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« Reply #1680 on: May 23, 2013 01:59:03 AM »

Thank you.  I was inspired by the egg carton stonework and felt I had to do some project that incorporates it. Smiley

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« Reply #1681 on: June 09, 2013 10:27:27 PM »

So this thread has been rather slow for a little while now and I wanted to post some of my progress on my "wizard house".

A little while ago I was given a house destined for the trash heap that was in pretty rough shape (pictures below) and I wanted to revive it and turn it into something neat and magical.

The house I was given is the Greenleaf Arthur (the same house Knickertwist found and turned into her AMAZING haunted house!)

So...this is what I was given:

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More updates to come!
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« Reply #1682 on: June 10, 2013 06:29:45 AM »

Looking forward to the updates!   Cheesy
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« Reply #1683 on: June 10, 2013 07:59:56 AM »

I see some things on the house that I would like to change on mine...I love the hinges on the door...and the shutters...also, the shingles on the roof are a good idea...
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« Reply #1684 on: June 10, 2013 10:12:31 AM »

I've been lurking this thread for a while now. Hubs even gave me the house kit about a year ago, but I haven't even opened it. The assembly is more daunting to me than the customization. So, last weekend I found this diamond-in-the-rough at a yard sale for $2. It is screwed together, so much easier to take apart/put together. I've already had some practice since I forgot to take "before" pics before I took it apart to clean and sand. The pics are after I sanded and cleaned off all of the scribbles, stickers and grime. I figure by posting it here, I'll be more motivated to keep working on it. It is going to be a fun project for my 11 y.o. DD and I this summer. Last night, I took apart (again) and primed it. Before I continue, I need to make a sketch of rooms and such. I am planning on adding dividers to break up the big rooms. Here we go .....


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« Reply #1685 on: June 10, 2013 10:51:38 AM »

That will be a lovely and fun project for you and your child to do!
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« Reply #1686 on: June 10, 2013 11:35:10 AM »

I wasn't happy with the door that came with the dollhouse so I decided to make my own. After all - a wizard needs a good, sturdy wood door for knocking and slamming.

Here's a bit of a "how I did it" for the door via photo's...

This is what the door looked like before I took it off the hinges and re-did it


I cut lengths of basswood to fit the door frame (measuring, using the old door as a model). Some of them were a bit marred and the bar code was big and bright, but it didn't matter - none of that would show in the end.



Using an X-Acto knife and metal file, I cut into the tops and bottoms of each of the "planks" of the soon-to-be door to age it.



I whittled away at the planks to age them even more and this is them together.



Next came the staining...


This is the final door after inking it and adding the horizontal planks. I quite like how it came out. I'm not sure about a handle yet, though. I might add a door-knocker, too.
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« Reply #1687 on: June 10, 2013 11:40:58 AM »

great job!
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« Reply #1688 on: June 10, 2013 12:03:32 PM »

That door is amazing!
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« Reply #1689 on: June 10, 2013 12:05:47 PM »

That door is amazing!

Thanks lady!
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