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« on: February 16, 2008 10:49:21 PM »

ok so years ago I wanted a doll house for my dolls.  Yes I am an adult, and I thought they should have an adult house too so I worked a very long time (don't really want to think how long it took me but we'll get to that, lol) 

Shortly after I completed my apartment/livingroom for them we moved 2000 miles across the country, and the movers destroyed my grown up doll house.  The dolls that 'lived here' are around 16 inches tall (roughly 42cm for the rest of the world) 

I didn't even think we had photos of my project anymore but I was looking for photos on my husband's old computer and found these photos buried in there.  I saw others in there too but didn't get them all moved to my thumb drive, hoping I can find the others again. 

I made the 'room' itsself, the shelves, all the contents of the shelves (minus the rabbit) I made the sofa & chaise, and the magazines, the curtains, etc... Anyway it's something i was very proud of even if it died too soon lol.  If I find the other photos I'll post a few of those too Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2008 10:53:08 PM »

Wow it's amazing it all looks so real.

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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2008 12:03:52 AM »

All I can say is WOW. When I saw the first photo, I thought you were going to say this was your living room and this is the shelf you put the dollhouse in. I'm completely amazed!

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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2008 05:46:04 AM »

That looks SOOOO real! You're amazing! wow!

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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2008 06:09:32 AM »

Wow, when I saw the preview picture, I thought it was a real livingroom, too!  I especially love the tiny DVDs.

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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2008 08:28:48 AM »

That is absolutely amazing! Were you able to salvage anything?

It's gorgeous!


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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2008 09:41:08 AM »

Wow!! Before reading your post, I saw the first picture and was wondering where the doll house was!! Nicely done! I am sorry that it was destroyed. Do you plan to rebuild?

« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2008 10:33:28 AM »

oh my god- looking at this post, the whole way through i was thinking "how this is a really nice living room! so clean and pretty and perfect-looking".. then i saw the last picture in there with the doll sitting on the sofa and when 'omg!! its all tiny stuff! its not big at all!" .. wow. this is an amazing doll house room. what an awesome job! Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2008 12:10:47 PM »

You can be more than proud of that, you can positively rave about your extreme talents!!  I was just browsing through the recent additions and I don't always read the thread topics.  I seriously thought this was another room redecorating thread...until I saw the doll!!!  I did a double-take, scrolled back up to look at the title and then FREAKED out!  The DVDs are perfect! Aw heck, everything is perfect!  You so totally rock!!

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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2008 12:32:00 PM »

Thank you everyone Smiley  It was such fun for me to do and I really love 'real' details in things, I find it most fun when I can create something tiny and convince someone it is not lol.

I was able to salvage some of the prop parts, the house itself was actually 3 rooms, one very large one that was a miniature 'nightclub' and then 2 apartment rooms upstairs, the entire house sat about 5 1/2 feet tall, 2 1/2 feet deep and 8 feet wide.  I'm hoping there are photos of the other parts of the house on his computer too. 

As for rebuilding, I want to build a bigger one for the BJD dolls I collect (which are all mostly 2 feet tall or taller), but it'd need to be closer to 6 1/2 feet by 4 feet by 11 feet to work out at 2 stories tall.  I'm not sure the hubby will allow me to get away with that, But I have been collecting and making props for them as well in the hopes of doing something similar for them 'someday' lol.

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« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2008 04:04:33 PM »

the pics downloaded very slowly for me, so I was reading and looking at what I thought was your lounge, waiting for the doll house pics, and like the other posts did a massive double take when I realised this was not your loungeroom but the dolls!
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« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2008 07:07:50 PM »

I must know how you made... well, everything. I've got my own bunch of BJDs and they really need a nicer looking living room. I LOVE the DVDs and the books and the sofa is amazing.
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2008 10:16:53 PM »

You are insane!

We learn this stuff at school, model making, and I know how tedious and time consuming it can be to get everything to scale and looking correct. You've done a fantastic job! Well done.
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« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2008 10:32:04 PM »

This is incredible.  Your eye for detail is awsome.  I too thought it was a very nice pic of your livingroom and was looking for the scaled down one....  So sad that that it was destroyed.  I'm glad that you have at least pictures.  It looks down right perfect. Hope you can make another to replace this one. It is just awsome!!!  Also hope you find more pics.
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« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2008 11:49:22 PM »

I find it devastating that you lost your beautiful house  Cry. *slaps movers upside the head*

That is wonderfully attentive and I love the books and dvds.

Please post pics of your new house when you get around to it.


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« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2008 02:34:08 AM »

I didn't read what the post said before I scrolled adn I was thinking "WTF are there pictures of her living room for? Where's the toys? O_o" ... had me fooled. Great work!

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« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2008 03:27:35 AM »

AAAAAA!!!! This is gorgeous! Miniatures are my favorite craft out there...and I have to sy that you did a perfect job!

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« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2008 08:35:49 AM »

You did so, so, sooo good!  When I saw the thumbnails under the new projects, I thought this was a home decorating project!  Very awesome!  I'm absolutely amazed, and I can't even imagine how long that must have taken!!  Sucks that the movers destroyed it though =\ 
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« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2008 07:23:45 AM »

I'm about to refurb the dollhouse my grandmother made for me when I was five. I hope it looks half as good as this one.

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