November 28, 2011
Dollhouse kits, Electricity, Fairfield, Fairfield half-inch, Half-inch scale
I finally got the lights hooked up and tested on the first two floors.
Living room, looking into foyer.
This will be the kitchen.
Entrance hall. I like how the wallpapered ceiling came out. It never occurred to me to wallpaper a ceiling, until I was flipping through the book, Painted Ladies Revisited, and saw some lovely examples of wallpapered ceilings, Victorian style. Mine is nowhere near as elaborate, but I’m happy with it.
Upstairs front room. This will be the bedroom.
This will become the bathroom.
Upstairs main hall. Wanted to put a light in the tower section, but the ceiling is too low for a ceiling fixture.
Looking at these pics reminds me how much trimming I’ll have to do. Lots of little gaps (the warpage factor).
When I dry fitted the roof pieces, I saw that if I want stairs to go to the third floor and the tower to be accessible (kit has it totally enclosed, which could be cool too), I have to modify the roof pieces. So, I, my trusty power saw, ruler, and pencil went to work. Hopefully it will all come out right. We’ll see!
November 22, 2011
Dollhouse kits, Fairfield, Fairfield half-inch, Half-inch scale
Both my mom and my dollhouse are progressing. I think Mom is probably more excited about her progress! 🙂 We’re both pleased with how well she’s recovering.
On with the Fairfield. I have almost finished the first floor, except for all the trimming, gluing in the staircase and putting on the bottom newel post.
Sun room (from back of house)
The right side w/ kitchen flooring in place. All flooring is done for first and second floors.
The upstairs hall with the doors to rooms and tower French doors in place. The window on the right I cut myself to add more light.
I ran into a problem with warpage when I fitted on the third floor. The walls are just not going to fit the floor unless I do some serious bending or forcing (and I fear breaking).
So… I cut off part of the third floor on the right side of the upstairs hall. This will be open to the roof, and I’ll rail it off on the next floor like a gallery. You can kind of see that in this pic (look at ceiling). I’ve also cut a hole in the next floor to continue the staircase.
The flooring here, btw, is Houseworks Southern Pine flooring stained with Early American Minwax stain pens.
I need more lighting supplies, then next I’ll do much trimming, put flooring on the third floor, and see what fun I can have up there!