Thursday, June 28, 2012

McKinley dollhouse - how is suppose to look


This is how a McKinley Dollhouse is suppose to look if you  (have a very creative imagination ) and follow the very very VERY basic assembly instructions.

I have seen many 'bashings' that made this dollhouse look very poshy. Let's hope mine ends up somewhat decent. Beyoncé will probably disembowel me if not...

McKinley dollhouse - week fiveish (?)

I'm going to add the outer roof parts this weekend ( the gods willing of course ).
I'm going to do some 'bashing' because the attic is kind of a not usable/wasted space and I WANT MORE SPACE!

And I started the fireplace - which I'm still not sure I'll add to the dollhouse, 'cause you know... I WANT MORE SPACE!

And I have started the plans for the flooring.

My choices for the floor is woodwork (read Popsicle sticks) in the bedroom, hallway, living/dinning room and the attic 'space'.
The walls will be white 'plaster' - on every wall, 'cause my furniture is kind of busy....
The kitchen/bathroom floors AND walls will be tiles. I found a great (and cheap!!!) place that sells them in large quantities and in good quality.
Since I got a bathtub that is 'porcelain' brown I want the bath to be a brown/caramel/bege and white 'thingie'. My favorites:


the green is gooorgeous!

the black one is soooo posh!

I have not decide the color for the kitchen, yet, so many choices!
Exterior... nooo idea...

that's all folks.. Later!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

McKinley dollhouse - Week Four


I'm  stoooopid so I'm 'ungluing' the tower parts since I was not able to cut the round window I needed it.
AND since I was in the mood I unglued the porch floor to I could redo the freaking front steps.I used my hair dryer to soften the glue.

Victory!!!...after 3 hours I was able to unglue the tower parts, the porch floor, place the front steps and re-glue the porch floor.

The result:

The front steps:

And this is the round window - and I got only 7 new cuts on my fingers:

The darker one is the one I did, the other is the original die-cut (?) - looks good enough for me:

Next, I think I'll put the staircase together. and the fireplace.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

McKinley dollhouse - Week Three


I haven't done much this week..
Almost finish the tower, only missing the roof.

and I started the kitchen bay window roof.

And I am half way through the fireplace 'thingy'

AND I sanded all the parts for the staircase.


Saturday, June 9, 2012

McKinley dollhouse - And we have gaps... lots of gaps


Gaps... no matter how or where I glue, gaps are abound.

And I mixed some tower parts and glued wrong... Results: I'm going to have cut a new hole. ARGH!
Stooopid me!


Friday, June 8, 2012

McKinley dollhouse - Week Two

Hello, Hello!

I'm still working on the McKinley dollhouse

Picture time!


Large gap between the 'walls', I think I'm going to have to fill that up... aeh

Kitchen bay window:

The drawers:

See the floor support. It's not a 90º angle so the drawer did not fit anymore... ARGH!

So I had to cut and sand and cut and sand THEN glue... the eraser' boxes are weighting the thing down...

I have about 5 thousand splinters.. Good times... NOT
This is how The McKinley looks tonight. I still have a LOT of work to do.


Saturday, June 2, 2012

McKinley dollhouse - First Week , part two

Hello hello!

More pictures:

Weighting things down so it can glue in place, sort of:

More holes, aeh:

Overzealous sanding gap.. stoooopid me: