Saturday, February 23, 2013

McKinley dollhouse - weeks Thirty One and Thirty Two

Hi, Everyone!

These past two weeks I've done lots of gluing, painting and 'shinning'.
The exterior trimmings of the dinning/living room and bedroom windows and the roof of the porch are ready:
3 coats of 'guache' dark brown and 1 coat of transparent nail polish for 'shiny!' and I got this:

Now I'm going to finish the other parts of the roof. The kitchen windows and the bathroom window are off 'cause I'm planing some modifications.

And I just found this from Joan Elliot Design:

What a great Idea for a McKinley bashing!


Monday, February 11, 2013

McKinley dollhouse - week Thirty

Hi, everyone

Here's what I done this week.
Shingles, shingles, shingles! Over the kitchen's bay window roof and the tower roof:

And that's all... 'cause I'm researching staircases.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

McKinley dollhouse - Week Twenty Nine

HI, Y'all

The main roof is done!
Hot glue and popsicle sticks galore! I added a strip of siding on the top border as a 'crown molding'... Not too bad, if I may say so.
I still need to shingle the porch roof, the bay window roof and the tower roof.
Besides the shingles I need to add the exterior trimmings, glue the tower roof in place and add 2nd and 3rd floor staircases.But it's going good! Here the pictures:

The Scottish girl will be ready soon, I hope. I guess since it's almost done I'm getting bored with the McK. I'll be getting a new dollhouse in September, but I'm still not sure which one to get - Willowcrest, Brookwood or the Fairfield.
The Willowcrest is gorgeous and it's my favorite but the Brookwood makes me dream of modern furniture; The Fairfield is the most 1/2 scale precious thing ever.
I researched many ways to bash the Willowcrest and the Brookwood into a front opening dollhouse so I can 'hang' them on the wall and the Fairfield is small enough for the table top 'turn-around' thingy I have.
ARGH!! Choices are evil!