Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Fairfield dollhouse - Days 47 and 48

Hi, everyone!

I just finished the floors!
I used wood tongue depressors as floor board. It end it up looking great!

Pictures times:

The bathrooms are the same shape so I took just one picture, although the attic bathroom is a little bit bigger

This is the attic floor. It was a pain to align the thing so I could slide it in place....
The view from the back:

Close up:

Side view:

Second floor hallway:

Ground floor living room/hallway:

Side view:

Close up ground floor side view:

That's all for today. Tomorrow I'll be sanding and gluing the floors in place. Still not sure if I'll stain/paint or something them.
After Christmas is wallpaper choices... ARGH!
Cheers! and,
Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Fairfield dollhouse - Days 43 to 46


Very productive days have passed.
I papered all the ceilings with white 'lightly texture' paper and I'm planning to add a mural on the tower ceiling:
The prototype worked like a dream:

I was planning to do the wood flooring with bamboo sticks but that ended up Fuuuugly! So it was back to the faithful popsicle sticks/tongue depressors.
Although I have many cuts on my fingers (for shame!), I was able to complete 3 rooms today.
The Dining/kitchen area:

The second floor rooms:

View from the back:

I'm going to finish the floor templates for the rest of the house, then it's ceiling mural and the dreadful time choosing wallpaper!
Got to go!
Later and Cheers!!!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Fairfield dollhouse - Days 41 and 42

Hi, everyone!

I had a constant headache this week so I only worked at the staircases yesterday and today.
It was not perfect but since I'm going to add some carpet (rugs?) on it, I think it end up pretty good!

This is the first-to-second floor staircase:

This is the second-to-third floor staircase (built from scratch with popsicle sticks):

Now, I have to paint it, if I can decide which color, add the tapestry so it can be glued in place... After I decide the wallpaper...

ARGH CHOICES!!!!!!!!!!!


Saturday, November 29, 2014

The Fairfield dollhouse - Day 40

Hi, everyone!

I did nothing this last week... I had a severe case of laziness and 'dollhouse block'. BUT today I woke up determined to do something about it. 
So I primed/painted the Fairfield.

Everything is white for now:

Now I'm at the final stages of planning the staircases and I'll be gluing them tomorrow... I hope..
Time to nap off the paint fumes...

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Fairfield dollhouse - Days 30 to 39


'Stucco' was done.

It dried and I was going to leave 'au naturel' but I got scratched by it, so I decided to sand it some...

I really like the 'not so perfect' look. To me, that makes it more real-life like.
I really need some masks... I think I inhaled a ton of wood paste dust... No coughing...yet...
And the staircases drama still is ongoing!
More later, this Sunday... maybe...


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Fairfield dollhouse - Days 27 to 29


I forgot to add the pictures of the Left Gable in place.
Back view:

Front view:

General view:

After that I work - very hard - on the Tower Base and its extended walls...
Looking from inside. Yes, there's some gaps but it will be gone after I add some stucco and the interior wall coverings... I hope. :D

Looking from outside:

Front view:

General view at this time:

Now I'm going to leave the Fairfield to rest and let its glue to dry completely.
The rest of the Gables will be added this week. Next is stucco and the staircases... and CHOICES!! ARGH!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

The Fairfield dollhouse - Days 25 and 26


I decided to work on the inner wall in the third floor and the roof, instead of the staircases...
I bleed and cried but the roof is going good...
I cut the original Main Gable/Left so I could have opening for the tower space. I added some scrap wood so the height was the same with the Left Gables:

I made a inner wall so I could have a private room in the third floor:

View from the back:

View from above. Not too shabby!:

That's all for now. I'm going to spray paint/primer all tomorrow so I can glue the Front of the Left Gable in place. And the tower roof is going to be a pain to bash...

Later, Cheers!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Fairfield dollhouse - Days 21 to 24

Hello hello!

The last four days were very productive indeed!!!
All inner walls, the fireplace, the bay windows external walls and the third floor were glued in place. Now I'm going to let the Fairfield rest till Saturday when I'm will spray paint/prime it.

I only have the roof and the staircases to glued in place... And choose the colors. Mom wants red but I don't know... I'm thinking blues or greens.. or grays..ARGH! CHOICES!!!!
Now it's pictures funtimes!

Bathroom wall in place:

Back inner wall second floor:

Tower wall extended:

Back view:

Inner walls and fireplace column in place - second floor:

Bay windows:


Front view:

Third floor in place:

Back view - with third floor in place:

Side view with third floor in place:

The second staircase head gap:

The hearths (?) in place:

Third floor inner walls addition:

Third floor inner wall, maybe a second bathroom?. As you can see the tower wall is extended this side too:

That's all for now! Staircases and CHOICES are next!