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The Challenge

The Greenleaf Team Builders are challenged by Community Members in this rare event… Battle Orchid! This blog is the the work of the Team Builders. See the Orchid Construction Blog (Community) to checkout the fine work of our community members. Both groups did a fantastic job... they're all winners! Greenleaf thanks them all for making both blogs possible.

The Orchid Dollhouse Kit is one of Greenleaf's most popular dollhouses. It strikes the prefect balance between price and design. You may find this blog useful for tips and decorating ideas as build your Orchid Dollhouse. Bookmark the page and visit as often as needed.

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Lights, Clay, Action!

I added the lights to the house today. There is a down light on the front porch a chandelier in the living room and a downlight with a frosted shade in the Kitchen. There is a outlet in the bedroom that has room for three lights to plug in. It is hidden behind the right side of the roof. The bathroom has a ceiling light too. I added stone to the bottom half of the house and stucco with exposed bricks on the top. Now I gotta let it dry then I will touch up the paint on the windows and then

Minis On The Edge

Minis On The Edge

TRIM TRIM TRIM

today I spent about 3 hours punching sanding and painting 2 coats of paint on all the trim Peices...well ok not ALL of them but I made a huge dent in the job. but before I did all that boring work I took the time and did something fun which was to build the porch of course it took a little over an hour to punch sand and paint all the bits which make up the porch the porch floor and step had wonderful grain showing so that had to be stained. I just couldnt make myself pai

nuttiwebgal

nuttiwebgal

tissue/paint effect

I use this method alot. its quick and gives a very nice plaster/stucco effect and its cheep which always makes me happy. I use 2 ply toliet tissue which I tear into strips I use whatever paint I think I will like because when it is dry I can always paint over. step 1-- paint the surface first step 2 --apply the tissue 1 ply at a time to the wet surface than gently brush on more paint over the top of the tissue

nuttiwebgal

nuttiwebgal

I begin

I began building the Orchid by cleaning up and reorganizing my work area. than yesterday I let the peices out of the box! they were so Happy! I like to have a plan for each house when I start it seems to move along quicker that way so plan is for house to be given to my soon to be 86 yr old grandmother. so I am taking extra care in the prep work. I stained both floors with Americana stain waited a couple of hours and than applied 1 coat of polyurethane. of course weather sel

nuttiwebgal

nuttiwebgal

Changing the Windows

I have decided to change the window silk screen and leave it clear below and a Wistera stained glass print on the top of the double hung windows. The bay window will be texture glass and only the big octagon window will have a stained glass pattern. To see more about how I do stained windows, click HERE . I painted the window Casings "Brown Iron Oxide" I also painted the Pediments this color. I then painted the the window sashes "Dark Burt Umber" (it almost look black in the pictures but it i

Minis On The Edge

Minis On The Edge

The Fun Begins

I don't know what it is about opening a Brand New Wood Kit from Greenleaf but I ALWAYS feel so excited. I am not sure if it is the first smell of wood fresh of out of the box or the fact that it is a new house waiting to be born or what. I just know I have feel excited about it eveytime. I opened the box and it told me it did not want to be a stone house from medieval times or shortly after. It said it wants to use the same windows from the kit (Which are so cool because they look like they r

Minis On The Edge

Minis On The Edge

IT Begins!

so Im the first. I have my kit...I have my plan....I do not have a clean work area yet. so I will begins asap. Im looking forward to seeing how everyones house turns out! Happy Building :o nutti :lol:

nuttiwebgal

nuttiwebgal

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