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  2. Vanessa, it's more a hobby than a job. Maybe if you try to sell for the cost of materials. No one would ever really buy a house if labor was included. Even then, cheaper plastic houses from Fisher price hold up better for little kids' play than the artwork created by someone building, decorating, and furnishing a dollhouse.
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  4. How is your house Muriel. I was thinking of you a few days ago when sorting out my silks, did you finally manage to get your curtains sorted. My Fairfield is on hold too as I am completely gutting and sorting my craft room, which of course involves the whole house as I have stuff stashed all over.. crazy. I spent a quiet afternoon yesterday sorting my dressmaking pins and sewing needles..ditto t al my knitting needles etc. I envy you Christmas house. I stll have a bultt but bare house here that I may do as one so I am watching yor post very carefully. I forget it;s name but it is a small MDF one. Looking forward to your update,
  5. I'll bite, if the furniture's not included,why include it in the photos, especially the obviously Tudor tables?
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  7. Welcome to the little family, Ellie. A dollhouse from the '70s is "quite old"? Then some of us members here must be total fossils! Do you know what house that one is? And which one are you working on now?
  8. I recently bought a duracraft Madison MD740 dollhouse kit with missing parts and would take any help I can get in finding parts . It’s missing a outside structural corner wall as well as interior and exterior stairs and the roof shingles
  9. I can imagine the marble version on a plain pedestal stained ebony.
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  11. The door and window punchouts make table tops and the stair rail punchouts and unused bits of gingerbread make table legs and other goodies. That's how I made little tables like the one in the kitchen from scraps of the White Orchid.
  12. One of my favorite old saws: Young son: Daddy, what makes the sky blue? Dad: I don't know, Son. Young son: Daddy, what makes it rain? Dad: I don't know, Son. Young son: Daddy, why is Mommy mad? Dad: I don't know, Son. Young son: Daddy, does it bother you that I ask a lot of questions? Dad: Why, no, Son; how will you learn things if you don't ask questions?
  13. Your staggering is in a horizontal plane, rather than vertical; how interesting.
  14. How about $9.99? Wood Strip Cutter from Micro Mark
  15. Our trip was masked and socially distanced, but we got out on the road and it was liberating.
  16. Hi Lisa thank you! It’s been a fun house to put together. I especially like how you can work on most of it while it’s flat. If I had FB I’d check it out lol but I guess I’m old school. This kit really lends itself to a lot of ideas. I love spooky, so that’s where it went for me, with that mansard roofline. I’d love to see your progress! I’ve only seen a few of these ones completed. Thank you!
  17. Nice to hear from you Kelly! You have quite the menagerie to keep you company! Hope you can make it back soon!
  18. Welcome to the forum, Jim. I removed your email address since posting it publicly can make you a spam magnet. Email addresses can be exchanged through the forum's private message system. Also, Gwen5000 doesn't seem to be active here so she isn't likely to see your post. You might want to try messaging her instead. Click her username to go to her profile and then click the Message button.
  19. I use clear acetate from packaging, I'll be interested in your results.
  20. I made fake folding stairs to my farmhouse attic:
  21. I'll add one thing that I've said before, but I'll say it again: Sign Your Work. Others on that thread added handy thoughts about saving paint colors, sharing memories of the house, who it was built for, what inspired it, the name of the manufacturer, etc. Sable suggested taping an envelope to the bottom of the house, which I think is a great idea. You could put the paint colors and even the original instructions into that. Oh, how many times I've wished I had those!
  22. I found a second vintage Washington! Now I have two in progress. The purple house is WIP. The white house is how it looked when I purchased it for $15. It was in pretty bad condition, very crumbly but thanks to the wood glue on the edges trick, it is coming along very well. It needed a good clean, too. Not done, so please understand that much exterior work still remains. I was sad to have to remove nice wallpaper from the interior but I just did not trust what might be under it. Still figuring out the final colors for the exterior am pretty sure I am going to do a very simple interpretation (kind of folk art treatment) on the exterior this time, concentrating details on the interior. The other house may be the opposite. Thought some of you might enjoy seeing another Washington. If anyone knows of a third Washington that I can get a hold of, I'd like to do a tryptic. Three interpretations of the same vintage house!
  23. I picked up some spackle for the interior based on your post. I just did not like how the drywall patch was turning out. It is very powdery and required three coats just to get the plywood not to show through. I am loving the spackle. It is smoothing things out nicely and creating a soft finish perfect for adobe. Easier to texture, too, to create trowel marks for that hand-plastered effect without being as rough as the stucco repair I'm using on the exterior walls.
  24. I don't know if this'll help you at all, but I once built a home for a Sylvan figure. I built most of the furniture, but was able to use a 1:12 coffee table as a dining table, and after I cut down the legs of a couple kitchen chairs from the dollar store, they were an acceptable size. The hanging cabinet is the top half of a Michael's hutch, the kettle and copper pot were 1" scale. The tea set was just something I found in some gift shop, not specific to dollhouses. For your figures I think you'll find that a lot of 1:24 furniture will look really tiny, especially the chairs, because your people look on the chunky side. I've done a couple other houses scaled to non dollhouse figures, and it can get tricky.
  25. I introduced myself before I read your message... sad or I would have!
  26. Thank you, Kells! I knew someone here would clock it.
  27. Really cool. Definitely worth the time to watch.
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