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  1. From the album: A Few Other Things

    These sweet wicker pieces were looking shabby, and not in a chic way. So I redid them and made the cushion. The planter looks good with flowers, but could be used for other things.

    © DAL Minis

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  2. Yes! Is it suppose to be a hotel...do you think.....? They describe it as 1920's Victorian style (that cracks me up), but the clientele looks a little shady.
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  3. I usually just use Krylon Crystal Clear acrylic coating. There have it in gloss and in matte depending on the finish look you'd like. Where I live its about $13 a can.
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  4. It totally changes the look of the house! Nice job.
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  5. I have used poly to seal paper after I've laid it and the glue had dried. For flooring strips I have become addicted to iron-on wood veneer that I buy in rolls at the hardware store and split and cut into 6" lengths. Before that I used to take my cork-backed steel ruler and turn my Stanley utility knife/ box cutter upside down and use the back of the point to scribe my "boards" directly into the plywood of the kit. When I applied the stain and then wiped it off the stain that stayed down in the scribed lines picked out the detail: Other floor treatments I have done include paintin
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  6. Thanks Qubanqtee! What do you use to seal the paper? I’ve got polyurethane, would that work?
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  7. Several years ago Greenleaf stopped replacing parts from kits not purchased directly from them. If you have the sheets the pieces were punched out from, perhaps you could trace them and cut you missing pieces, or someone with the kit open but unbuilt could trace your missing pieces and you could use the tracings as a pattern to make replacements.
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  8. This is a beautiful house! It makes me want to build another Fairfield.
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  9. Where did you get the brick paper?
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  10. I love how you enclosed the house. So clever. Are the small windows big ones that you cut down?
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  11. Hi Cayce! Welcome to the neighborhood! Scrapbook paper is an inexpensive alternative to the strip flooring that should come with the kit. If you have a printer at home you could even print your own flooring paper as long as you seal it so the ink doesn't run. Take your time in each room. The beautiful part is you dont have to do everything at the same time! Hopefully you will post photos of your progress as soon as you have access to the albums (after 5 posts).
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  12. Just looking for inspiration to create/bash (alter) my own furniture and came across these pictures. They show a little of what you can make with everyday real life objects.
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  13. Welcome to the little family, Cayce. Didn't your kit come with flooring? My first two kits were the Dura-Craft San Franciscan (the 555 version) and the Cambridge, and they both came with flooring strips. Scrapbook paper makes for lovely affordable wallpaper and Dover publications has this: and this is an excellent source for making Victorian furniture:
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  14. Omg! I looked at the pictures backwards. I thought you turned a red house beige! Sorry about that. I think I was thinking because you were redecorating a Christmas house to a Finnish house. I was kinda puzzled you covered up all that lovely red....lol.
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  15. Hi, welcome! You can make furniture yourself, potentially temporary bits which you can replace over time as funds allow. Just look at any little boxes and think - could that be a cupboard, bed, table or chair? Shallow boxes can have card shelves glued in, deeper ones can have cupboard doors drawn on, drape a piece of cloth (too small clothes?) over one as a comforter on a bed...
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  16. Welcome Cayce, For wallpaper, a cheaper alternative is scrapbook papers. They go on sale at the major craft stores all of the time... I recommend this blog by Kris Comfort. It will inspire you to make your own furniture...http://1inchminisbykris.blogspot.com/
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  17. This doorway piece seems lovely for $15: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-12-Scale-Dollhouse-Wood-Arch-Kit/254930162676
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