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  1. I thought I would try making my own furnishings for my dollhouse. So far this is what I have. I still have to add hardware to the cabinets and other little things. Next I'm going to try a table and chairs and light fixture to go above my island. I never thought I would be making my own furnishings. LOL
    10 points
  2. From the album: Scratch built dollhouse

    This is the view into the kitchen from the great room all lit up. I needed this wall to be installed permanently before any further progress could be made on the house. Big step.
    9 points
  3. Etsy issued me a full refund on the shadowcliff dollhouse today. So I have my money back. Thank you everyone for your emotional support. It was appreciated. I will be more careful in future about checking seller feedback and length of time the shop has been open. But all is well that ends well...
    9 points
  4. From the album: Scratch built dollhouse

    The entrance to the kitchen is finished. Just a few gaps to fill but the large wall that connects the kitchen to the great room is permanently glued in place.
    8 points
  5. Around 35 years ago, "Santa Claus" brought my ~10 year old daughter a Hofco Southern Dynasty dollhouse. Of course, a box of parts for a 10 year old would probably not be as welcomed as a fabricated house -- if only partially. The house was constructed over several (!!) evenings after work at a neighbor's house, to be delivered in time for Christmas. The exterior was essentially completed except for the siding on the peak of the gable. Well, the siding was applied but it was UPSIDE down. There wasn't enough siding material to remove and replace, and at that time no Internet existed to sear
    8 points
  6. From the album: Glencroft

    The upper left room is going to be a study, and I'm working on furniture for it.
    8 points
  7. I'm so thrilled with this light! My inspiration is a photo from Pinterest. I've never built a light before, but I've been watching videos. I haven't attached the roof yet and I won't until the kitchen is done. So that light is a bit off center, I'll fix that when it's all ready to go into place. I painted it to look like antique bronze. Built with wood, jewelry findings, styrene and dowels. The room addition is finally complete. The benches are actually built in and the cushions and pillows are following a tutorial from Julie Warren. Kim
    7 points
  8. This is my first doll house/miniature and I’m pretty pleased how it’s turned out so far. I still have some fine tuning on the outside and need to start the wood floors.
    7 points
  9. Sorry if this is the wrong place to post, but this story was too fun to not share. YouTubers troll Airbnb by listing dollhouse, making $3K in bookings https://nypost.com/2021/04/21/youtubers-troll-airbnb-by-listing-dollhouse-making-3k-in-bookings/
    6 points
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  12. From the album: Mini Paintings

    My latest mini painting .. this one is going to live at @Qubanqtee’s house.

    © @Samusa

    6 points
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  14. From the album: Scratch built dollhouse

    Dry fit progress pic of the 1/12th scale house thus far. L to R we have the entryway, great-room and kitchen.
    5 points
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  16. Haha, very funny. But also, who saw those pictures and thought it was a real house?! Sometimes you can't tell, but those rooms look mini to me. Also, I just noticed the bedroom has the same carpet I'm stitching right now! But with different colors.
    5 points
  17. Here's the half-scale Fairfield I'm building. It's almost complete! Finishing off the roof trim, tower roof details and kitchen porch I've added to the side.
    5 points
  18. Love how these turned out! I went with the wide craft sticks and used the chop saw I got for my birthday to take off the ends. That was the best gift! I can't believe how quickly I was able to whip through the cuts! I'm working on the Mediterranean tile in the back of the room now. Kim
    5 points
  19. This represents countless hours of flower making. Just thought I'd share a little spring beauty in 1/12th scale since I finished "planting" this evening!
    5 points
  20. From the album: A Few Other Things

    Wishing everyone the luck of the Irish!

    © DAL Minis

    5 points
  21. From the album: A Few Other Things

    Serving these up in teacup planters, these work in both 1:12 and 1:24 scale. These are really fun to make.

    © DAL Minis

    5 points
  22. I was having a wonderful time using the wood filler to fill in all the cracks (or in my case GAPS). It's so much like finger painting. Then came SANDING. If I had known how much I hate sanding I'd have taken up fly fishing instead of dollhouses. I think there is a conspiracy regarding brads and nails. I'm convinced the makers deliberately put in crooked ones in every package just so they can laugh at me trying to nail them in. Water based and water soluble only mean if one teeny drop of moisture touches what you're working on, it will dissolve, disintegrate, curl up and die. Wat
    5 points
  23. Here’s the bedroom
    5 points
  24. I tackled my first dollhouse during lockdown. And, honestly, if there were mistakes to be made, I made them. In an array of flowered wallpaper, how did I not see the tiniest of tiny birds flying upside down?? I’m pleased with how the orchid turned out. I wanted a bit more room so I added a sunroom to the model. I stole a little trim from other places to make it fit with the overall feel.
    5 points
  25. Congratulations to Brae Oktober (Otterine) for an Honorable Mention in the HBS 2020 Creatin' Contest.
    5 points
  26. Hi Melissa, Wainscoting is a general term for any type of paneling that covers a lower portion of a wall. Beadboard, board & batten and scribe sheathing are all types of paneling for interiors and used for wainscoting. Board & batten and scribe sheathing are also used for exterior house finishes as well. - Board and batten is thin pieces of wood spaced vertically. Sometimes additional pieces are placed horizontally to create a grid effect. - Beadboard is when two thin grooves are cut into wood to create a decorative beading. - Scribe sheathing is very similar to
    5 points
  27. The kitchen is the only thing worth showing so far
    5 points
  28. I have 3 finished in the house, 2 in the workroom, 3 purchased half built to rehab in closets, and I have no idea how many are under the beds in the spare room, but I have noticed they are peeking out from under the bed skirt trying to escape due to overcrowding....LOL
    5 points
  29. My family seems to think they KNOW how many kits I have.......Buwahahah. But do they really know?
    5 points
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  31. From the album: Mini Paintings

    Hand for scale. I gave this one a larger May and frame than usual because my mother is not a miniaturist
    5 points
  32. Home & Family on Hallmark channel had a craft segment today where they created miniature vignettes in lanterns. More exposure for the hobby!
    5 points
  33. From the album: Mini Food Creations over the years

    I just love how the “cream cheese frosting” came out.
    5 points
  34. I've been admiring the Greenleaf dollhouses online for years, but had never been able to justify the expense, until this spring, when the world got cancelled. I live in Northern Saskatchewan, Canada, and for the first couple months of lockdown, you literally couldn't go outside without your face freezing within a minute or two, so I decided I needed a project, and bought the Magnolia. Now I'm hooked! I'll admit I rushed out of excitement and I'm not thrilled with the colour, and I'm just not happy with how it turned out, so I'm giving it to my daughter to play with. I've ordered the Buttercup
    5 points
  35. Not a question about the Beacon Hill but this seems as good a place as any to put this. Scrolling around pretty decorating ideas on the Internet, I perused a multi-million-dollar apartment in Paris. Thought you all might like to see what these millionaires had prominently displayed in their foyer!!!
    5 points
  36. Next time someone questions you for making dollhouses, refer them to this story.....I love this lady! I agree with her about having people in her houses. https://news.wttw.com/2019/07/31/lifelong-dollhouse-maker-dreams-creating-museum
    5 points
  37. Some of us are builders, some of us are decorators, some of us are collectors, and some of us carry bits of all of those genes on our miniature DNA helix.
    5 points
  38. From the album: Maison Ginny

    I wasn’t satisfied with the dark walnut stain finish on this settee, so I risked it and painted it black with crimson wash on top. I’ve done this before to good effect, and was happy to see it worked well on this piece too. I’ve given it a couple of coats of varnish and I’m ready to start upholstery. I have a golden velvet picked out, but if it is too thick I’ll have to rethink it. This color choice for this piece goes well with the mahogany marble top side table and looks good in the parlor of the house.

    © DAL Minis

    4 points
  39. In a Mardi Gras room box, I added a window to the French quarter. It was really quite effective, if I do say so myself! The battery light was from Walmart, on of those that operate by touch. Easy enough to lift the top of the box, touch the light, and voila!
    4 points
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