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feuz86

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  1. I'm going to build each of my 3 girls a dollhouse.... I was going to build all three the same house just painted and decorated differently, you know to avoid any fights or jealousy. however, now I'm feeling that doing 3 completely different houses would better fit their personalities. I definitely want to build a Laurel dollhouse for one, but I need 2 similar in size houses..... is the Arthur similar? it looks quite a bit smaller.... maybe the westville? any suggestions would be great. I've only built a Laurel so I'm not very familiar with any other houses and their sizes....
  2. It’s been nearly a decade since I built a dolhouse.... last time I took nearly 2 years to build a laurel dollhouse. I’m starting up again since I now have 3 little girls of my own and I want to build one for my oldest’s 8th birthday next summer. I’m looking at all of the “hacks” to make it simpler and faster this time around. I have two questions: 1. do you paint and wallpaper before building the shell or after? And 2. Has anyone ever built the shell and spray painted it with good results? I’ve always just hand painted everything and it took forever! Looking to see if s
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    Thanks! I used my two favorite colors from my childhood.
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    I will have to look into the veneers next time! thanks for the idea! The only reason I did it this way was I was trying to save money by using left over siding strips, like I said.... next time I'm not going to worry about "saving" money; I'm going to worry about saving time.
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    The Laurel

    This little monster is going to kill me!
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    From the album: The Laurel

    Probably the most tedious paint job I have ever done. I think I hate painting the most.
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    From the album: The Laurel

    There's no changing my mind now! I divided up the attic so that it is two rooms and I finally started wallpapering. so far it's going great. no mishaps yet.
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    From the album: The Laurel

    OK I finally decided! these are the papers that offically decided on!
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    From the album: The Laurel

    Floors are completely glued down! what a headache! I think next time I will just splurge and buy the flooring sheets. Each "floor board" liked to curl everytime I tried to glue it down. It made getting the floor nice and even really hard.
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    From the album: The Laurel

    Still battling what wallpapers to use... but I think I have it figured out.
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    It was the most painstaking thing I have done so far. It makes shingling look fun.
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    From the album: The Laurel

    roof and windows aren't glued on yet...
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    From the album: The Laurel

    Progress is slow becuase I decided that the porch railings that came with my laurel were too warped to even try to use. I bought nicer rails, spindles, and post but now they require a fancier paint job....
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    From the album: The Laurel

    So I am having a hard time deciding on the wallpaper. I love the yellow paper that I have in the bottom left hand corner, but I just don't know if it's too bright for the rest of the house. I am having trouble finding wallpaper to go into the upstairs right handed room that match with the rest of the house.... any suggestions? yellow? red? should the whole house be red? or just yellow? or a mix? honest opinions would be really great. My husband just tells me that whatever I decide will look great, so it's not the most helpful advice.
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    From the album: The Laurel

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    From the album: The Laurel

    I am using left over sliding for my flooring and it seems to be going ok. The attic floor is finished and then the other floors all in different stages of being finished.
  17. Well I posted the original post nearly 4 moths ago and it's sad to admit, but I still haven't even started to wallpaper my house yet. I am now obessing about pattern and colors. I don't want my house to look like a Magic Eye... (you know those pictures where if you go cross eyed you can see a hidden 3D picture).... I'm concerned that there are too many different floral patterns going on. So, how hard is it to remove wallpaper once it's on? you know, just incase I change my mind once again....
  18. Ok I'm a little confused about the porch roof on my laurel. How do those tabs work? they seem to only be in the way. Also there seems to be a gap between the porch roof and the house walls. Is this supposed to be there or is the roof meant to be completely up against the walls? Are the shingles supposed to cover the gap?
  19. Well I went ahead and splurged on nice dollhouse wallpaper. It wasn't cheap and now I'm even more nervous to wallpaper my laurel than before! I have built dollhouses before, but never I have wallpapered. Does anyone have any advice on wallpapering? any stories? Do's and Do not's? anything would be great, I just need a boost of confidence to get started.
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    From the album: The Laurel

    This is the layout of the wallpapers as they will be in the house... or at least as of right now this is how they are going to go in... I might change my mind.
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    From the album: The Laurel

    sorry the photos aren't as clear as I would like them to be.
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    From the album: The Laurel

    I received my wallpaper the other day and I LOVE them!
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    From the album: The Laurel

    It took a ton of poly and tape to hold it down, but I think it was well worth it.
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