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mygrommi

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    GA - USA

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  • Dollhouse Building Experience
    Five or more
  • Real Name
    Renea
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    United States

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  1. I love your house. Great idea for hiding the wiring. Once you start doing miniatures, you never look at every-day items the same. I always think about what I could use an item for in my dollhouse or room boxes before throwing anything away. Keep posting photos as you work on your house. Renea
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    Mini office 5

    This 2014 roombox features a replica of a "real-life" tiebox where co-workers donated old ties as a joke to my boss who hated wearing ties, but was required to wear a tie daily when he was promoted to the executive office suite. The tiebox with the donated ties became a conversation piece in his office and remained there for 11 years and I could not resist recreating the tiebox corner of the office for his retirement gift. The mini quarter on the table by the mini tiebox represents the rental fee my boss charged for fellow-executives who occasionally failed to wear a tie and needed one at the
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    Real Life Office

    Except the real-life sofa is a print and I could not find a similar print to cover the sofa, so I just painted it in a similar color. Thanks.
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    Mini office 1

    I took a scrap of the silk fabric I used on the chair kit to Lowes and had paint matched to the scrap color. It turned out that the paint had a slight gloss, which I did not like, so I sanded the sofa lightly after painting. If I had it to do over, I would use flat paint with no sheen. I probably should have had some flat paint mixed, and repainted it but I was running out of time. The sheen does not show so much in the room box, it shows more in the photo because of the flash, I think. It is just regular latex wall paint. The sofa was a calico print and I just painted over it.
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    2nd Office Roombox

    Another mini office room box I made in 2014 for my 2nd boss who retired. This box is a replica of just one corner of the same office of which I created the entire office in miniature in 2003 when my 1st boss retired. This 2014 roombox features a replica of a "real-life" tiebox where co-workers donated old ties as a joke to my boss who hated wearing ties, but was required to wear a tie daily in the executive office suite. The tiebox with the donated ties became a conversation piece in his office and remained there for 11 years.
  6. Tracy, I've looked at the veneer sheets on ebay but I have not bought yet. Can you think of any innovative way to use them as flooring in our large houses since the rooms are so large? Thanks Renea
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    1st Office Roombox

    Roombox I made for my boss as a retirement gift. This is an exact replica of the real life office. I made most of the items either from scratch or by bashing purchased items. My tools were an x-acto knife and a ruler. My inspiration was Brooke Tucker's work and I used several of her techniques and lots of trial and error. I had access to her book - Brooke Tucker's Golden Christmas which is where I learned many of the techniques I used in this box.
  8. In my post above, obviously, I should have said: "The water can then be released through a drain in the sink to another container UNDER THE SINK which catches it and the process can be repeated by refilling the CONTAINER in the cabinet above the SINK." I was typing on my iPad and did not re-read before posting. I have wanted to copy this method, but have never been able to figure out something small enough to use for a valve for the faucet in 1/12 scale. Anyone have a suggestion? One could use clear plastic tubing or preferably small copper or brass tubing for the pipe, but it is
  9. I know this is primitive, but there is a lady in my town in her late eighties whose father built her a doll house when she was about 10 years old. Every bed is dressed with sheets, linens, etc. Every dresser drawer contains more linens, clothesetc., - all very realistic. I saw the house 35 years ago and was fascinated that her father (70 years ago) had fashioned a sink in the kitchen with running water. In a cabinet above the sink is a container of water. Her father got some kind of medical equipment valve from the local doctor to make the faucet. There is a small pipe where the wa
  10. Does anyone know the difference in the original and the updated versions of ABCs of Dollhouse Finishng (Barbara Warner)? The original book is less expensive than the updated version - just wonder how much information was added to the later version. Thanks Renea
  11. I'm interested in comments/review on ABCs of Dollhouse Finishing by Barbara Warner (the updated version published in 2007). Thank you Renea
  12. I added a night light bulb system for more light in my dollhouse. This is in addition to the miniature ceiling lights and lamps that will be added to the dollhouse.
  13. Linda, the stone is beautiful. Is it done from egg cartons? If so, did you spackle between the stones? I love the coloring of your stones. I am about to begin doing egg carton stone work on the base of my dollhouse. Thanks Renea
  14. I just completed painting the interior of my 30 year old dollhouse which is undergoing a major rehab. It has 16 rooms. I primed first and painted two coats of paint. Today I am painting the outside, changing the color from blue to white and I've done two coats of primer first. The outside will be white with black shutters and I haven't decided whether the front door will be black or white. Last night I also painted the base beneath the house where the wiring will be hidden a very dark grey that looks perfect with the shingles. I'm on vacation this week and hope to get started with w
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