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  1. Thanks, Cynthia. I cut snips of steel wire to get the look of hinges.
  2. Finished the cabinet, all static, no opening drawers or pullouts, but this is the look I wanted which is the important thing to me. I had a bit of trouble with the paint color. I had a very old bottle of Wedgwood green, and mixed with white it was just right, so I started blending into a new jar. Poured in some more white, went to add more green and guess what, the rest of the green had turned into a globby mess. I wound up blending a new batch of paint starting with the blue I used on the other 2 cabinets. It matched the green perfectly. I'm so proud of myself!
  3. 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.
  4. Here's a picture of what I've got for the kitchen right now. It used to be a circa 1900 kitchen stashed full, but I decided that of all my roomboxes it was my least favorite. Fun to make, though. Anyway, I sold off all the furniture that was in it on ebay for a tidy sum, and am redoing it. Actually, I've had several different furniture groupings of what I was going to put in my next kitchen setting. The kitchen table has been one of my favorites for years, and I'm finally going to use it with a repaired and repainted Bespaq Honeymoon Cottage chair. The PA Dutch wood stove came with woodburner lids or gas burners, and I'm going to add knobs for gas. I want to cut out some of the wall tile and add a window over the sink with a painted scene in it. I wish I hadn't glued on the top of the roombox.....oh well. I also need to add another cabinet, shelf or worktable to balance things out visually. Not sure of what, so far. Now I'll either decide on what else to put into the room, or finish painting a wooden chest I started a couple months ago, or sell Amos Gooch's cottage, I'm going to make Amos a roombox, changing out some of his furniture, and have decided I'm ready to let go of the cottage, even though I still love the landscaping I did on it.
  5. There's museum wax, which I don't care for, though others like it. I usually prefer Glue Dots, which are small clear silicone type discs, or Scotch Adhesive Putty. Mine is white, but I know I've used some pink, don't know if it was by Scotch or some other company. Can't help with the electrical question, haven't fooled with wiring much.
  6. I saw this post last night and it made me giggle. This morning I woke up and started visualizing it again. 😁
  7. Well, here it is. I still have to glue the top to the bottom half, and I see a few places that need touchup paint, but overall, I think it looks pretty good. I changed the dishes, the Chrysnbons just sort of faded away in there. I felt the porcelain plates were still too thick and chunky for my liking, so I took care of how I arranged them. They do look retro-wise. Can't change anything now, it's all sealed up.
  8. Thanks, Holly! I've made a new door frame & cut out a piece of acrylic for the glass. Am now selecting items to be glued inside the cabinet. I've held on to 2 sets of Chrysnbon translucent green dinnerware, but when you place the beautifully scaled Chrysnbon dishes on the shelf with other 1" scale items, the dishes look too small. It's the other things that are too big, the dishes are correct. My mom bought a set of square green glass dinnerware back in 1951 or 52, but she soon quit using them. She said that when you poured coffee into the cups it looked disgusting. They were pretty dishes, though.
  9. Me again. Last night in bed I realized I'd cut the pieces for the new cabinet doors all wrong. I've started over. I'm frustrated and I want to eat a pie. Not a slice of pie, but a pie. Usually I want pastry, but now I want a pie, and the closest market to my house sells lousy pie. .......I've got a couple of cinnamon doughnuts hidden in a drawer.....maybe that'll do.
  10. That's what I say! I regard my dollhouses and roomboxes as my art form. Actually, that's how I really got into building them. I'd been working on a painting and just could not get the effect I was looking for, so I decided to take a break and finish the dollhouse I'd designed and started building a few years before but never gotten past the first floor.
  11. Jess, I've been doing that for years! But mostly for designing my dollhouses, so the rooms are big enough for my mini furniture.
  12. I have felt your pain, Jeannine. And this too shall pass and you shall be organized.....eventually.
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