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Khadi

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About Khadi

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    VA

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    Karen
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  1. I've found all kinds of clamps at Home Depot for clamping pieces together including corner clamps. They are in the small tool section by the saws. If there is an area that I can't clamp, I use painter's tape or masking tape. I've used quick dry or regular Aleen's tacky glue for all of my houses. My grandmother was an avid crafter, and she swore by it for all of her projects.
  2. I have done it both ways depending on the mood. One strategy that I have learned has to do with wallpaper. Cut the piece for the back wall a little long so that it wraps around the corners. Then cut your sides the full length of the walls so that it overlaps the wrapped part. This way you will not have visible seams. I would paint your ceilings before you put it together. Speaking as someone who always forgets to do that, it is a pain to paint the ceilings once you put the house together.
  3. Welcome! It's good to have another Northern Virginian on the site.
  4. Khadi

    through bay.jpg

    I love the little flowers.
  5. I always think about what the inhabitants of my dollhouses would think when my cats invade them. The cats would sure be gigantic to them!
  6. I don't know, but they are not for the fainthearted. I have done one. You have to make EVERYTHING, and the piece are very small.
  7. That looks very impressive!
  8. Khadi

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    Great house! It definitely has that "lived-in" look.
  9. I would be willing to mail kits.
  10. Hi, I decided it's time to downsize my collection and I have a few I am looking to sell. Kits: Two Buttercup Dollhouse kits available. One kit is open but pieces have not been removed. One is unopened. Shadybrook Dollhouse- Kit is open but all pieces are there. Houses in Progress: Lily (This was the beginning of a bash, and the top floor divider has been cut off. I still have the roof pieces and all pieces not yet attached. I also have MDF siding that I had begun attaching.) Shadybrook/Creekside Bash- Both pieces can be sold together or as separate. Both have upgraded windows and doors. The Shadybrook has one side cut out, but the Creekside is complete. I have any unused pieces. Buttercup (completed except for shingles- I have the shingles) Asahi Tea House- I divided into two rooms to make a tiny house. Furniture in houses not included. I'm looking for local pickup. I prefer not to mail. I am in the DC Metro/Northern VA area. PM me if you are interested in discussing pricing. Thanks!
  11. Hi, I decided it's time to downsize my collection and I have a few I am looking to sell. Kits: Two Buttercup Dollhouse kits available. One kit is open but pieces have not been removed. One is unopened. Shadybrook Dollhouse- Kit is open but all pieces are there. Houses in Progress: Lily (This was the beginning of a bash, and the top floor divider has been cut off. I still have the roof pieces and all pieces not yet attached. I also have MDF siding that I had begun attaching.) Shadybrook/Creekside Bash- Both pieces can be sold together or as separate. Both have upgraded windows and doors. The Shadybrook has one side cut out, but the Creekside is complete. I have any unused pieces. Buttercup (completed except for shingles- I have the shingles) Asahi Tea House- I divided into two rooms to make a tiny house. Furniture in houses not included. I'm looking for local pickup. I prefer not to mail. I am in the DC Metro/Northern VA area. PM me if you are interested to discuss pricing. Thanks!
  12. You can disassemble using a hair dryer to heat and soften the glue. Then follow Holly's directions.
  13. I would keep trying to call Greenleaf and leave a message if possible. I have found it a challenge to reach them, but I have always been successful in the end. In the meantime, I would search Fairfield directions on the Internet. There are lot of great websites and blogs out there people have created that take you step-by-step through building of specific dollhouses. I find it as much, if not more, helpful to see what the pieces look like together as I'm building. Also, do a lot of dry fitting before glueing. This will enable you to see if the pieces are together correctly. And, as others on this site will tell you- don't use hot glue. Use craft or wood glue because it will hold up longer.
  14. I got a six quart recently. It's a good size for those of us cooking for one. I've tried some of the recipes on the Instant Pot website, and they've turned out really tasty.
  15. Some thoughts- You could remove all of the old railing and replace it with different railing. You can find railing in most online dollhouse stores. You could remove the top trim altogether, or replace it with other purchased trim. You could also post a specific request on the site for what you need. There might be someone who did not use these parts and may have them available. Many of us do not use all of our pieces, such as trim, but save them for possible future uses. The trick to removing pieces is to use a hair dryer on the glue. Most glue melts fairly easily when heated. Others may be more particular, but for me I would pull off as much of the wallpaper as possible so that you have a smooth surface, and then wallpaper over them with another wallpaper. You can attempt to heat the wallpaper to loosen the glue or wet the paper to attempt to get more off, but I find that just makes more of a mess than just leaving it on. Once again, you can purchase a variety of wallpapers off of dollhouse sites. Some people choose to print their own on cardstock from designs you can find online. When I was a kid, we also used heavy duty wrapping paper. As for the shingles, they can also be purchased in a variety of styles and materials.
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