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Khadi

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  1. I may have some. I replaced several of my Beacon Hill windows with other windows. Do you have a picture of what you need?
  2. I put mine on inexpensive desks I purchased off of Amazon because they are in my basement family room. If you want something a little classier but don't want to pay for new furniture, check out yard sales or flea markets.
  3. I have had most success on Ebay. I just list it as local pickup only as I don't want to deal with trying to ship a dollhouse.
  4. I actually have two wood-burning fireplaces but don't use either of them for a variety of reasons. I like the suggestion, though. I might ask a colleague who likes wood fires if he wants it for kindling. Thanks.
  5. Like many, I save the extra wood when I pop the pieces out to make Greenleaf dollhouses. That pile of wood scraps has gotten too big, and I need to get rid of it. If there is anyone in the Northern Va area who would like some or all of it, there welcome to it. Otherwise, I will be throwing it out. PM if your interested.
  6. I don't glue because I move furniture between dollhouses. I can't afford to furnish them all.
  7. Thank you for posting this. I lost my schematics somewhere along the way and have been using screens shots of schematics from someone's Facebook page that were often incomplete pages. This will be much easier to work from.
  8. I haven't built any of these, but the average depth of the porches on the houses that I have built is 3-4 inches so you can probably just subtract that off of the total measurement from the dollhouses pages to approximate the room sizes.
  9. I have only built the Shadybrook Cabin, but it's ceiling height is between 8 1/9 and 9 inches high for the lower level and the loft above is about 7 inches at the peak. You just glue the floor supports in so you have some flexibility on how high you want the ceiling to be. It's fairly spacious inside. I gave it a complete second floor and put in a small flight of stairs and still had plenty of room. I can't speak specifically to the other ones, but most of the smaller houses that I have built have ceilings that are 8 to 9 inches high.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Welcome! It's good to have another Northern Virginian on the site.
  13. Khadi

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    I love the little flowers.
  14. 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!
  15. 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.
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    Great house! It definitely has that "lived-in" look.
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. You can disassemble using a hair dryer to heat and soften the glue. Then follow Holly's directions.
  20. 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 oth
  21. 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.
  22. 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 m
  23. I raid the craft sections at Walmart and Michaels looking for ideas. I also frequently check the dollhouse furniture selection on Ebay. I have found a lot of unique pieces for little money. Personally, I find building the dollhouses the best part. I take months, even years, to finish a project.
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