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vbharrington

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About vbharrington

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  • Birthday May 15

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    Female
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    Upstate, South Carolina

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  • Dollhouse Building Experience
    One
  • Real Name
    Vickie
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    United States

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  1. Today was not a good day - my oldest son, who is 20, is struggling to find his path in life. Almost 3 months ago he moved to AL to live with his father and stepmother, got a job and started working. He's decided to move back here to SC, but his father is making it very hard on him. The drama there has worried and upset me, plus unresolved issues from before he moved has caused a major fight between my husband and I. I need all the prayers, good thoughts, etc. I can get. I did manage to get the lace off of the windows of the SF 550 yesterday. I tried using a hair dryer but even
  2. Yay! Thanks Selkie for the arrow! I have a tentative idea as to what I'm going to do with this house - it came to me as I was waiting to see my doctor this afternoon (horrible sinus infection, so the idea could have been a Benadryl hallucination) I know I'm going to have to cover the cut mark with something, but I haven't decided exactly how to do this. Thanks
  3. We are out of school Monday for the holiday, then two more half days until I'm done for the summer! On the agenda this weekend is to wash/scrub the San Fran 550 I got from Craig's List. I still don't know what theme, era, etc this house is going to be, but the least I can do is get it scrubbed so I can begin repainting the exterior (I did finally decide on a color scheme) At this point I am having the paralyzing indecisiveness that comes every single time I think about actually decorating a house. In fact, one reason I have so many houses "in progress" is that it is so difficult for me to
  4. I have a San Franciscan 550 that I picked up for a steal on Craig's List. I've spent the last few weeks deciding what to do with it - and I really think I want to remove part of the upper tower (interior) wall. The wall I'd like to remove is the the one that separates the upper tower room from the larger room (I can't figure out how to add an arrow to the picture to point it out) This would make it much easier for me to get in to decorate it. Any suggestions on whether this would work or not would be appreciated.
  5. I go through spurts of buying mini books, and re-checking others out of the library to read. This is what I've been reading most recently: I've ordered all three Dollhouses to Dreamhouses, and have received books 2 and 3 so far, which have been interesting, but I'm not sure when/if I'll be able to try the modifications they demonstrate. I also ordered The Secrets of the Dolls' House Makers by Jean Nisbett. I ordered a copy from my phone, and I wish I had taken the time to read ALL of the reviews of this book. I thought it was going to have methods and techniques, but it didn't. Oh well,
  6. Awesome Mike! Thanks for those links as well - That will save me a few steps when I need to work on my Buttercup scheme!
  7. I've got several houses I'm rehabbing, as well as a couple new builds. I have a hard time visualizing what color schemes would look like on the houses (especially ones with a lot of trim, like my San Franciscan 550) I've struggled for a couple of years with this, but I have finally hit upon a solution that works great for me. I have an app on my phone (I have "Color My World" but I'm sure there are others) that will take a picture and turn it into a line drawing to color. I then email it to myself, and print copies - I then use colored pencils to try out different color schemes and I can s
  8. This was my first "collectible" dollhouse too! My mom had it built for me when I was 12.
  9. I just got a SF 550 this weekend that I am going to have to rehab. Thanks for sharing your pictures.
  10. I've added a new "favorite shop"!!! I am in awe. I wish I could afford all of the kitchens!
  11. Today I pasted up 20's/30's style wallpaper into my farmhouse kitchen, and started cutting wainscoting from coffee stirrers. I have decided that what I really want for the kitchen is an Aga stove.
  12. I had a pretty productive Spring Break off of school. I managed to get the exterior of the Farmhouse painted, as well as the window frames and shutters. I also managed to get the house put back together and glued onto the foundation. The second floor is also installed, now to replace the acetate in the windows, touch up a few paint spots, and begin the interior remodeling. I have made templates of the walls, ceilings, and floors out of poster board that I plan to decorate and glue into place. Yay!
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    This lodge is beautiful, I'm especially impressed by the carved doors. Was this house a kit or a scratch build? Words fail me, I totally love everything about it.
  14. I collect pigs, Beatle memorabilia (I prefer original), different (movie) versions of "A Christmas Carol" (my favorite is The Muppets Christmas Carol" followed by a western version starring Jack Palance) and Tarot cards. I don't "read" tarot cards, and some members of my Southern Baptist church would be appalled that I would own any, but I love the artwork.
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    Dura Craft Farmhouse

    I found this DuraCraft Farmhouse on Craig's List for a song. I found out why as I tried to unload it and it fell apart. I plan to "rebuild" the house and remodel it. I think it has a lot of potential, I am waiting for it to start talking to me.
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