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Mid-life madness

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  1. I love how this kit looks in white.
  2. Seaside Villa from Norm's ......https://www.ebay.com/itm/Victorian-Dollhouse-Kit-Project-33-X-33-X-43-tall/202980301926?hash=item2f42919c66:g:SFoAAOSwoLFerH0V
  3. Welcome fellow Willow builder. I love the Willow, it has nice deep rooms and is fairly simple....the outer door molding was a bit confusing to me . How fun to build it with your hubby.
  4. Welcome to the forum! That's a real beauty of a house. I can't wait to see it come to life.
  5. Welcome Cathy! Zinser makes a great primer which I apply first. I also like the sample size of latex paints for the exterior of my builds. You can get them tinted to whatever color you desire. Just stay away from a glossy sheen. It photographs badly and accentuates brush stokes.
  6. Welcome! You should have lots of fun with those kits enjoy!
  7. The House of Miniatures Kit No. 40001 might be something you could use/ modify. https://www.ebay.com/p/9012039000?iid=312942917765&chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=312942917765&targetid=884131267673&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9030810&poi=&campaignid=9248481087&mkgroupid=99428154928&rlsatarget=pla-884131267673&abcId=1141156&merchantid=8269064&gclid=Cj0KCQjw7qn1BRDqARIsAKMbHDZHEbETDP116k9cjWkpswGSMosaFNvQ_pTpzwRMOVEg2oIWatSx8XAaAnfREALw_wcB They are no longer in production but there are still tons of them around on eBay and Etsy like sites. Wait, are you looking for real life sized curio cabinet?.....IKEA and Amazon might have something!
  8. I like the wallpaper. Where is it from?
  9. Beautiful work! This is a perfect size for a little girl too.
  10. I love the Gothic windows in black. Who lives in this 'spooktacular' cottage?
  11. MDF dollhouses are notoriously difficult to electrify with tape wire. You may want to use the round wire system (Sorry). There is a tool that helps with the eyelet insertion, but I haven't used it on MDF. I also have had rotten luck with Clare Bell, but that could just be me! It won't hurt to put solder on the brads. I am not trying to discourage you, just sharing some of my experiences. Bam Bam
  12. Hi Jennifer, This is the perfect place to ask questions. It is your thread.....so keep them coming and I'm sure everyone will chime in with their suggestions. If you accidentally pull out the brads, you can use eyelets instead. In fact, eyelets are much better to use for connection vs. the brads, and they have a better surface area to conduct through.....Most miniaturists tell you not to use the brads at all. Eyelets are the way to go. I don't know why CirKit still sells them. Normally I put scotch tape over my connections. Are you going to re-wallpaper any way? I hate to say this, but I would probably start over with the tape wire. Give us some more details. I wallpaper onto card stock templates. That way the paper isn't sticking directly onto the tape wire. I have had to go in and fix a faulty connection and it made it easier to fix the wallpaper later on. I also avoid the connections by mitering the tape wire to fold back on itself
  13. That is what Carl from https://cr2s.com/ taught us? Just clean the tip with the tip clean sponge then put a little solder on the tip.
  14. Welcome Jennifer S. I have a love hate relationship with dollhouse electrical. If you quickly swipe the Mylar with the soldering iron, it will melt off of the copper.
  15. I am happy you are back and no less than fit as fiddle with a little hitch in your giddy up.....
  16. A nice Alexandria on eBay. If you are in Florida shipping would be good too! https://www.ebay.com/itm/Alexandria-by-Dura-Craft-doll-house-DuraCraft-dollhouse-kit-model-AX760/143589970515?hash=item216ea11253:g:OxUAAOSwdsFepZ1s
  17. Our orders in Nevada are until April 30th but I don't think that date is going happen. I'm sure you saw our cooky mayor's interview with Anderson Cooper.
  18. I have been eating! My Pajamas are getting tighter and tighter.....We are healthy though. It has been interesting having my three adult kids home all day, every day. I hope everyone checks in soon.
  19. I found the Allison which looks very similar. https://www.dollhouseworkshop.net/instructions/Artply/Allison.pdf
  20. Greenleaf is the only game in town. If you have a dollhouse related question and google for info, the forum is usually the top pick. It is such a great source, and I hope it adds to Greenleaf's business. Thank you Greenleaf!
  21. Precious! She has the cutest little nose. Congratulations Grandpa.
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