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havanaholly

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  1. I built my Magnolia for a team building blog, and I had siding strips I wasn't going to use that I split and cut into lengths for floorboards and used in the bedrooms: as well as for beadboard walls. I used the Greenleaf vinyl floor tiles in the kitchen: and their vinyl "hardwodd flooring" in the livingroom: I have scribed "boards" into the plywood of the kit using a cork-backed steel ruler and holding my utility knife upside down (VERY carefully) to scribe the lines with the point. but lately I have been using the iron-on wood veneer edging I get a
  2. When I make pigs in blankets it isn't any cocktail sausages; I like pieces of smoked turkey sausage or kielbasa and I wrap them in pieces of crescent roll dough.
  3. Sounds a lot like pigs in blankets to me.
  4. A pocket door that looks like part of the wall (especially if the wall is paneled)?
  5. I even tried the so-called "stainable" wood filler before I gave up. I also use joint compound or my personal favorite, SPACKLE!
  6. Boneless skinless chicken thighs are thawing because the hubs wants chicken a la king for supper.
  7. All of Christina's exposed structural details are spot on!
  8. Oh, yeah, the "perfect" thing... in case you hadn't noticed, your Squirrel Cottage is already perfect for the condition it's in. In case you haven't taken a really good look at the real world, it's not perfect out there, either. I gave up on perfection when a coworker looking at photos of my Dura-Craft Cambridge, said she thought it was a real house until she saw the little people in it and realized they were dolls.
  9. I waited to install windows and doors until I'd glued mine together and got it all decorated. I did it floor by floor, though, so I decorated the first floor and put in windows and doors, then glued the second floor, etc.
  10. Oh, Kathie, how exciting, and it sounds gorgeous! I would send you some patience, but after the bathroom reno we did at our Havana house, the plumbing contractor used up all of mine!
  11. You don't want to build it for yourself?
  12. If you have photos online somewhere you can link to them; once they're in an album in the Gallery you can let folks know they're there and we can either go to your albums or you can copy and paste them into your posts.
  13. Before it was destroyed during our move to AL I went ahead and made all new doors for the Pierce I was rehabbing.
  14. I rehab dollhouses originally built with hot glue because I can easily take them apart with a heat gun to remove the hot glue and rebuild them with Titebond. I find, thought, that the original hot glue had often melted the window plastic in places that made it easier just to replace it or even make new windows, which is often nicer, anyway. I like to use Elmer's all-purpose white glue, which dries clear for the clear inserts. I also like to use the blue painter's tape.
  15. Welcome to the little family, Martha. When you have made five posts you can make analbum of "before", "during" and "after" pictures of you Walmer.
  16. Another Architectural Digest room! Well done.
  17. Susan, now that you have made five posts you can put your pictures in an album in the Gallery.
  18. Transformers depend on the number of individual bulbs in all of the fixtures you have. Test your chandelier with a transformer rated for more bulbs to see if the bulbs are OK or if you need to replace them.
  19. I love those coffered ceilings! When you have made five posts you can make an album of your build in the Gallery here and put all your pictures there.
  20. Lucky grandparents! And it's hard to realize Natasha's going to be 10 already! They do grow fast...
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