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  1. Me again! SO. I've finally created all my custom wallpaper and printed them all out. I also have started cutting down and staining all my individual coffee stirrers for my flooring. My question is this: for the Fairfield, since the layout is so complex, I can't figure out if it would be better to lay the flooring down before I put up the walls, or to wallpaper and assemble the walls before I install the flooring? I know everyone says it is preference, and that if you dry fit, you'll be able to see tricky spots before you do it, and decide that way...but for me, the whole thing seems tricky hahaha. Also, I am not wiring for lighting, so that component doesn't matter either. Is there a benefit to doing wall assembly first vs. floor first or vice versa? I am going to paper the walls before I install them in either case, if that makes a difference. Thanks friends!
  2. Hi Everyone! I gave my brother the haunted cottage as a surprise last week and he loved it! I made a lot of the interior items myself and used kits for the fridge and stove. This was SO much fun to do, I'm considering doing a larger one next. Again, I want to thank everyone who helped guide me thru with their tips and suggestions. This is a wonderfully supportive forum! I'll post Missy
  3. Hi everyone! I fell down the rabbit hole and landed in the wonderful world of miniatures
  4. Taxibill

    Arthur 1983 build

    From the album: Arthur - 1983 build

    I built this Greenleaf Arthur for my daughter 35 years ago. No internet back then, so all I had to go by was the included instructions, no outside help or tips. I used hot glue and lots of high gloss paint! My daughter is all grown up and building her own dollhouses now. She gave me an Orchid kit for Christmas. Now that I'm retired, I'm ready for a new project.
  5. Hi everyone! Building my first house and I would like to make a yard etc. What does everyone recommend using for a base? Plywood? Do you glue it? I know this may seem like a silly question but I'd like to do it right the first time Thank you! Missy
  6. Hi there Greenfield community! I've been lurking for several weeks on the forum and finally worked up the guts to post. I gave away my childhood dollhouse and extensive collection in my teenage years - I thought I grew out of the hobby. Little did I know that I would become massively obsessed with creating a new dollhouse in my mid-twenties! I believe it is due to this middle point in my life, where I have a growing career and finally have money, but don't have enough to buy a house, and I don't have anyone to buy one with, yet. Solution: make my own miniature version. For that reason, I am drawn to more modern, glam styling reminiscent of West Elm and all of the bright white, grey and gold styling of Pinterest. What can I say. For my first build ever, I chose the modest Greenfield Arthur. I thought four rooms wouldn't overwhelm me too much, and it was an inexpensive kit that I could cut my teeth on. I'd like to get some of the community's feedback on what techniques I've used so far, and also ask for some help. 1) I popped out of die-cuts only the pieces that each step called for to prep. I sanded lightly those pieces, then primed (latex primer from Home Depot). Sanded again, sometimes primed again, and sanded again. For the little pieces of trim and the stairs and such, I actually painted primer over the entire sheet while the pieces were still die-cut in the sheet. Good/bad? Yay/Nay? I did this to most of the main pieces (base, second floor, sides, partitions and roofing) before I even pieced them together for a dry build. 2) THEN I dry fitted the main pieces together. I found that most of the slots didn't fit, so I ended up using an exacto knife to ensure they fit flush with their counterpart. I used masking tape to hold it together. 3) At this point, I knew that It was going to be more difficult to wallpaper and install flooring while the house was constructed; so I opted for wallpapering and flooring before the house was glued together, while the pieces were flat. This was an option given in the handy Warm-Up Instructions in the kit. So far in all of my research, I haven't seen much of that done, is there a huge disadvantage to doing these items before it's glued together?? See my photos for my handmade hardwood floors and one side of wallpaper so far. What I did was made sure the pieces were nice and primed and sanded so that they were smooth, then sprayed them with spray adhesive, then laid the piece onto my paper, right away. After that, I took my exacto knife and cut around the piece and through the window holes. 4) ROOKIE MISTAKE NUMBER ONE: I wallpapered the wrong side of the house on accident. I'll put that in the books. 5) ROOKIE MISTAKE NUMBER TWO: I wallpapered the right side of the house, but I put the piece down on the wrong side of the paper. I had to quickly rip it off and turn it around. Now there is a little sticky darkness on my paper. Sad day. It's easy enough to cover with a picture frame or painting, but still. I'm sort of a perfectionist. 6) So, right now the status of my house is that most of the interior walls are intermittently taped together in the dry fit, but I'm stuck on what color to paint the bedroom. Kitchen - Bottom right corner room - marble flooring and subway white tile wall accent on right side, still unsure of other walls' color. Probably white.Living Room - Bottom left corner room - reclaimed wood style hardwood and white brick accent wall (should I do actual textured brick, or wallpaper?? Any good suggestions for where to get this?) I want to put a pink fireplace on this wall. Chic!Bathroom - upper right corner room - grey longitudinal stripes and pink walls, fabulous gold hexagonal tiling for flooring (yay for cute scrapbook paper!)Bedroom - upper left corner room - grey latitudinal stripes with whitewashed boarding (created with large popsicle sticks) that goes up to the window height. Still debating on other walls in this room and also the flooring. I have nothing for the bedroom really figured out at all.
  7. Hello Everyone! I have always wanted to build dollhouses but never knew where to start and found this forum for help and encouragement. I just purchased my first kit- Washington 2.0 which I thought might be good for a beginner like myself. Since I'm crazy into Christmas and "A Christmas Story" is one of my favorite movies, I've decided to ATTEMPT to turn this into a model of Ralphie's house. Wish me luck !!
  8. My name is Candice. I've had the McKinley since I was about 11, my parents gave it to me with the intention of my father and I building it together. He passed away shortly thereafter and my mom and I just couldn't seem to get into it. Well, I'm pregnant with my second child and when when found out it was a girl, my mom surprised me by giving me the house, still in it's box. I still can't believe she kept it all these years (she doesn't save things). She said she saved it in case I ever had a daughter. So, now I'm really looking forward to building the McKinley (24 years later). So, any suggestions or tips will be greatly appreciated. I've checked out some of the pictures of doll houses members have done and they are just beautiful! I hope mine comes out ok!
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