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  1. This house is made for a customer of mine and she did not want too many flowers up front but you know me, I gotta have flowers and trees and some form of life to the house. Also, because this house was being shipped very far away, I could not add a huge base to it so, I took some foam core (1/2" thick) and glued it to the bottom of this house. I then covered it with "Sheet Moss". I then added trees, moss and flowers to the the base to give this house the appearance that the yard is kinda unkept and this is what we have now. I will add more pictures shortly!!! I am so pleased because I know for sure now that this house will be featured on the front cover of http://www.dollshousemag.co.uk/ It will be featured in the April 2007 Issue
  2. Well I have started painting the outside of the Lily and it's beginning to look like an old dreary home, which is the effect my customer wants. I have added the extra sculpted elements at the bottom of the house around the base. I will add the doors and then porch rails will be added. The pictures show only the first color added to the house. More pictures to come soon!! These pictures almost make the house looks like the stones are gray but they are actually a dark brown color. This is the detail at the foundation:
  3. I did not realize that I have not added more pictures of the rest of the clay work I have done to this house. It is a LARGE house to add clay too which means I am using a lot more clay than I thought I would. It is looking wonderful though. The outside is all done.When my husband comes home with my camera I will post more pictures: Roof finished pictures:
  4. I have just added more colors to the outside of the house. It is really beginning to have it's own personality and I NEED my houses to talk back to me :whistle: Here are the pictures: The new colors add more warmth and life to the house. I dry fitted the porch parts onto the house: I will apint them and add them tomorrow
  5. At first I looked at the dormer sides and thought I must have been crazy cause I could not figure out how they went Well after looking at the INSTRUCTIONS which I had put aside cause I had decided I did not need them anymore ( :whistle: That's what I get Huuh, I still need them ) , I figured it out and Ohh How I love the dormers and trime and all. This house has a lot of charecter!! The Curved part sits right on the roof Then you add the front part I also added my own trim to the roof
  6. I have completed the entire outside of the Lily!!! ;) :whistle: I will start painting it tomorrow
  7. I finished painting and adding the dormers to the roof. After that, I decided to start painting the base coat on the trim thatI added to the house (It will get about 4 washes to make it look like stone). I then started ading the clay to the foundation. I also made little clay embellishments that I want to add to the porch to give the effect and mood that my customer wants for this house. After I finished that, I painted the porch a very dark brown. Then I started adding clay to bottom of the house. I decided to have the random stone effect. Here are the pictures so far: I also had to redo the floors upstairs and down because I had not added a finish to them before I put the house in the garage:
  8. This house has been sitting in my garage since my last post because We were trying to sell our home. Well, we took it off the Market for now because this is my busy season and I HAVE to finish this house BEFORE I move cause I promised the buyer that I would!! Well, I felt some of the trim is a bit plain so to add some detail I bought some wood strips from Hobby Lobby with a nice design on it. I then went through LOTS of it trying to miter the ends correctly :whistle: I also changed the trim color because the Green was not moving me and I don't Think Roberta who is the owner of this house was in love with the color either (Though she never said she was or wasn't). I have been making some Architectual detailed items to add to this house and so now, I am adding more lights and things so that I will ONLY have to add the clay Here is where I am so far and this blog will be updated Daily now The roof popped in very easily. The roof parts were preforated (sp?) so they did bend easily for me. The roof trim was easy to figure out it's the Verge Board trims that keeps leaving me guessing . Never leave off a project without writing good detail notes about where you left off ;)
  9. Well I added some of the Hardwood floors. I used Corona Concepts Siding strips to do the floors in the attic. I then started adding the roof supports: I used the floor tiles for this room:
  10. I promised to show a step by step on hiding my wires from my lights. First of all, I always look for a a good place to put them in the ceiling. I then start looking for a good corner to hide the wires in: I take some quick grip glue and glue your wires into place in the corner While the glue dry, I add tape to keep them in place. Before I add clay, I add electrical tape to the wires. The clay goes OVER the wall which will cover the tape and wires. If you add the wires in areas where base board/trim will be (which is usually in the corners and op or bottom edges) trim hides them very well and you can wallpaper over it that way better too (Won't need electrical tape over it then either some trim have grooves cut into them to fit the hard wire) :lol:
  11. Now this part got to obe a little tricky for me because I do not plan to use the lattice trim on my porch. My foundation will be all clay sculpted with stones in them. Be sure to follow the instructions and ;ay the house on it's back while you assemble the foundation part. It is VERY important to posistion porch foundation piece # 1 into foundation slot # in order as noted on the drawing or else it will NOT fit right (I bet you know how I know that one :lol: ) I also had issues finding the porch ends for the top and spent time talking to Lynette (Nutti) on the phone as we both tried to figure the porch roof parts. Yeap, I waited for Jimmy to do his and he started building Linda's wonderful work shop so I had to trug along :o
  12. This house is coming along WONDERFULLY!!! It has so many details that are missed from the 2 pictures shown on the box of this kit!! I am totally in LOVE with it's design. The bays went together easily and so did the back wall of this house. Here are pictures of where it goes and how:
  13. Well now it's time to glue the staircases in. If you want your foyer to look neat and decorated nicly, NOW is the time to do it (Before you add the kitchen wall and glue in the stairs). It will be VERY hard to reach these areas later on. Originally, I thought a partition went in a different place which means I messed up my flooring! :o Please note WHERE these partitions go so you won't make the same mistakes :lol:
  14. I really wanted a Pretty Victorian house but once I showed the kit picture of the lily to a customer of mine....Well, her wonderful ideas changed my first impression of this house. I started construstion on this house and I must take my hats off to all of you who have built this house WITHOUT the use of pictures. I am a very visual person but I must say, because I have built so many houses of Greenleafs (Plus I read the instructions several times and I had friends pictures that I have seen over the past months) I have not had any real problems in reading and followong the instructions so far. I LOVE the interlock construction of this house. It allows you to dry build the house and really see how the house comes together without worrying about the glue setting in case of a misplacement. These are pictures to help you along with following step one: This is the interlocking of the first floor This is a sidway glance of the first floor coming together. This is step 2 & 3:
  15. I decided to show a little bit how I electrify the houses. I find it hard to explaine in words but pictures talk in words that I may not express well so here you go. I am just adding the extra outlets that my customer wants in this house right now so that is what the pictures will show. I started out with an electrical outlet with a plug at the end pictured below. The end plug will fit into the electrical strip later on. Now, drill a hole in the floor where you would like to add the outlet so you can feed the wire through the ceiling and down below the base of the house: Now, take the plug and remove the prongs at the end of the plug. Place them in a cup or soda pop top where you can find them easily! They are so small that if they fall on the floor, they find a way to blend into the carpet or wood floors you may have :lol: Now, gently remove the plug base (the white part) from the wire: Now, take that wire and feed it through the hole that you drilled in the floor of the house: Take the aper off of the back of the outlet and stick it into place on the wall: After you feed the wire through the hole all the way to the base or bottom of the house, youwill then start adding the parts back starting with feeding the wire through the plug (white part): After folding ONE wire in EACH hole (Two wires so one wire should fit in each of the two holes), you will then add the brass prongs in the hole in contact of the wire: You can now plug this into a power strip and use your outlet. You can hide the wire behind moldings so they will not be noticed easily. :o Hope this helps. I will show the next step when I get to that part while I assemble the house.
  16. I added the casing bottoms which are pictured below: I then painted the wood above the windows because that part will show through when the Pediments are put into place: I then added the Pediments and you can see that the lighter green shows through the darker green color of the pediment: I then added the pediment caps to the windows which rests on top and centered on the pediment. I also added the corner blocks to the windows: I then added a dirty wash of Green umber to darken the bright colors and also to blend them. I will put on another wash after this one dries:
  17. After reading everyone elses blog & studying the instructions, I thought I should add the windows NOW because once some of the walls go up, I will not have access to some areas in the rooms. I started by painting the surrounds of the windows because I know a portion of them will show I then added the Sashes. On the outside of the house, they go on top. on the inside of the house, they go at the bottom: This is the picture of the Windows Casings: I Love the way these windows assemble because they look like they are working windows. I will add the other steps and pictures for the windows shortly. This was the part we got so many questions on before so I hope this helps. :lol:
  18. This is the pictures of the 2nd floor staircase with the bookcase included. I LOVE it!! I am sorry my pictures are showing us sideways. It is not showing this way on my computer but when I upload them, they are crazy :o :lol: . I used Quick Grip Glue to assemble this because stairs ned to go togther fast. Who has time to wait for wood glue to dry while assembling the stairs ? Then You add the back & sides of the bookcase together: After interlocking the the bookcase assembly to the 2nd floor stairs, I started adding the risers: This is the staircases put together:
  19. I LOVE the Staircase in this house. The rooms are large enough that you can actually USE the staircase & have lots of room to decorate the room still. I also like the stairs facing away from you once they are in the room. The built in bookcase on the second floor staircase is a PERFECT use of space also. This is the 1st side & back piece: 2nd staircase side and top back added: Now to lay the stairs on the table to add the risers will looks like this: This is the fully assembled 1st floor stair case:
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