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  1. From the album: The Willow

    I have pretty much finished the kitchen...just little bits and bobs to add.
  2. From the album: The Willow

    I have pretty much finished the kitchen...just little bits and bobs to add.
  3. Hi, My name is Erica and I recently ordered the Greenleaf Willow kit (due to arrive tomorrow), as well as purchased a partially complete Greenleaf Garfield (which is HUGE!!!!). The Garfield has quite a bit of damage and work that needs to be done so it is more of a restoration/build. Super excited to join this group and build my dollhouses. I'm 32 years old and have never had one for myself, and I have two boys so I figured I better make one for me since I probably won't have a daughter. I live in San Diego, CA. I have two boys age 10 and 7... and a small boston terrier named Roxy.
  4. I am stuck on the construction of the chimney in the willow - the instructions leave me guessing. I have added the sides but don't know what to do with the following pieces 2 chimney back sides 4 pieces of chimney top sides (each agout 1" bu 3/4 ") Chimney back and fancy scroll pieces which I assume go in top but not according to picture. Thanks, Just Grandpop (Joe)
  5. Someone said there was an alternate set of willow instruction that were better than what came with the kit. How do I get them? I am having problems with the chimneys and can't figure out the pieces. Joe
  6. This will be my second dollhouse, I just built the Harrison for my 3 granddaughters' Christmas present. I did find the blogs until way late in the game and man could I have done a better job if I had found them. I am doing the Willow not (for a charity auction) and am very nervous so any help/suggestions would be most appreciated. Just Grandpop
  7. I have Merlin (and his Griffin) and an un-allocated Willow Kit in my arsenal. The Willow seems WAY too plain for all the magickal mayhem associated with a legendary wizard. So I am appealing to your wildest imaginings for help! I have in mind a tower somewhere in the structure: wacky, challenging the laws of physics and definitely very wizardly. There needs to be a huge, dramatic and dangerous balcony without railings where he can gaze into the depths of whatever canyon will be wandering past that day Griffin needs a built-in nesting space, landing platform included :velho: I want to build an infinite library somehow A potions laboratory and a magical instruments room A round table for when disputing parties pop by for some advice There will be a housekeeper to look after his basic needs and her working portion of the house will be relatively normal (I hope!) . No ideas will be too wacky, trust me! And if you feel there is a kit better suited to bashing than the Willow, let me know :queen:
  8. From now on I'm just going to post any "work in progress" posts of my experience with my first dollhouse (the Corona Concepts, Willow) onto this thread in case anyone wants to follow along with me as I go. Hope it's ok if I post it all here! I don't want to block up the threads by making new posts all the time but I wanted it to stay all in one place. Of course I'm still posting it all at my blog as well. It's been a little while since I last updated, mostly just because life has been hectic and I haven't had the chance to get on here and post what I've already posted to my blog. But here is what has been happening lately with my Willow dollhouse. -------------------------- Posted on April 24th 2013: Just wanted to make an entry about where I’m at with my dollhouse. I really haven’t done much at all, but I’ve been busy and haven’t been able to get supplies. I finally got some over the weekend but unfortunately not the things I need to really get started. I apparently (according to my dad) bought a grit level that is probably too course. I need something more gentle… But I can probably find some spare sand paper laying around here somewhere. I need to make a sanding block though. I also want to make a grey wood stain for the shingles. I intend to make this steel wool and vinegar stain but I still need to buy some steel wool (apparently we only have the copper kind )… Hopefully that will happen over the weekend (I’ll probably buy some tonight and not be able to use it til this weekend since it needs to sit). I also need to get the wallpapers printed. I bought this decopad but the pages are obviously too small to use directly. I intend to make some larger layered graphics out of them and get those printed. Then I’ll mod podge them on to the wood I think. Some things I bought. A brayer for mod podge (will use for regular art projs and the wall paper for the dollhouse), Sandpaper (I need some different grit levels), Wood stain (#233 English Chestnut), painter’s tape, masking tape, and a deco paper pad for the wallpaper. I actually scanned all the pages if anyone wants me to send them to you for your own use. Just email me! (beyourpet AT gmail.com) I made some plans for color scheme and such by layering and filling in images of the techniques I hope to use onto the blank dollhouse images. Here’s what it ended up looking like. A grey stained roof. Crackle paint on the outside shingles, although I’ve never used that stuff and have no idea if it will work well or what color to use… I want it to look like an old house that has been left for a long time without any care to it’s paint. So I figured the crackle paint might work well for that. The two greys are from steel wool stain. The crackle is some crackle paint jobs. The roof here is also the steel wool stain. The sample there is the stain I bought… Might not work as well as I thought it would with the more grey toned aesthetic… Here are some samples of the papers from my decopad. I liked these, they looked like old torn up wallpapers and painted wood. I spent some time labeling each little tiny piece on every single sheet in the kit (with pencil) in case I misplaced anything… I took photos of each sheet, mostly for my own reference guide in case I need to know where a certain piece is, but also as a reference guide for anyone either interested in getting this dollhouse kit, or if you already have it but mixed up your pieces. Sorry the photos look awful but I was trying to get the contrast to show the outlines. Sheet #1. You can see the rest of them here. I don't want to bore everyone by posting every single sheet! Shingles and junk wood in a bag. After putting them in here to get them out of the way I decided to pull apart all of them because they were coming out anyway. So now they’re all individual pieces. The junk wood is ‘kept somewhere else in case I need it. This is a regular size shoebox, this is how much the shingles fill it up (after they’ve all been separated). Quite a bit of shingles!
  9. (I'm so sorry if this is not the right place to post this, I can remove it if it's not. I'm just trying to find my way around these forums and I think I'm not able to upload photos until I've been here longer... So I thought I would just create a forum post with the photos instead. Question for members: Where are we generally supposed to post our update photos and descriptions of how things are going?) Unboxing My Willow Dollhouse Kit: My dollhouse kit arrived the other day in the mail! I haven't begun work or anything yet, I'm going to study the guide a little before starting and I have to get supplies on Sunday before I can do much anyway. But I made a little "unboxing" video and took some photos in case anyone was curious what this kit looks like straight from the mail. (These images are from the diary entry I wrote, you can see it all here. The video I made can be viewed here.) My kitty Twitch thinks this is all about him… Front view of the box. The back was plain with the shipping info. So you can see that they didn’t hide the fact that it’s a dollhouse. Thought I’d mention that in case you’re someone who’s buying one of these as a surprise gift. This one was shipped from Overstock.com. The opened box. The shingles there were already popped out of their sheet when I opened it. I guess it got a little knocked around in transit. Closeup views of those shingles and the little bits that I’m not sure if they’re important? (Those little tiny bits you see, smaller than the shingles)… Probably not, but I’ll keep them until I’m positive… Some of the wood damage on one of the sheets. Wood distortion on the back of one of the sheets. Another angle. Lots of little pieces. Closeup view of those little bits I mentioned before. If you can’t tell, it is massive! Haha. It weighs 30 lbs according to Overstock.com I love this. The instructions to the instructions. “DON’T PANIC!”… Well now I am totally going to panic, thanks. ;) If you're interested you can see more of the images on my diary entry, I couldn't post them all in this post.
  10. We our a mother and daughter (9) who are excited to be starting our first dollhouse project, The Willow. We have just about finished our real house renovation and Mommy needs a project, daughter wants to be the designer on this one so she's in charge of finishes, furniture, layout, etc....looking forward to learning lots and seeing how it all turns out. We've already read great advice (like no hot glue!) and eager for any other nuggets of wisdom! thanks so much!
  11. mhlywa

    Dining Rm 041912

    From the album: Adventures in Willow - My First Dollhouse

    A close up of the dining room (in progress). I was ecstatic with the outcome of my textured ceiling.
  12. mhlywa

    Master Bed 041912

    From the album: Adventures in Willow - My First Dollhouse

    A close up of the master bedroom (in progress). I love the wallpaper in here! Funny thing--it wasn't what I had originally chosen. After a screw up where I transposed the two 2nd floor interior walls, I had to re-wallpaper. Unfortunately I didn't buy extra when I originally purchased my wallpaper. It figures that when I went back over a year later the pattern was discontinued. Lesson learned!
  13. mhlywa

    Iso View 041912

    From the album: Adventures in Willow - My First Dollhouse

    Another view of my Willow in progress.
  14. mhlywa

    Full Rear 041912

    From the album: Adventures in Willow - My First Dollhouse

    I took a very, very long break before getting back to work on my Willow. Now all the floors and walls are glued and the wiring is in place.
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