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  1. Hello! I'm currently working on my first dollhouse. I bought this already assembled and have noticed there are hinges in the corners of most of the rooms (photos attached) some of which stick out quite bit. I am wondering if anyone has suggestions for how to hide these as I don't want them to show under my wallpapers. (it seems as if they were used to pull the corners of the dollhouse walls together) Thanks!
  2. Hi, I am currently working on my first dollhouse. It is an Alison Jr. I am hoping to handpaint and illustrate my own wallpaper and am not sure where to start. What paper is recommended? Also wondering if a seal, specific glue is required. I was hoping to make individual entire wall sized paintings (probably with watercolour paint) that will mount to the walls as wallpaper (and won't fade over time).
  3. Hi everyone. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment! I have read the instructions thoroughly, as well as the warm up sheet, but I am having issues differentiating which pieces are which!! They are unlabeled. Am I supposed to remove everything from the box and label? This was specifically prohibited in the instructions I read as it said to remove and use IN ORDER, but I am unclear how in step A I am supposed to locate foundation back (1) and bottom support (27)!! SEND HELP!!
  4. Hello everyone! As the title states I am new to this, but I have just purchased a partially finished Victoria’s Farmhouse. It’s basically a shell. However, I have lots of questions! •What tools should I get and invest in? Are there ones you wish you had when you were starting or one you can’t live with out? •The dollhouse is missing a piece! What should I do, is there a way to get a replacement? •The walls were not glued flush. There are gaps in a couple of places and the piece that is missing wouldn’t set flush if I had it because the roof would but up a
  5. Greetings, I bought the Tennyson kit in a garage sale. I have 2 young great granddaughters that I am planning to make very happy with this project. Also, my husband has been open to helping me learn how to build with wood. So this will be my first project and I'm excited!
  6. I know I will need clamps, but I'm trying to figure out how many of each kind/size I should have on hand as I get started with my Orchid. At Hobby Lobby I was unable to find any of the plastic bar clamps like those blue ones for dollhouse building I see in photos, so I presume I will need to get them online. I want to make sure I purchase enough, and truly appreciate your input. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Plastic-Clamp-small-tools-model-miniatures-hobby-2pcs-12333-/161729392960?hash=item25a7d2b140 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Plastic-Clamp-7-1-2-tools-model-miniatures-2pcs-/160503
  7. Hi My name is Amy, I am new here, and I have never built a dollhouse from the ground up. My daughter, who is 9, wanted to build the VF with me. Would this house be too difficult for a beginner? Thanks! Amy
  8. Hi from CT! The Garfield is my first dollhouse build. Very excited! Has anyone primed the sheets before punching out the pieces or would it be best to prime piece by piece as I go along so it's not even more difficult getting the pieces out?
  9. 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 dr
  10. So the Garfiled is being delivered tomorrow and everyone has their opinions of what is needed and what is not for the construction of the house. At this time I'm preparing a list of things I'll need to get started and am welcoming anyone's helpful suggestions. Thank you in advance.
  11. Hi from CT! The Garfield is my first dollhouse build. Very excited! Has anyone primed the sheets before punching out the pieces or would it be best to prime piece by piece as I go along so it's not even more difficult getting the pieces out?
  12. Hi from the Houston area of Texas, I just purchased the Garfield and patiently waiting for it arrive. I've read many many comments about the building of the Garfield and a lot of people have complained about the directions. All of the complaints were from years ago (2008/2009) and was curious if Greenfield has updated the directions at all. Most of the complaints were that the directions were hard to follow/understand but everyone has their ways of learning.
  13. Hi there! I'm a 22 year old homemaker who really enjoys crafting and working with my hands. I also love miniatures I have spent the past couple of weeks researching and I really want to buy a kit. Miniatures are very expensive as are dollhouses and I'm trying to be semi-on a budget! I am looking for your recommendations on a dollhouse kit that ships to Canada and is a reasonable price. I'm also a beginner at building so I'm looking for something I can handle doing myself. I'm really loving the Arthur, the Willow, Coventry Cottage, and one other I can't remember at minute ;)
  14. Hello ! I've always had a fascination with miniatures and dollhouses but was unsure how to get started. I finally purchased the Washington 2.0 in hopes of transforming It into my own version of "A Christmas Story" house. I have absolutely no clue on how to get started besides reading the instructions and was wondering if there is an informative how-to book on the dollhouse hobby. I did find " A Beginners' Guide to the Dolls' House Hobby: Revised and Expanded Edition" but there were mixed reviews. I just want the basics like tools, which glues are best, helpful hints for beginners. I realize
  15. 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
  16. HI Everyone, So, I ordered my Fairfield w/an estimated arrival date of 1/24/12, but I've been tracking it and it is a suburb near me as of this morning and I'm hoping it will come TODAY. Feeling like a kid on Christmas right about now!! I completed a dollhouse about 14 years ago but haven't touched one since. I am looking for any advice. I have a list of tools/supplies and am on my way to pick them up (in hopes of receiving the DH today...how many times will I say that?). I really think I need a crash course on DH's for Dummies...I have downloaded the warm up sheet and will be r
  17. Hi there Greenleaf members, I am new to the community and forums and I seek your advice! I have wanted to build a Greenleaf or Corona Concepts dollhouse for a long time, but I am yet to purchase one. In my price range are the Arthur and the Orchid, and I w!as wondering which would be best for a complete novice? Thank you very much!
  18. Hi I'm about to build a dollhouse for my two girls (3 & 5). I'm all newbie to this and have just bought the Beacon Hill kit and a Cir-Kit tapewire kit In a day I've managed two finish the main structure of bare plywood (subassembly A+ B). I'm planning to tapewire, prime and paint / put wallpaper on the walls and glue flooring to the floors. I now have some questions I cannot find answers to as I do not want to make any mistakes. Is it better to put the tapewire before or after I prime the walls ? It looks like the spikes to the power outlets etc are too long to match the th
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