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  1. Buendia


    From the album: Willowcrest - Beauty on a Budget

    The Entry... pretty much finished (I did a few more little trim pieces after I took this photo plus paint touch-up). It is pretty much inaccessible at this point, but I can still photograph it from the drawing room, so once the side wall is glued in, I'll take a few more photos!
  2. Has anyone built something using these windows? I coveted them for a long time and finally got some, but I'm surprised at how very big they are. They seem more suited to a Barbie house ... They look like a more elaborate style than what's on the Willowcrest. Does anyone have a project to share? Thank you!
  3. Hi! I'm sorry for double posting but yet I had no luck. I still don't have the schematics drawings for my willowcrest ;_; I mailed Greenleaf 2 times for this issue, called them yesterday (probably the gentleman freaked out with the spaniard way of raise the voice when you want to be understood even if you are not bothered in any way :lol:), but still don't have it (busy times?) One user was kind enough to contact me but for any reason (maybe time, big pdf or so) she couldn't get it to me Pleeeeease can someone send it to me? I could find the instructions or warm up sheet on the internet but not the schematics ;_; *Desperates in spanish* Thank youuu
  4. sara_lee

    Floor plan

    From the album: Sara's Willowcrest!

    First floor: Entry area, dining room, music room Second floor: Bathroom, bedroom, hallway/staircase area Third floor: Kitchen
  5. Just wanted to introduce myself here! When I was 10, I got a Willowcrest Kit for Christmas. My dad was supposed to help me put it together... It is still in the box almost 30 years later. I’m looking forward to putting it together with my daughters. We’re going for a subtly haunted look.
  6. Hello Everyone, I live in south Florida and I have a few kits still in boxes I would like to sell so I can make room for smaller scales. I have the following kits: Emerson Row Lisa's Cottage ( I have three of these, 2 sealed in box, one I opened the box but never took it out) Brimble's Mercantile Willowcrest Fantasy Craft - Craftsman Porch & Cottage (bought loose kit on ebay but never built) Local pickup preferred. Thanks, Jennybee
  7. Feeling creative. When is getting out of hand.... getting out of hand?
  8. Buendia


    From the album: Willowcrest - Beauty on a Budget

    I wasn't in love with the railings that came with the staircase, so I made some changes... wainscot made from cardboard.
  9. I have been checking the Greenleaf store frequently and was pleasantly surprised just now. The Willowcrest kit is back in stock!
  10. Couldn't tell you how old I was when I got it, but I know it was for Christmas... maybe in the late 80's or early 90's. My father put it together with my mothers assistance. They painted the outside and let me do what I wanted with the inside. Children and paint, oh my! I remember being the envy of all of the neighborhood girls. We spent hours upon hours sitting at my tea time table playing with that dollhouse. It was very well loved! As I grew up though, I spent less and less time with it, until it eventually ended up out in the storage barn. And it stayed there until I left my exhusband and needed to make room in the barn for my childrens things. I sold it at a yardsale for $20. Oh, how I kick myself now!!! The things I could do for it now! The only pictures I have of it are from when I got it out to sell it.
  11. I've been saving the Willowcrest in my HBS shopping cart, waiting for the 40% coupon on 1 April. So, I'm browsing the site, added some things to my cart and see the most terrifying line ever: THIS ITEM IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FROM THE MANUFACTURER. WHAT?????? So I rush over to GL online store and see they still have it, but since I don't want to take any chances, I've *gulp* bought it at full price. I've collected a lot of chinoiserie furniture and accessories for my Asian lady, no way am I letting this house get away from me I hope they don't discontinue it, it is such a beautiful house!!!
  12. At myminiaturemenagerie.blogspot.com is a beautiful willowcrest that I had never seen before. She had some inventive ways to add a little extra space . When you go to the site on the left is list of her builds. The Willowcrest is 120 Copper Court.
  13. My 1st dollhouse will be the Willowcrest, which I am making to serve as a card box for my wedding reception. I'm very excited to begin this project, and since I don't quite have enough posts here for my own blog just yet, I have created a wordpress blog: http://miladyestates.wordpress.com/2013/04/03/welcome/ Please feel free to stop by and say "Hi" and leave any inspirational comments or tips you want.
  14. Today was a fun filled mini day! i got lots of new goodies! First off i went over to my moms tonight and she suprised me with a mini gift! She bought me a mini sushi set off ebay from hong kong! i love it! here is a pic of it inside my willowcrest kitchen Then when I got home I was happy to see that my HBS package arrived!!! I got my Chrysnbon Stove kit which will be going in the willowcrest kitchen. since the kitchen is so small i plan to put the stove where the tile fireplace is. I havent decided this 100 percent yet. but if i like it there i will just take the mantel off the fireplace and put the stove over it, i think it woulod look just fine Next it was time to glue the new crystal door knobs i ordered on to the front doors and to attach them to the house! :wub: The front of the house feels very complete now. Im very happy with how the front door turned out. Now here are a few more pics.... Thats all for now :wub:
  15. I honestly think I've lost my mind.. it seems like i will "finish" for the day.. then 30 mins later I go back to my work bench and start working more :wub: I did alot of work. This morning I started of staining the rest of the interior window frames and attached the windows the the house. Next I turned the house around and did some work on the 3rd floor. As I mentioned in another blog entry, I lost the piece that closes up the 2nd story stair. SO i had to make my own.. i think it looks ok what do you think? Then I decided to do a little more detail work to the arch... This took ALOT of time and ALOT of paintence. But in the end.. i think it was worth it also i decided to paint the roof a darker color. it needs another coat but I can tell already that its made a huge difference. I cant wait for my hbs delivery to come in tomorrow so i can finish the front door. then after that.. its time to finish the interior!!! its hard for me to believe that this house is almost done. EDIT: well ... I went back and worked on it some more dang house is very impatient. but then again Its taken me 8 months now to build her. So I know she wants to come "to life" already. I went with a dark walnut color with a redish tint for the front door. I wanted it to be a different color than the rest of the exterior stain (plantation walnut) I figured i might as well stain the door tonight so it can dry. then tomorrow i can do all the fun stuff to it (door knobs, window, mail slot) The top roof is dry. I will put one more coat of paint on it tomorrow. Then do the chimney. touch up the white trim on the very top. and the exterior is good to go! :wub:
  16. Well shes almost finished I set her aside on the dresser tonight to start the Emerson row. Here are a few pics of her :wub:
  17. Well tonight my Willowcrest was calling me.. So I gently put my WO aside and starting playing around with her.. seeing what I wanted to "work" on tonight :wub: SO I decided I needed to get my butt in gear with that roof! ive been avoiding it for too long! So I started out giving 2 coats of paint... Tomorrow I will add the brick work to the chimney and I will re paint the white trim.. After that I decided to start staining.!!! I spent about an hour and 30 mins doing one full side and one side of the front. I think its coming out really nice. In the pics it looks a little glossy and thats just because they arent dry yet. the stain is a dark walnut color and its the same stain i used to do the porch and the top of the proch after that i decided i needed to get rid of the chimeny in the upstairs room. it was just taking away to much space! so I started to saw away!!! 1/2 through: After: I still need to stain the open ceiling space and hang the lights. SO it will look better over time :wub: Also tonight I added the brick trim to the base of the house itself. I didnt finish i just did the front part so i could tell if i liked it or not.. it looks a little shiny in the camera but in person it looks pretty good. So thats all for tonight hopefully tomorrow after work I will finish staining I then move on to painting the rest of the trims. Night night, Jenny
  18. Hello again Well I dont feel like typing much so this blog will mostly be pictures I did ALOT of touch up and detail work on the exterior tonight and last night. Last night I finished all the shingle staining. Today I attached trims and did painting. On monday my HBS order should be here. Then I can finally attach the front door. Im waiting on my 2 crystal door knobs and my mail slo and the building numberst. So hopefully monday night I will be able to complete the front of the house Here is a pic before i painted the strip of blue on the trim.. and here it is all painted Tonight Caleb came in to see how I was doing. And was very quite and was just staring at the house. When I asked him what was wrong. he told me that nothing was wrong it was just that my house was "simply beautiful" and he told me how proud of me he was. So thats all the good praise i need right there. Him saying that made my whole year :wub: on that note im gonna go to bed :wub:
  19. Well I spent probably at least 5 hours total working on my willowcrest today. And I am So happy with its progress. I finished the roof shingles. they are DONE! Thank goodness too because they were driving me insaine! After that I side panled the back side of the house. Which was very simple because it was a very small area to panel! I did some sanding, and then on to the painting! Of course that didnt take to long either and sure enough when a few hours it was done! All the trim is painted and put on.. So yep, thats about it so far. I probably wont work on it again until after Christmas. Next I will paint the top part of the roof and stain the shingles I think. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday! :wub:
  20. Wow i have done ALOT to my house since my last blog. I dont even know where to start. Well I finished painting all the blue on the exterior of the house. And I have painted almost all the ext white trim. .. Next was I shingled the entire left side of the roof and the front left side of the roof... I used some wood filler to close up the gap on the left side roof in between the shingles. im hoping it turns out ok with it. Next up I worked on the 2nd story stairs. Now somehow in the middle of our move in July I have lost about 4 or 5 pieces to my willowcrest, including the top portion to the stairs.. and the side wall that covers the interior side of the stairs. So I'm going to have to improvise on that one... Also I decided that the top window needed to be blue not white, and the trim needed to be white not blue. SO i switched it around... I think this is how is hould have done it in the first place. What do you think so far?
  21. Adding color to a dollhouse really makes a hudge difference on the whole “morale” of the project. During the middle of last week I painted the front exterior and did some trim painting… Having side paneling in my opinion really adds a completely different aspect and “feel” for the house itself and I am so glad to took the time to do it… It really has paid off now. I think one of my favorite features of this house is the Top Arch, wow is she a beauty! It just brings so much character to the front of the house. Im not sure if I mentioned the color I went with in a prevous blog but I went with “Williamsberg Blue” and pure white for the trims. The white on this type of blue really stands out and gives it a very colonial look I think. Over the weekend I tackled the left side of the house. This side was much easier to paint since it didn’t have any arch’s or many windows. I did spend a few mintues before I did the actually painting and took the time to sand the sides down just one more time. To give it a cleaner look… On the kitchen bay window I used the clap board siding instead of the individual to give it a more modern look. Also I re stained the top part of this to a dark walnut. I did the same with the front of the house’s balcony and proch. I think it looks MUCH better with the white and helps it stand out a lot more. After that I painted the diamond shape staircase window trims. The main frame is white and I painted the 2nd layer blue to match the house. I got this idea from Nutti’s Willowcrest. Which by the way,, I look at her webshots pics ALL the time for inspiration and guidance while building mine. So if you are ever to build a willowcrest I highly recommend taking a look at her webshots album. After that I attached the white fascia trims that’s I painted early on, and also glued on the vertical trims that go on the corners. It’s really starting to look like a house now. And Im getting really excited to see its true “colors” come alive. This is the 3rd house I have built and it is my favorite by far, I am more proud of this house than I am of my other 2 combined. I look forward to completing this house and working on finishing the interior, and having this house to decorate for a life time. Well that’s all for now… -Jenny :whistle:
  22. Let’s see… the topic today will be???? Side paneling! Yes I know again right? As you know this is the first house I have ever side paneled and you can definitely see the first area I started paneling is completely different from the rest! But that’s ok it looks ok I think. And its just one side of the house. I found the best way to do an even paneling is once a layer is glued down take a piece of panel and line it up where you want the text one to go. Then I would just trace a thin pencil line at the bottom of it so when its time to glue I know exactly where it needs to go! I only have one section left to panel, the stop arch in the front of the house. I’ve been trying to figure out what the best way would be to go about it because of the trim that goes around it. I think I’m going to “clip” on the trim and then line up the side paneling and trace the curve that needs to be cut off… Make sense? Hopefully that will work; we will just have to see on that one. After that I’m going to start on the porch railing. I already punched it all out, now I just need to give it a good sanding and paint it white. I’ll post some pictures later -Jenny :whistle:
  23. Now that my beautiful new work station is built I have the building bug in full force!! I’ve done a lot of work since the last time I updated this blog. Since I’m at work I don’t have access to the pics right now, but if you take a peak at my gallery or even my web shots you can see them for now I am almost completely done with the side paneling of the house! This is the first time I’ve ever side paneled and let me tell you, it’s a pain in the butt!! But I am really pleased with the over all appearance of the house with it, it really does make a huge difference. The only part I am having trouble paneling is the very top of the front of the house were the arch is. I’m trying to decide what would be the best way about it. Do I glue on the arch before I side panel? Or side panel then glue it on top of it? Once I glue on the final pieces to the left side that is the next step I will be working out. Then after that it’s on to priming the outside! I’m so excited!!! -Jenny :whistle:
  24. Well I happy to stay that ive made it to the top floor! whoo hoo! well since I was having problems with the 3rd floor bottom being unlevel putting in the right, left, and front walls was very tricky. I ended up triming the bottom slots a little bit so they would fit better. then used ALOT of glue. took about 40 mins of holding certain pieces while they dried, then carefully fitting the next piece in. the 2 post on the side of the house were very easy to put on. just put some dabs of glue cliped on a few clips to hold it while it dried, and wa la! perfecto :whistle: well its getting a little late and I need to head to bed, I'll finish this blog tomorrow. Heres how I left my craft table for the night...
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