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I used the GL vinyl flooring strips in the lower lefthand room of the Laurel rehab, and the vinyl tiles in the lower right: http://www.greenleafdollhouses.com/forum/index.php?app=gallery&image=13025 In the Magnolia I used GL wood siding strips split lengthwise and cut into board lengths for the bedroom floors: http://www.greenleafdollhouses.com/forum/index.php?app=gallery&image=13025 In the McKiinley I scribed the "boards" directly into the plywood of the kit (except the second floor hall, where I laid some more siding strips); the bathroom floor is scrapbook paper and the kitchen floor is a piece of uber cheap self adhesive floor tile I got in a boxful from a dollar store: http://www.greenleafdollhouses.com/forum/index.php?app=gallery&image=13025

I buy fabrics for using in the dollhouse from thrift stores (you can find real silk and cotton and linen clothing dirt cheap), also small print wallpaper and end-cuts of anaglypta wallpaper. I also use paper lace doilies for ceiling embellishments and laces, shaped buttons with the shanks cut off and fancy ribbons and braids in a collage of effects (those are buttons on the pub's bathroom wall below the window; the floor is spackle into which I "carved" tiles with a toothpick and drybrushed): http://www.greenleafdollhouses.com/forum/index.php?app=gallery&image=39298

In La Casita the "terra cotta" tiles are packing paper I saved, wadded, flattened out and drybrushed sienna and ochre; the bathroom tilework is sample paint chips I liberated from a hardware store's paint section and the bedroom floor is iron-on wood veneer strips split lengthwise: http://www.greenleafdollhouses.com/forum/index.php?app=gallery&image=26967 You do not have to spend huge amounts of money for ready-made "miniature" or "dollhouse" stuff. If you can find them used, look for the following books:

anything by Patricia King

anything by Helen Ruthberg

Easy to Make Dolls' House Accessories and Dolls' House Accessories, Fixtures & Fittings; both by Andrea Barham

Any one of these will steer you into a wonderful world of mini DIY you never dreamed you could do.

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