Barrierunner Posted June 20, 2014 Share Posted June 20, 2014 Hi, a few months ago I bought my first dollhouse kit. It is for my daughter for Christmas so I have plenty of time to do it. I decided on the Willow. I recently opened the box and was very overwhelmed by all the pieces, as the instructions said, I tried not to panic. I left everything in the box and decided to do some research before tackling this project. I am a little confused because I found some conflicting information. I imagined that I would put the house together then paint and decorate it, however my husband along with the instructions and a few sites on the internet said to paint the pieces first as I go along. I don't understand how I can paint and decorate it first without seeing it all together and deciding on which rooms will be what colour etc. Where do I start with this, I am so confused lol! Also I saw that some people stain the floors and prime everything else before putting it together. If I stain the floors, do I just leave them like that? I am not looking to do anything super fancy since my daughter will be playing with it, although I do want to make it look nice and last. What options are for the flooring? I saw someone stained and applied Popsicle sticks to look like wood, would I just glue those with wood glue? And what do I do for the ceilings? Do I just paint these white? I was told by the place I bought the house from to use wood glue, however some sites said to use white glue and a glue gun. I am conflicted on what to use. I thought wood glue made sense...I really want this house to be stable and to last years. One last question, I am planning to wallpaper most of the rooms and use scrapbook paper, do I still prime the walls then adhere the paper? What would be best to adhere the wallpaper to the walls? Thanks and sorry for all the questions! 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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