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I have built my own kid-friendly dollhouses in the past out of old wood. I finally decided to graduate to my first kit.
I recently bought a Hofco Federal Victorian House Kit for $150. It included bedroom furniture, bathroom furniture, Christmas decorations, a complete lighting kit, etc. The kit itself is complete and in great shape - which is impressive for its age.
When I opened the kit, I was so impressed by its details. The doors, the windows, everything. There was a marble fireplace buried deep in the box. Clearly, this is way too nice for me. I needed something I wouldn’t feel bad messing up!
So here we are. I was wondering what advice you would give a first timer who is way in over their head. I plan on building this with my mother and she already insists we throw out the instructions.
And lastly, Victorian era decor or modern decor?
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)
I just picked up an Artply The Rutherford, Model 112, for $20, but I have never built a dollhouse. It's a project for evenings when it's too cold and dark outside to do much else. Any advice for this newbie is great advice! So far the only thing I have found with this older kit is the directions are a mess, but someone else mentioned a site where a gent had pictures, so I downloaded those. I also heard the shingles on this one were not the best, so when it comes to adding those, I'll definitely be asking. Thanks for all your helpful advice that I know will be coming in future!
Happy Thursday! As I am brand new to this hobby, I thought it would fun to show you all the only dollhouse I have ever owned (before January 1 of this year). Does anyone remember this? Fisher Price, 1979. Although I didn't make this and there were few to any ways to individualze it, this is what I consider my first doll house. My fascination with this led to my Mom taking me to the Smithsonian to see their display of the American History Dollhouse. Many (mannnny) years later here I am: building my first from the ground up.