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Hello, my daughter and I got a free dollhouse that we are turning into a fairy house. I am not sure what it is.... 

 

That inspired me to buy an Orchid kit to turn into a Haunted House. 

I am having troubles figuring out if I should paint before assembling? Is there anything else I need to do before assembling?

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Hi, Tiffany, and welcome to the forum. 

Painting walls before or after assembly is personal choice. There's no right or wrong way to do it. The Orchid doesn't have any parts that are particularly difficult to reach after it is built, although I'd not install the stairs until the walls in that room are painted. (Some folks leave out the stairs entirely, as they take up a lot of room. Personally, it bugs me that they end nearly at the wall. How difficult for the little people to maneuver!)

Many of us paint the trim, window frames, etc., before installation so as to avoid getting paint on the surrounding walls or roof pieces. 

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Welcome to the little family, Tiffany & daughter.  When you have made five posts you can post pictures of your mystery house in an album for an ID, as well as making one of your Orchid build.

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Hey there!

New to this and I am also creating a haunted house with thee daughter! This is going to be wicked fun. 

Cant wait to see final results. I've never built any dollhouses before and I am struggling a bit with the instructions. Are there any tutorials on this site? Or anywhere else?

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Tina, it's OK to post your own introduction.  There are books discussed here:  http://www.greenleafdollhouses.com/forum/?app=forums&module=forums&controller=topic&id=21471 and You Tube tutorials here:  http://www.greenleafdollhouses.com/forum/?app=forums&module=forums&controller=topic&id=15648 and online how-tos here:  http://www.greenleafdollhouses.com/forum/?app=forums&module=forums&controller=topic&id=1290 and links to tutorials here on this forum here:  http://www.greenleafdollhouses.com/forum/?app=forums&module=forums&controller=topic&id=1015.  There are some member pictorials in the Gallery, and many of the members describe how they did things in their blogs.  Also, the Building Team blogged the builds we did.

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