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These are quarter scale dollhouse projects that I made using Greenleaf Dollhouse's Miniature Village Kits . There are three kits featuri...

Monday, September 26

Custom Rehab Week 13

The top attic window was installed incorrectly and the wrong gap filler was used on it. It had a very rough, uneven look that couldn't be repaired. The best way to hide it all was with a window box and flowers. Now the bad trim does not have to be seen.

A simple way to make a window box is by laminating several trim pieces together, cut at the same width as the window trim. This creates a "box". Sand smooth and apply touch up paint to the sides. Now you can glue flowers to the top of it. You can use a pushpin to create small holes on the top of the "box" and insert your flower stems right into them, if you wish. Remember to use a little glue on each stem to keep the flowers from falling off.

I also added extra molding to the exterior in a magenta color. This thin trim gives the dollhouse more depth and Victorian color. I added it to all of the corner trim.

I used printed brick paper to cover the foundation. It's an easy and cost effective way to make a foundation look more detailed. Remember to seal your paper with matte varnish after it is dry for longevity.

You will have to join a lot of brick pieces in order to make the length of the foundation, so start at the back of the dollhouse. This will cause the joined, overlapped edges to face towards the back and remain invisible when viewing the dollhouse from the front. Since front facing is the norm for displaying a dollhouse, this is what you want.

Because this dollhouse is heavy and made of thick wood, I added furniture pads to the bottom corners, so it does not scratch the display table it sits on. I used the nail-on kind. The nail-on option would not be possible for tab and slot dollhouse because the plywood sheets are too thin to drive nails into.

Now that the dollhouse rehab is complete, what about the back cover? After all, that's what gives the dollhouse a true display feel. We will "cover" that on the next post.










 

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