I wish I've taken more photos during the making of the dollhouse but I managed to take a few to show how the work was progressing. Most of the photos are from my iPad but I hope this will give you an insight on how I built this dollhouse.
|At one point the house was upside down (forgot to take a photo) and I attached the foundation. All it is now is just a big, sturdy box. I thought it looked like a very nice doghouse|
|The kit came with nothing for the interior. The edges and ceiling is painted with white Dulux Satinwood. I tinted and varnished the drawer with oak colour.|
|I spent 6 hours (non-stop) painting each shingle! The ones on the left are broken ones. I mixed dark oak and light oak varnish and individually painted each shingle. I tried my best to get different shades of oak for every shingle tile|
|Every end shingle (that but against the roof trim) had to be manually cut at an angle. I love the finish effect and it was definitely worth painting them all individually!|
|The lights that I used are all from The Dolls House Emporium. They had the best selection of classic and traditional lights. This included the socket strip so I could do all the lighting wiring myself.|
|I used 4 different Laura Ashley colours to paint the interior walls. It is matte and the colour matches the 'wallpaper'|
|Lights work (phew!) and wallpaper has been applied! The windows look gnarly without any inside frames so I had to cut that out manually.|
|This is the window frame for the bedroom. It was cut out from some remaining stripwood I had (that was already painted rose pink). I had to use balsa strips for the rest.|
|Other remaining wooden mouldings and balsa wood was used to make these picture frames. The pictures are all from the Tilda paper pad|
|This is the kitchen completed with all interior mouldings. The chair/dado rails and skirting rails are pinewood. The crown (painted white) is hardwood. They are all from Richard Burbridge.|
So this is pretty much how I did it. I'd love to answer any queries if you have them since it's quite rare for anyone to work on a dollhouse at this scale. I'm still currently making furniture for the dollhouse so the inside will be revealed as soon as I am done with that!
Have a great weekend!