Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Weekend Chateau Custom Dollhouse Done!

Weekend Chateau dollhouse is done and ready to ship to her new owner Debbie. I actually got the name of this house from one of Debbie's messages. She described it as a weekend chateau and I thought that would be a perfect name.
 This dollhouse is just like "Somewhere in France" which I made a couple months ago. There are a couple of changes here and there.
 The house is 26 3/4" tall x 22" deep x 23 1/2" across. I tried adding a little porch roof over the door and a longer porch floor that stretches end to end.
 That's a Melissa Frances embellishment crown over the door.

 The interior is slightly less distressed.

 This is the bedroom. Debbie sent this chandelier. I slid a lightbulb in the middle of it. Looks gorgeous!

 Can you imagine this attic filled with old stuff!
The next project is for Kellie. It's a Christmas theme!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Weekend Chateau Dollhouse Update #2

We're getting the interior of Weekend Chateau dollhouse done.  We are now up to the second floor.

 This is the living room.
 The working fireplace mantel is in place.
 The entry which is still missing the stairs and under the stair closet.
 The door on the right goes into the kitchen.
The kitchen
The door on the right is an exterior door.
 This will be the bathroom.
 Upstairs hallway
The bedroom is just missing the door and chandelier.
Next, the attic!

Monday, July 30, 2018

Weekend Chateau Custom Dollhouse: Getting Started

My newest project is called Weekend Chateau dollhouse.  This is a commission that is like Somewhere in France just a wee bit smaller just by an inch or so on 2 sides.

I started with 3 sheets of hardboard from Home Depot. Measured and planned all my cuts.
Then I put the 3 exterior walls and the downstairs floor together with glue. Use hot glue to hold it all together. It's much more practical then clamps.

Next I put up the 2 interior walls.
Next, the floors get glued on, painted and aged. The walls are coated with plaster and beadboard and paneling. And the interior window trims get glued on. These are the same popsicle sticks I use on the floor but cut lengthwise to get small strips.
The hole for the stairs is cut out and the ceiling gets plaster.
This is the living room.
The center hall is the stairs, entry and a closet under the stairs.

This is the kitchen with a bit different floor from the rest of the house. I found these precut squares and rectangles of wood at Michael's.
I will update you with more progress soon. Be good and make more minis!