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!


  1. Another interesting build.I like the parquet-type floor for the kitchen. I'll be waiting to see the final product.

  2. Weekend chateau is a title that makes me want to see more...

  3. Es de estructura diferente a las que nos has ensañado hasta ahora y parece que de mayor tamaño. Seguro que queda magnífica.

  4. Non vedo l'ora di vedere la continuazione. 😍

  5. I love watching your houses come alive. I love the floors. Looking forward to seeing more.
    Hugs Maria

  6. Otro patito feo que pronto se convertirá en cisne :)

  7. Your work is inspiring! You make the process look so easy with your wonderful communication skills - showing your steps and presenting clear photos. But I know it isn’t easy.....much creativity and skill goes into each home. I love how you continually look for new ways to do the precut pieces from Michaels. That takes vision and creative energy! Keep sharing your gifts in this is such a blessing to many!