Julie in Michigan

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Painting the Furniture, Start Model for Mama

This was pretty fun - These pieces were kits I found up in Holland for the rocking chair, stool, table and lamp and bible. The crib was from Michaels. I painted and decorated and made the mattress for the crib.

Notice the wire frame model for Mama sitting in the rocking chair. I molded this with jewelry wire and plan to make head and hands with polymer clay and sew clothes on the rest of her.

There is a better picture below where Mama is sitting on the edge of the table~

Framing the Dollhouse

The window trim and walls had to be painted before assembly.

Wallpaper  applied and floors stained and glossed.

They recommended taping it together before gluing walls. Good idea!

Start of the Dollhouse

I found this kit at a garage sale, I'd never put together anything so intricate before but it was only $15 and I thought it would be a wonderful, fun thing to do for my great granddaughters!

It has been fun. First I had to punch out all the pieces. There were about ten sheets of thin plywood with pre-cut patterns but I had to use a blade for some and sand them down and remember to pencil in the part number as I went along. This took about a week I think.

The finished size will be 32"H x 24"W x 17"D  Big!