Dollhouse 7 – Progress to Date

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Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s now time for another ….drum roll…Dollhouse Update! Here’s what’s been accomplished since my last post.

  • The bedroom and library have had flooring and trim installed. The flooring mimics grey hardward and the grain goes in the same direction as the rest of the flooring. I had picked another grey tile, but when I saw this one with a “wood grain” finish, I decided to purchase this.
  • In the library, the staircase to the attic and bathroom has been installed.
  • Door knobs in the bedroom and library have been installed. The door knobs were made from pieces of costume jewelry that I hadn’t worn in years.
  • The kitchen/dining room has had the flooring and all wallpaper removed.
  • The wood floor has been sanded and stained.

Below is a close-up of the bedroom and the library.

Bedroom
Library

Below is the attic area. You can see where I laid an extra tread which will be stained later.

View of stairs coming into attic
attic
A bit of a quandary here.
The tallest point is 6 inches tall. Since I am using a 1 inch:1 foot scale, that means the ceiling is only 6 feet all at the highest point. Dan wouldn’t fit! I may save this area for last. At this point, the roof can be set on or off.

Next, I plan to tackle what I am calling “the Grand Staircase.” The main floor staircase needs spindles as can be seen in the feature picture above. The second floor of the staircase need some spindles replaced, too. While I am doing working on these delicate details, I will be pondering the kitchen/dining room design. Let me know of any suggestions in the comments below. Since it is camping season, it will likely be months before any additional progress is made.

Second floor landing.
Kitchen/Dining Room

And just for fun, here’s a before and a repeat of the feature picture.

dollhouse on 5/12/2020
May 12, 2020
dollhouse on 4/11/2021
April 11, 2021

33 comments

    • Fortunately, there is a “skylight bubble” in our travel trailer, so Dan can stand up straight everywhere. He will just have to bend down a bit in the dollhouse. 🙂 Enjoy your day!

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    • Thank you for your kind words! No grandchildren yet. But I do have a daughter and a soon-to-be daughter-in-law. Hopefully, it’ll be a lasting treasure somewhere. Enjoy your day!

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  1. So cool, love dollhouses. This is something I have always wanted to try but just haven’t found the time to start a dollhouse project. I do have a tiny one that I started years ago with my son when he was little but it was a child’s kit. I need to finish that. Always loved seeing these when I was a little girl. We have a miniature doll house store here in our state that I did a post about. But my favorite place to see miniature dollhouse rooms are at our art museum in the city. Sadly it has been closed for the virus. I will have to check and see if it is open now. Some things are opening up again. Can’t wait to see more on your dollhouse project. Looks great the work you have finished. It takes awhile with all those details too, so not such an easy project to take on.

    https://ourlittleredhouseblog.com/2019/11/11/20-itty-bitty-houses-at-the-art-museum-and-a-thank-you-to-all-veterans/

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    • Well, should we get to Phoenix – and I expect we will, we will definitely check out that art museum! And I will also check out your post for the doll house store. I appreciate your encouragement and enthusiasm. It does take time, but I enjoy it so much. Plus, if it was done, I’d probably start another one. 🙂 Enjoy your day!

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      • I know it will be so beautiful. You can go to the museums site too. I just took photos of all the tiny details of the rooms and that isn’t on their site. It’s the Phoenix art museum. I believe there are little rooms at another museum in New York or New Jersey. I can’t remember now. I guess I will have to go back and read my post, so funny. Anyway, they are a site to see, you both will love it. Your doll house will look amazing. How fun.

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      • Thank you very much. I will certainly keep those sites in mind. We do hope to travel to Phoenix sometime. Thanks for reading, and have a good day tomorrow!

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  2. Love your backstory! My parents gave me a raw, plywood dollhouse when I was maybe about 12, and I completely finished the exterior and interior over the next several years. I spent HOURS making items (a bassinette, lamps, pictures for walls, kitchen items, bedspread, etc.) I even made a set of people, constructing the bodies and my grandma painted the faces. I have most of the original furnishing but the people are missing, except for one child. Sadly, mice chewed wallpaper but I have it on my To Do list to get the house back in order. It now sits on display in my home office, the background seen most clearly on my Zoom meetings.

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    • This sounds wonderful, and you sound like a kindred spirit! I would love to learn more about the items you made. And I would love to follow your progress when you “get the house back in order.”

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    • Thank you! For the flooring, I just looked at Menards and Lowes to see what my options were. I chose a peel and stick in an extended size, so there would not be any seams. The cost was $2.79 per tile. There is a Facebook group “Dollhouse MIniatures Trash to Treasure and Found Items.” There is a ton of creativity and talent in that group.

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  3. It is stunning. You’ve made such progress. The attention to detail is so spectacular. Keep up the good work. It is going to be a beauty when it is finished. Even if Dan can’t stand in the attic! Have a great day.

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