I have no idea how this will turn out but I am excited to have a project that will be purely experimental and just for me.
I searched for dollhouses on Craigslist hoping to find a used one. But there wasn't anything that fit what I had in mind. I'm still on the lookout for old dollhouse furniture that is 1/12 scale, so if you have some you don't want let me know!
After much searching I decided on this house from HomeDepot:
I would like to figure out how to install electric so that I can add little lights. First I need to figure out how involved that is. But I'm ready to give a shot!
Working on putting the house together brought back many happy dollhouse memories and crafty projects of making miniature things. I forgot how much I love miniatures!
I remember my Barbie Dream House that I got when I was about 6. My Dad put it together which took hours and hours. I was so excited! I created my own fireplace for that house using a Jello box and covering it in tiny pebbles ( it was 1980 - stone fireplaces were all the rage). That Barbie Dream House inspired a lot of crafts!
About the same time we had a neighbor who had an old dollhouse that she wanted refurbished. My mom volunteered me and I worked away wallpapering, redoing the floors and having a blast!
Here's to my new project and for exploring creative ideas just for fun!
Michales Crafts is another good store...
Sounds great and your spirits sound lifted!
Have fun doing your project and will look forward to it when it is finished
Hope you enjoy this fun project
I have made several doll houses and wiring is not that difficult. There are different types of wiring, so just get informed. If you go to any miniature shop (or call) they will guide you through the process.
By the way--I love your work!!! I am a long time lay artist of sorts and wanted to start working on some art journaling and such, when I saw your demo on YouTube. Your work is colorful and playful and is exactly the kind of inspiration I was looking for.
I will be purchasing your products and especially your paints--they look so, so, so yummy!
Thank you for sharing your wonderful work.
For the lighting it is best to do it before you start covering the ceiling and walls, but there are ways around it. I think you could probably google and get some good info.
Right now I am obsessed with paper art and all the different medias that go with it. It is hard to do both (smile).
I´m so glad to see that you share the same enthusiasm as I do for dollhouses- I was also thinking to make my own now- even though I´m 48...
IF they sell your beautiful house on internet- PLEASE share their adress- In Sweden they are sooooooooo ugly:-(
Hoping you have time to respond to this request,
THANK´s in any way,
• Dollhouse store in Leesburg, VA (http://www.happily-ever-after-va.com/)
• Dollhouse furniture site with sales (http://www.mountainminiatures.com/)
• Dollhouse site with newsletter tutorials (http://www.greenleafdollhouses.com/)