Thursday, August 4, 2016

Custom Finished Harborside Mansion

Hello everyone!  Here's my latest dollhouse build, the Harborside Mansion by Real Good Toys.  This dollhouse kit features the beautiful wrap-around porch and gazebo as well as a conservatory.  It has a large footprint with 3 stories of rooms and a front access panel that opens to reveal two more rooms. I added lots of upgrades including lighting, window boxes, built in fireplaces and bookcases, a built in bay window seat and lace window valances.  Check it out!
 My customer chose blue with white trim for the exterior paint.
 Shingles were stained gray.
 Window boxes include yellow, white and purple flowers.
 Front access panel in the bay opens to reveal two more rooms.  My customer chose to make the upper room one extra large master bedroom that has access from the front and rear of the dollhouse.
 The lower room is the dining room with chandelier and bay window seat.
Floors and stairs were done in a dark stain. 

 The kitchen cabinets were added and fixed in place.  The pendant light highlights the large island with cooktop.
 If you look closely you can see the dining room with the bay window seat in the back room.
 The large family room in pink has a built in double bookcase and fireplace. There's also another one in the conservatory.  This dollhouse kit also comes with the circular staircase.

Upper rooms- bathroom on second floor left, hallway, large master bedroom on 2nd floor right.  3rd floor attic has hallway and two large rooms on each side.
I hope you enjoyed looking at this gorgeous dollhouse!  I think it turned out wonderful!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

More Finished Dollhouses

Hello everyone!  Yes, it has been an extremely long time since I posted anything new.  It's not that haven't been working on dollhouses but have been too busy to stop and take the time to post new pictures.  So today that's what I'm going to do.  Here's a few highlights of some of my latest builds.

 This is a Newport Dollhouse with Addition.  It was painted in a cream color with rose colored door to match the small octagon window in the tower that has a stained glass insert.
 Flower boxes added to the windows and two porch lights were installed.  Beautiful!
 On the inside I installed lighting and my Package C finishings with many more upgrades.
Here's the dining room with lighted fireplace, chandelier, dark painted floors. 
 Bedroom and view of the hallway stairs.
Front door and living room.  I love this one!

Now onto the many Bostonian dollhouses I've built in last few months...
 Bostonian in green with dark roof
Another view
Bostonian in gray with gray roof.
 Bostonian interior- package C finishing with lighting.

 Now onto some smaller dollhouses...
Vermont Farmhouse in pink with flower boxes.  
Interior in Package C finishing with lighting upgrade and window valances, bookcase and fireplace. Just darling!

 Another finished in Package A- no interior work done on this one. Classic white house with black shutters and red front door.  This was a gift to a friend for their baby shower.
Truly I can't remember building this one!  But I like to see the different choices customers make on colors.  This one was gray with gray shingles -although my flash made them look a little brown. Flower boxes added in like colors. 
  


Painted Lady Dollhouse in bright green, shades of purple and pink!  

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Another Bostonian Dollhouse is finished!


 I have just finished work on anther beautiful Bostonian Dollhouse!  This one is heading to Janelle in Florida.  We both decided to do this dollhouse in a green color and the rest she left up to me.  I added some lavender as an accent and white trim.  I  hope she loves it!

 This dollhouse is made by Real Good Toys and it is big!  It measures 48 in. L x 24 in. W x 41 in. H.
I chose to go natural with the shingles and add the lavender to the triangle accents.  
The interior includes wallpapered rooms in shades of pink, green, blue and peach. Baseboards, crown molding, working doors and lighting in each room.
There are a lot of rooms in this dollhouse to fill with lots of miniatures!  
 Front Door entry with living room and stairs. 
 Large Bedroom on 2nd Floor
The stairs are two-toned to match the floors and trim.
 Dining room with chandelier
 Bathroom
This was a fun dollhouse to build and finish.  Next I begin another Bostonian Dollhouse and a Painted Lady.  Stay tuned for more! 

Friday, June 19, 2015

Vermont Farmhouse with Addition

Sorry Friends! I know it has been awhile since I posted new information and pictures.  I have been fulfilling one order after another and haven't taken much time to post updates.  Here's a few pictures of a Vermont Farmhouse I completed in my Package B Finishing with Addition.  It turned out very nice!
The dollhouse was painted a light purple color with white trim and gray shingles.

 The addition adds two large rooms to the dollhouse. 
 Package B finishing was chosen and included some painted rooms and some wallpapered rooms as requested by the customer. 
Remember all custom dollhouses are made to order!  There are so many options, choose an addition, choose your finishing package, colors and I will assemble the dollhouse of your dreams!
Here's another Vermont Farmhouse:
 Here's another Vermont Farmhouse I assembled in Package C with the addition of my lighting upgrade and flower boxes.
 This dollhouse was done in peach with white trim and reddish brown shingles.
Inside features wallpapered rooms, baseboards, crown molding, ceiling lights and outlets. 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Building the Dollhouse Prop for the Peter Pan Live Show


When I got a call from the Prop company helping with the Peter Pan Live Show, to air on NBC on December 4th I couldn't wait to get started!  The dollhouse will be used in Wendy's bedroom and will be very visible!  Be sure to watch for it!!!  I wanted to share with you all the building of the dollhouse and final pictures:
I built the Alison Jr Dollhouse by Real Good Toys in blue. Here it is assembled and ready for shingles.  It was a nice day so I took it outside to work on. 

 Looking good!
 Interior primed and ready for the wall dividers, then wallpaper, trims, stairs, the works!  It will be finished inside and out!  I wonder if you will just see the exterior on the show or inside too?  Last night I watched part of a special, "The Making of Peter Pan Live"  and I saw the dollhouse many many times in Wendy's room.  I only saw the exterior but it was prominently displayed.  So cool!  They ordered it finshed inside so we'll see....!
 Wallpaper and stairs installed, next is baseboards and crown molding. 
 Window boxes added in front.
 Finished!!!  It is gorgeous!!!  I can't wait to see it on tv!
 Side view
The interior is stunning.  I chose whimsical and colorful wallpaper patterns in purple, pink, blue, green and yellow.  They blend very well together.  I put chair rail in the bathroom on the second floor with pink stripes above and white below. I was under a time crunch so I took these pictures then boxed it right up for shipping. After I took this picture I thought, "next time I see it it will be on tv!".  I wonder what will happen to it after the show.... 
Want to see more?  Here is the Peter Pan Live official website:
http://www.nbc.com/peter-pan-live