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
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:

Monday, August 18, 2014

Building the Painted Lady Dollhouse

This is the Painted Lady Dollhouse by Real Good Toys.  I am currently building one for Kathy exactly as pictured above.  It will be finished inside in my Package C Form with the electric upgrade and built in fireplace. Here's what I've done so far...
Here is the 1st floor and foundation.  I have stained and finished the floors and painted the front edge white where the porch will be.

Painting parts!!  And my lights and trim to go in later...

 Assembly has begun.  Here is the basic frame.

More progress...

Here are all the window frames.  There's one for the inside and one for the outside.  All will be glued together and assembled, then painted white. 
 The roofs are on!
 Here is the electric tapewire going in.  Then the lights can be added. 
 Let there be light!  All the ceiling fixtures are in place.
 Shingling! There's lots more to shingle...
Added trim- the windows will go in last after the wallpapering and interior work is finished.  More to come!  Check back soon to see the fnished project!

August 25

 More work has been done.  The porch railng and trim has been assembled, painted and installed.
 Here's some of my painted parts ready to be installed, doors, stairs, windows, crown molding, etc

 All the shingling is finished.  Here's a good look at the tower room.
 Some windows are in now that I've wallpapered some rooms...
 More wallpapering and adding one more ceiling light then I can add in the baseboard and ceiling trim.
Looking great!
Aug. 31

 Finshed Interior including stained and finished floors, wallpapered rooms, baseboard, crown molding, upgraded staircases, working interior doors, fireplace, and lighting!
 Dining room/Family Room


Dining room with chandelier/Family room with fireplace
Front Door
It looks beautiful! Onto the next project! :)