Sunday, May 25, 2014

Building the Harborside Mansion

Harborside Mansion Dollhouse Kit
This is the Harborside Mansion by Real Good Toys.  I'm building it and customizing the interior so when it's shipped to Dorothy in NY it will be done and ready to furnish!  This is a large 13 room dollhouse with a conservatory and wrap around porch with gazebo. Here's what I've done so far.
 First I stained the shingles and doors and painted all the windows. 
I painted all the exterior walls in green and started attaching the hinges for the open bay front.


Here's the conservatory parts, they're next...
 Painted and ready to go, the foundation, windows, shutters and walls.
 I stained the wood floors so there will be wood floors throughout.
 Assembly begins!
 Hinged bay door is on and roof attached.
 Working on the bay...
 Chimneys attached, bay balcony finished.
 Jump to the assembled conservatory and porch foundation going in.
 Gazebo and roof for the porch is on.
 Shingling and more shingling!  looks great!
Now planning my lighting layout and inteior wall placement.  Lots more to come! 
 Her some of the walls are in and all the lights have been installed. 

It's Finished!!! Here's the final pictures...it turned out beautiful!

 Door panel that opens in front to reveal two rooms with access through to the rear of the dollhouse. 

 Gazebo and wrap around porch!  Love it!
 Dining room with chair rail
 

 It's so big!  Lots of rooms and decorating space inside.
 Front Hall and curved staircase
 Small family room or library off the Front Hall.  I added a custom built in fireplace and bookcases. 
 Second Floor Bathroom and adjoining bedroom
 2nd Floor hallway and front bedroom
 I love this room...So pretty
 Here's the kitchen.  My customer painted the cabinets and then sent them to me to install the countertops and then build it into the room.  It's has all the necessary amenities, refridgerator, sink, dishwasher, wall oven, stove, range hood, love, love, love it!  So nice. 
 I added a built in window bench on the 3rd floor

 I can hardly get  all the rooms in the picture!  The color pallette is neutral, soft and delicate.
Another successful dollhouse build!  I hope you enjoyed seeing it come to life!  Now to get it ready for shipping!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Bostonian Dollhouse II

Here are a few pictures from my latest large dollhouse build, my second Bostonian Dollhouse by Real Good Toys.
Custom built with electric, finished inside and out!






Sunday, February 16, 2014

Are you looking for a dollhouse that's already built and finished?

Hi there everyone!  I always have so many requests for dollhouses that are already assembled and lately I can hardly keep up with all the new custom dollhouse builds to have any available for sale now.  But I do have one available.  It's this beautiful Front Opening Greenaces Dollhouse by Real Good Toys.  It's on sale for $1,150.00.  See my Completed, Finished and On Sale Tab above to see more of this beauty. 

Monday, February 3, 2014

Customized Newport Dollhouse with Addition

Hi Everyone
I have just finished working on a Newport Dollhouse with Addition.  This is a very customized dollhouse!  My client has chosen to upgrade the dollhouse with custom railings, windows and door for the exterior along with interior finishing touches with lighting, wallpaper, trims, stair banisters and much, much, more!  all with a unique layout that truly makes it one of a kind. Here are some pictures:

This is a white tone on tone color scheme with gray shingles and foundation.  The windows have been upgraded, railings are all custom, the shingles are both octagon and square for a beautiful victorian look. My client plans to add her own flowers and exterior accents. I know she has a lot of plans for the inside too!
 2 porch lights welcome visitors as they come up the porch steps.
 All custom railings (different from the ones that come with the kit) have been added as well as the grill above the porch.
 I shingled the roof in a mixture of gray square and gray octagon shingles. 
 On the tower I added a small balcony. 
 Here is the interior!  All rooms have 1-2 ceiling lights that add so much warmth and glow to the rooms. 
 I painted the hardwood floors with a whitewash giving the dollhouse a light and airy feel. 
 Here's a good look at the stairs with the "Victoria Stair" laser cut pieces from Heritage Laser Works. I added the banisters around these pieces and painted them white to match the baseboards and crown molding.
 Here is the dining and living room that leads into the beautiful kitchen!
 Here's my favorite room. the master bedroom.  I love the wallpaper my client chose for this room.  I looks great with the windows and beautiful chandelier.
 Here is the tower hallway that leads up to the tower room at the top.  It has a pulldown attic and stairs. 
 I love this wallpaper too with the scalloped trim.
 Attic pulldown with chain.
 The colors blend so well.
 Tower area- I added stairs on each side of the top tier so the "people" can go down to the  rooftops on either side.
 Notice the tower rear is closed but it is hinged to open....see next photo
 Open- cute tower room with light, leads down to the massive rooftop area.

The windows work too :)  So cool!  This was a very big project!  I am so pleased with how it turned out- because it's just how my client wanted it!  That's custom!