Saturday, July 14, 2012

Building the Greenacres Dollhouse

Here's the Front Opening Greenacres dollhouse by Real Good Toys.  I started work on it on Tuesday and have already accomplished quite a lot!  I'll be building it and when finished offering it for sale.  So if you're looking for a beautiful farmhouse dollhouse this one might be just what you're looking for! 

Stock Photo
Although I love yellow farmhouses I've decided to paint this one a pale pink with burgandy accents (the front door, window shutters similar to the above picture) with gray shingles.
Here's my siding and floors all painted and stained and ready to be put together.  I've chosen a pale pink for the exterior.  The color is perfect!  This kit is mostly wood with only a few MDF pieces. The dollhouse floors are real wood so I've stained and sealed them.   
The housebody assembly has begun! 

The foundation, sides and front are on.  Boy were the hinges a pain to install!

Here's one side open.

My small parts.  I already painted the front door and have stained and painted the staircase and banisters.  They'll be stained like the floors with white risers and spindles.  I've already taken care of a lot of the small details.  I haven't painted the windows yet but I'll need to wallpaper first then they'll go in last.  So I have plenty of time.  My shingles have been stained gray and are all set.  Once I put on the roof panels I'll be doing that next.  Of course there's also that big hinge to put on.  I hope it's easier than the side panels.  Stay tuned more to come!

 Today is Wednesday, July 18th and I've been working on the dollhouse for just over a week.  I've done a whole lot! The roof is on and hinged, roof gingerbread is on, the porch is on and now I just need to put on the trim pieces and shingle and I can start on the inside. 

Shingling has begun!
 Today is Wednesday July 25.  I have finished the shingling and I'm currently working on the interior of the dollhouse.  Above is a picture of the back of the dollhouse. You can see how it opens up.
 Here I'm working on my space planning and trying to decide how to put the interior walls in. 
 The outside is all finished except for the windows and shutters.  This dollhouse will have working windows. They'll be added after I finish the wallpaper. The front door is in.

My walls are up and the stairs are in minus the banisters and rails.  There's still lots to do but this is the fun part! Stay tuned for more! 
 Today is August 22nd and here are some new photos.  All the rooms have been wallpapered and I'm starting work on all the details that make a finished dollhouse truly complete.
 Here's my 2nd floor hallway and bathroom with 3rd floor above. 
 Family room with handcrafted built in fireplace and pretty opening into the rear room.  Baseboards and crown moulding to come.

The windows are going in along with the shutters.  The exterior wil offficially be complete once they're installed.  There's only a little bit of work left! 
 Today is Sept. 8th and I'm DONE!!!  This is the finished product!! Let me know what you think!  I just love how it turned out.  Especially the colors!  The perfect pink!
 My beautiful roof
 This farmhouse is just too cute! 
 Shingled to perfection
 This is one inviting front porch

 Here it is all opened up!  So cool.

 Front entrance, great stairs, notice the built in bookcase in the back.

 Decorated in shades of pink, blue and yellow.
 I love this room. 
 My add on built in fireplace.
 Great BIG room made to fit LOTS of miniatures.
 My bathroom
 My bathroom and adjoining bedroom
 3rd floor
So fun!  So done!  Yeah! 

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