I know that it has been a dog's age since I posted, but the days have just been tumbling by here and I haven't been getting as much done with the dollhouse as I had planned. I had hoped to finish it by year's end, but I don't think that's going to happen ... Oh well, another missed deadline!
Also, just when things were calming down and I started again, I came down with a throat infection and a cough, etc. Then as I was taking the antibiotic, I developed a reaction to it! The medicine was changed, but now I had to recover from the infection and now also from the adverse effects of the first antibiotic!
Life is never simple …
The following rooms did manage to get some things done—not finished, but at least some progress.
The room is 13 x 18 with 10" ceiling.
The fireplace (Concord), the sofa, wallpaper, rug, crown moulding, wood for flooring, and the interior door came with the house, but it still needed quite a bit of furnishings.
|Wallpaper and tears...|
|Combining these two made the "perfect" bookcase!!|
|The problems this room had could bring a person to tears!|
The Second Floor Hall—
Now came the careful and time-consuming fudging to make the circular staircase match up with its place in the second floor hall (all of 8 1/2” wide here!). Then it was pretty straight forward (but boring) to make the staircase and railings to the attic. The bullnose for the stairs is just front-rounded 1/8” square basswood. The staircase did not come with the holes drilled into the treads for the spindles, so I drilled my own: 1/8” deep with a 3/16” drill bit.
|2nd floor hall|
The room is 13 x 18 with 10” ceilings.
The doors are HBS #6025 Traditional Block and Trim doors; I wanted to stain them dark walnut but I have not been able to get this wood to stain well so I painted the doors a combo of Delta Creamcoat Burnt Umber and Delta Creamcoat Walnut. I removed the doors’ pins and then hinged them with HBS #1131- H Hinges.
I am trying to get back to normal and I also want to make more YouTube videos ... good intentions ... we shall see ...