Monday, April 6, 2009

Ok... Here is the Big Dollhouse

Ok, here are the front and back views of "the Big Dollhouse." As you can see the door, windows, and porch railing have been removed for painting and the shingles are only half done.

Of the three rooms with both floors and wallpaper cut, I'm only happy with the bedroom, which is the one with lilac carpet on the second floor. The living room wallpaper is horribly bubbled. So much so that I think I will have to take it out and do it over. The kitchen wallpaper didn't do well either. I think I want something different in there anyway, so no big loss. None of the floors are glued down and there are no baseboards yet.
The lighting still works on the first two floors. Apparently I need to redo the junction from the second to the third floor. Not bad since it got moved twice.

The ceilings are all bare. I need to do something with them too. I have to replace a post on the bottom porch. The whole thing almost fell the first time I moved and Brad was barely able to catch it. I'm happy to loose one post versus the whole house.

I had planned on putting some of the goodies into their respective rooms and taking some pictures for you but the camera batteries barely let me get these pictures downloaded. So sometime after we get another package of batteries because these were the last two from the package. That's how it always works. [We recycle our batteries in case you wondered.]

FH and I determined that the transformer and lead in wire that we purchased for the Greenleaf do work. The junction splice does not. In fact in figuring this out I ended up being stabbed with the splice in my right thumb. Not quite sure how I managed that one. FH came running down the hall upon hearing my cries for help. Isn't he grand?

Now my thumb looks like it's bit snacked upon by a 1:24 scale vampire...

Upon further inspection the two prongs on the splice are bent. So I think we've discovered the problem. We are going to get another splice and try again on the Greenleaf.

12 comments:

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Your thumb sounds like mine when I quilt. Dishwashing helps, you know. Something about the hot water, I think.

I love the dollhouse. It reminds me of the family farmhouse on the Walton's!

Karen B. said...

It looks like great fun-I could get into this, well not literally, but you know what I mean!

Sans said...

The house should keep you really bz!

Kim said...

I love this dollhouse too! I adore the porch- I wish I had it on my real house. I cannot wait to see what you do with it!

:) KIM

rosanna said...

How much fun!! I must start my own house.

Katie's Clay Corner said...

I like the lilac room, too. Big houses are fun.....something that will keep you busy for years!

MiniKat said...

Years.. years.. hmm... I started making payments on this house in 2000. I finally paid it off and brought it home in 2002. Started working on it around classes and homework.

I really should get back to it. ;-)

loshcosh said...

What a great house!

Brad said...

And I still feel bad that it broke at all, even if it was just one little piece.

Alice said...

Thanks for getting your house turned around so we could poke our noses inside to look!

Isn't wiring fun? Well, it is when things work! LOL I have a short in the lighting for my dollhouse's attic. It used to be if I thumped the wall the lights would work again, but that is no longer the case.

Hope your thumb will be okay.

MiniKat said...

Brad: You provide me with enough new toys and project ideas to more than make up for it. If you still feel that bad, you could always make me some 1:12 scale furniture in pretty woods. ;-) *hugs*

Alice: Yeah... somehow I get to find the short that's in my attic. What is it about shorts in dollhouse attics? I think it's a disease.

Jean Day said...

Thanks so much for sharing these photos, it is wonderful. You are going to have so much fun living in there while you are working on it.