• entries
    30
  • comments
    29
  • views
    44424

Finishing Up The Magnolia

4244 views

JULY 7, 2007

Just before Jimmy's death, I was working on the wallpaper in this house, I had done most of the kitchen, all of the livingroom, and was working on the bathroom and the bedroom. Here's where I was at that time.

blogentry-6-1250512779_thumb.jpgblogentry-6-1250512832_thumb.jpg

blogentry-6-1250512842_thumb.jpgblogentry-6-1250512850_thumb.jpg

JANUARY 20, 2009

It took a long time to be able to touch this house again, but I started working on it again in January 2009. I had to finish paperclaying the chimney, and begin the brick around the bottom of the house. For those of you who met "Gigi" (the kitten that was roughly one week old when I got her), she has taken a liking to helping me with dollhouses....

blogentry-6-1250512968_thumb.jpgblogentry-6-1250512977_thumb.jpg

blogentry-6-1250512987_thumb.jpg

JANUARY 22, 2009

Continuing to work on the color scheme for this house, I chose to go with pinks and greens. Finished painting the bricks the "main" color on the chimney. Boy was that tough! I've also FINALLY finished my wallpapering in the house, and I'm pretty pleased with it. That gap in the upper pink (bed)room was done by Jimmy (he never could build straight), so I left it alone and didn't try to fix it, since it was his "mark". I've also started installing window casings.

blogentry-6-1250513041_thumb.jpgblogentry-6-1250513047_thumb.jpg

blogentry-6-1250513054_thumb.jpgblogentry-6-1250513062_thumb.jpg

blogentry-6-1250513073_thumb.jpgblogentry-6-1250513084_thumb.jpg

blogentry-6-1250513092_thumb.jpgblogentry-6-1250513114_thumb.jpg

JANUARY 29, 2009

I need to go ahead and finish installing the windows--and by the way--I did it wrong the first time. I keep forgetting that when you are working with double hung windows that you MUST put the window pane in BEFORE you attach the window casing to the house. Well, I forgot. Again. Oops. Had to take them back off, LOL! I've also started adding the trim, which is being done in darker shades of pink and green.

blogentry-6-1250513136_thumb.jpgblogentry-6-1250513150_thumb.jpg

FEBRUARY 22, 2009

Time to work on getting the staircase installed. I know some people go ahead put that in much earlier than me, but I didn't want it in the way when I was wallpapering, so I've waited until now. I also put the trim around the fireplace and the mantle in.

blogentry-6-1250513181_thumb.jpg

blogentry-6-1250513187_thumb.jpg

blogentry-6-1250513200_thumb.jpg

blogentry-6-1250513209_thumb.jpg

blogentry-6-1250513216_thumb.jpg

blogentry-6-1250513224_thumb.jpg

MARCH 06, 2009

I need to go ahead and get that brickwork on the bottom of the house done. I tried to start it earlier, but discovered I wasn't quite ready to do that yet. Because I need to run the brick up to the bottom trim, I've gone ahead and installed it--with Gigi's help of course! And for those of you who think "oh she's so cute!", lemme tell ya, that lil girl is a monster! She is forever taking off with my brushes, my paperclay tools--whatever she can get her lil paws on. She takes things out of my pocketbook, and she puts things in my pocketbook....

blogentry-6-1250513298_thumb.jpgblogentry-6-1250513306_thumb.jpg

blogentry-6-1250513318_thumb.jpgblogentry-6-1250513326_thumb.jpg

MARCH 25, 2009

I've got my bricks done on the bottom of the house. I've tried to stay with the pattern on the chimney. I'm really thrilled with how well it went together.... Now I've got to paint it all....

blogentry-6-1250513402_thumb.jpgblogentry-6-1250513408_thumb.jpg

blogentry-6-1250513416_thumb.jpgblogentry-6-1250513422_thumb.jpg

JULY 09, 2009

I've got my bricks along the bottom painted, and if you'll look closely, you'll see that, since the house is pink and green, there are also pink and green bricks, LOL! Not many, just a few. I'm also working on installing the porch railing, since I need to have the porch railing on to start the roof. Hey, y'all see my truck on the other side of the street? That's what I had to end up doing to keep the kittens out of it... LOL!

blogentry-6-1250513559_thumb.jpgblogentry-6-1250513567_thumb.jpg

blogentry-6-1250513575_thumb.jpgblogentry-6-1250513584_thumb.jpg

blogentry-6-1250513591_thumb.jpgblogentry-6-1250513598_thumb.jpg

JULY 13, 2009

Time to start paperclaying the roof. Got my lines drawn, and doing the "roofing thing". I want to make this look like a slate roof, and I decided to do a pattern in it. So, I'm doing four straight, and four curved. I just cut the tips off the sides to make it curved.

blogentry-6-1250513616_thumb.jpgblogentry-6-1250513623_thumb.jpg

AUGUST 02, 2009

Still working on the roof, but I've almost got it done.

blogentry-6-1250513638_thumb.jpgblogentry-6-1250513645_thumb.jpg

AUGUST 04, 2009

Yippeeee!!!! DONE paperclaying the roof, including the ridgecap! Now I've got to give it a few days to get good and dry....

blogentry-6-1250513661_thumb.jpg

AUGUST 09, 2009

Been painting on the roof. It has several different colors. I started with a dirty wash, then did a darker wash of dark burnt umber. Then, using a "criss-cross" or "slashing" motion, I'm adding a dark brown, dark gray, light brown, and light gray into it.

blogentry-6-1250513674_thumb.jpgblogentry-6-1250513683_thumb.jpg

blogentry-6-1250513689_thumb.jpg

AUGUST 11, 2009

If you will remember, this house already had a recipient, and I've just discovered that her last day is Friday (she's getting married and moving to Maryland), so I MUST have this house completed by then, but I'm almost finished! I've clear-coated the brickwork on the chimney, bottom and roof. I've started doing touchups. I'm not real happy with that trim along the bays, so I'm going to have to change that. Then I can get my balcony railing and the doors in.

blogentry-6-1250513704_thumb.jpgblogentry-6-1250513711_thumb.jpg

blogentry-6-1250513717_thumb.jpgblogentry-6-1250513724_thumb.jpg

blogentry-6-1250513731_thumb.jpg

AUGUST 14, 2009

Hey everybody! Guess what! I'm finally FINISHED! Except, last night I realized I had started doing the touchups on the white trim in the wrong shade of white so I was up this morn at 4:30a repainting it, LOL! Here's the finished product!

blogentry-6-1250513748_thumb.jpgblogentry-6-1250513755_thumb.jpg

blogentry-6-1250513763_thumb.jpgblogentry-6-1250513770_thumb.jpg

blogentry-6-1250513778_thumb.jpgblogentry-6-1250513786_thumb.jpg

blogentry-6-1250513793_thumb.jpgblogentry-6-1250513803_thumb.jpg

blogentry-6-1250513813_thumb.jpgblogentry-6-1250513820_thumb.jpg

blogentry-6-1250513829_thumb.jpgblogentry-6-1250513836_thumb.jpg

blogentry-6-1250513843_thumb.jpgblogentry-6-1250513850_thumb.jpg

blogentry-6-1250513858_thumb.jpgblogentry-6-1250513866_thumb.jpg

blogentry-6-1250513879_thumb.jpgblogentry-6-1250513887_thumb.jpg

blogentry-6-1250513894_thumb.jpgblogentry-6-1250513906_thumb.jpg

blogentry-6-1250513919_thumb.jpgblogentry-6-1250513927_thumb.jpg

blogentry-6-1250513934_thumb.jpg

Hey, remember I told you this house had a recipient? Well, after having the house on display all day in the office, around 3p I finally handed her the keys and told her it was her house. She looked at the keys...

blogentry-6-1250513942_thumb.jpg

and upon discovering it was hers, immediately wrapped her arms around it, LOL!

blogentry-6-1250513950_thumb.jpg

blogentry-6-1250513961_thumb.jpg

Then she decided to go and make a sign for it....

blogentry-6-1250513967_thumb.jpgblogentry-6-1250513974_thumb.jpg


5 people like this


8 Comments


Linda, your Magnolia looks Fabulous!!! You did an Awesome job on it!! I am so happy to see you doing Minis again :wave:

1 person likes this

Share this comment


Link to comment
Share on other sites

That pink and green color scheme was lovely!  I'll bet that the recipient had such a good time furnishing this house!!

 

Share this comment


Link to comment
Share on other sites

I can totally understand why she was hugging it. What a wonderful house. You do beautiful work

Share this comment


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Beautiful work, Linda!  Was there anything you added to the kit besides the changed roof and obvious decorating with paint, wallpaper and flooring that was not included in the kit?  I was wondering about the windows.  I just got a magnolia and have never built a house....yet.

1 person likes this

Share this comment


Link to comment
Share on other sites

linda, i know this is old post but your house is beautiful, the pink you chose  is awesome. im new to greenleaf forum and dollhouse building. hoping to get my first house soon. kinda decided on the tennyson with the help of greenleaf neighbors. everyone is so kind and welcoming. 

1 person likes this

Share this comment


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now