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  1. Lucky $13

    Found this at Goodwill last wknd for $13! It has the really nice, life-like shingles on it, but is mostly unfinished.    A while back I had an idea for doing Pee Wee's house from Pee Wee's Big Adventure. He has so much weird stuff in his house that it'd be fun to find furniture and accessories, and if something is slightly out of scale, it would just match the style. I like the movie better than the TV show, but I also plan to put some nods to that in the house. First things first, gotta repaint it red.
  2. dollhouse company?

    This pic came up on my Instagram feed yesterday. The house looks adorable, but I didn't see any info about the company that makes it.    There seem tob e similar ones on Amazon, and it looks like they come from China.   Has anyone had experience with these houses before?
  3. Tennyson door tip

    Since I bought my Tennyson dollhouse at Goodwill for a buck, it was basically just a structure. It didn't have any of the building components like window frames or doors. I was able to make the windows by using upcycled clear plastic from containers (like take-out ones that I kept and washed) and some popsicle sticks.Finding doors the right size for the openings was a challenge because I didn't have the ones that were meant to be with the dollhouse kit, and the nice quality ones that are stocked at places like Hobby Lobby were not the right size. (I really don't have the tools or expertise to resize the opening in a kit that's already assembled and on it's way to being completed.) The upstairs door to the porch was attached to the exterior rather than sitting flush in the opening. It's not ideal, but it doesn't look awful.Trying to get a front door has been more difficult. The dollhouse is meant to have double doors, but I couldn't find any double doors the right size. I had some cardboard ones installed for a bit, but they looked terrible.Then yesterday, the Goddess of Free Stuff smiled on me again!I picked up a huge stash of Barbie stuff from the side of the road, including a nice Barbie house and a whole bag of dolls, accessories and other assorted plastic do-dads.In the bag, was this random pink and white plastic door;  apparently, it's supposed to be part of a fairy door kit: It's the perfect height for the house! I just need to add some trim around the sides to hide the gap. There's a pic of it in my gallery:   So if there's anyone out there in need of a door for their Tennyson dollhouse, you can look into buying one of those fairy doors and just add a little trim on the sides (I used wide craft sticks cut to size)
  4. purple lights

    From the album Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!

    from Dollar Tree, just for fun
  5. Beetlejuice Living Dead doll box

    From the album Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!

    an Ebay buy, b/c I can never resist putting a little meta-fiction in my dh's
  6. front door

    Thanks so much! It's been a long process, but I do love the way it's coming along
  7. rebuilding my Secret Garden

    Years ago, I decided to make The Secret Garden. I loved the way it turned out, and it was one of the more popular scenes when I exhibited my dollhouses; probably because so many people love the book. I used floral foam with drywall compound and real stones to make the walls of the garden. It looked great! But it made the structure very heavy, and this past year, as we were shifting some things around in the garage (where it was being stored) it broke. I was really upset because I am always especially proud of the houses/scenes I make from scratch. I recently decided to rebuild it, and I am working on it now. I'd like to get some idea/recommendations for building the walls. The base I am using is styrofoam, and it was a small lip around the top, but I want the walls to be taller.  I am familiar with the egg crate method, but I do not have any egg crates right now, and I am anxious to get started. I do have 2 packages of paperclay- has anyone used paperclay to make wall, and pressed real stones or pebbles into it?Do you think the paperclay will attach to styrofoam/floral foam?
  8. Ideas for a "four seasons" roombox

    Well, I think I'll be constructing some snowmen soon!
  9. Ideas for a "four seasons" roombox

    How did you make the snowman? He looks great!
  10. help w/ replacement door

    I bought my Tennyson at a Goodwill a few years ago. It was a bargain (one dollar!) but it was missing alot of pieces, including the doors. Now that I am almost done with the siding, I bought a replacement door at Hobby Lobby. It's a good quality door and it looks nice.  But the door frame is bigger than the opening in the house! I don't really have the tools required to cut into the house to widen the opening. Has anyone else used these replacement doors in Greenleaf houses before? Looking for advice/suggestions on this issue.
  11. help w/ replacement door

    Thank you! I did not realize such a saw would be so affordable. I would like to try this method.
  12. architectural window

    From the album New and Improved Secret Garden

    was a photo frame I found in a thrift store- I liked the idea that the garden would have the ruins of some old castle or manor
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  14. interior

  15. architectural window

    From the album New and Improved Secret Garden

    was a photo frame I found in a thrift store- I liked the idea that the garden would have the ruins of some old castle or manor
  16. "delight reigns in a garden"

    From the album New and Improved Secret Garden

    I've had this little ornament in my stash for years- I incorporated it into the wall of the new and improved Secret Garden
  17. hole in side

  18. favorite uses for paperclay?

    I got 2 packages of white paperclay for free the other day. I see alot of people on here using it for various projects- what are your fav things to do with it? What do you suggest trying to someone who has not used it before?
  19. Today I was gifted a very large, handmade dollhouse. It needs some TLC, but it is well constructed, and is also wired (although I have not plugged it in yet to see if the wiring all works). It is meant to be a somewhat modern house, but most of my dollhouses are based on stories, favorite books, or even movies.  The house style kind of resembles Orchard House (from Little Women), and that would be wonderful, but also kind of a big undertaking.  .  .anyways, I thought you all might be interested in my good fortune, and maybe you have some advice for the repairs needed (the biggest one is a hole in the wall) or some suggestions or inspiration.  . .    
  20. three floors

  21. front

    From the album Large Handmade Dollhouse

    the front of the house is actually two hinged 'doors' which need to be repaired and re-hung
  22. back

    From the album Large Handmade Dollhouse

    the front side has 2 hinged doors which are supposed to open up
  23. back

  24. mini village

    From the album Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!

    the model of Winter River that Adam Maitland built- I painted Monopoly pieces!