minikelli

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  1. Stenciled ceiling w/plaster

    Funny, I've been working on this house the last few days and how much my thought process has both stayed the same in wanting to try new to me techniques -- but also how some of what I tried I just didn't like, like this ceiling...  
  2. Stenciled ceiling w/plaster

    From the album MacKenzie Childs inspired house

    Fresh from being stenciled -- in this case used temporary adhesive on the stencil and then applied a Plaster of Paris mix to the ceiling. This was taken right after applying the plaster, and I still need to do the part right around the stair opening. This was definitely again, a learning experience -- but I've really been liking trying the new techniques!
  3. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    A Heather by G.E.L., I don't get to see these come up too often anymore:  https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/for/d/the-heather-wooden-build-it-yourself/6836762363.html
  4. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    Hi all, been too long since I popped into to gab dollhouses! While scouring CL for a friend for minis, I've found a few here and there I thought some here may be interested in... First, CA folks -- this one's free:  https://slo.craigslist.org/bab/d/los-osos-doll-house/6849706839.html Second one isn't a great price, and the spider decor did nothing for me -- but the house looks familiar to me, and could really be made into something special: https://sandiego.craigslist.org/esd/art/d/la-mesa-victorian-dollhouse/6832649255.html Alright next up is an oldie but goodie, and not a bad price:  https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/atq/d/mission-viejo-vintage-wood-dollhouse/6854223980.html Not houses per se, but still interesting:  https://ventura.craigslist.org/clt/d/ventura-glass-displays-for-collectibles/6842911420.html
  5. Incomplete Dura Craft Bayberry Cottage BY 197

    Bill, there is actually a seller on eBay their seller name is Austinnoggles or something along those lines and they offer a number of replacement Dura Craft parts, if they don't already offer what you need they're typically really good at making pieces to help you out.
  6. Help near Phila

    Not certain if this will work, but if there is anyone that lives near Malvern PA I'm looking at purchasing something -- but need someone near there that can pick it up for me and take it to FedEx for shipping. I just want furniture in a dollhouse, and whomever would pick it up is free to have the house as my gift for picking it up. It looks like a Model Homes house with a Model Homes addition on it, just not what I myself am interested in. If this isn't allowed my apologies right off!
  7. What's everyone working on?

    Between dealing with "mistake billing" by one doctor's office and still making appointments with specialists... haven't gotten the chance to do much. Thankfully still have my little A Frame I've been working on finishing up and have set myself the goal of finishing at least one thing a day on it as well as straightening out my shop space. My pup(profile pic) LOVES being a "Shop Yote" as the family in general calls her. lol However, when realizing that due to the resin getting under my base of my cord wood floor, I thought I may be able to plane down the resin and get it level enough to still work with... that didn't go so well as there was someone whom considered himself more of an "expert" and decided he'd take the floor out of my hands and show me how I should just hold it up to the sanding belt. Want to guess how much of the base of that floor was taken off?!? I literally wanted to either cry or rage -- wasn't too certain which direction it was going to go... Anyways, kept my cool and managed to leave the shop and person responsible for making me see a whole different level of work on that floor w/o any fixing of the initial problem. After lots of researching and YouTube video watching on how to polish resin and get the cloudiness to disappear I attempted what I could and still couldn't get it completely clear to just show the black paint I tried putting on the underside to cover the spots that had been sanded down that shouldn't have been. Turned out looking a very splotchy scratched up grey amongst the black of the rest of the floor, so unfortunately after several weeks of planning that floor out and working on it -- I'm having to make a completely new second level floor. To say the least, my relaxation of working on my minis hasn't been so relaxing of late! However, definite bright side here -- I can look at it as practice and my pup has been thoroughly enjoying her increased time out in the shop. Hope everyone elses' mini making has been more relaxing and not so stressful as mine the last few days!  :)
  8. Houseworks Ltd Windows ISO

    Christine, I may actually have a few of those. It's late here and we've been having more of the wilder wild animals around the house of late during the night, so won't be able to check until tomorrow. If I find the 5028's I'm more than glad to message you and let you know what I have.   
  9. New Member with an ACP Victorian

    Welcome Christine! I have an ACP 1:24 scale Queen Anne as well as their 1:12 Ol' Mercantile, can't wait to see pics of your house!   
  10. HOM kits for sale

    Alright, continuing on with what's still available if anyone else is interested: Chippendale Corner Chair kit no. 40037 Chippendale Day Bed kit no. 40043 Chippendale Sofa kit no. 40015 Queen Anne Fire Screen kit no. 40021 Hepplewhite Side Table kit no. 40004
  11. HOM kits for sale

    When Sable mentioned her club was looking for some of these the other day it got me to thinking I do have lots of these in duplicate. So, I went ahead and pulled out 20 or so kits that are still in their original plastic wrap and have never been opened. Since her club has been incredibly blessed and gotten themselves taken care of on the kits, I thought I would offer these here, and if there's a kit someone is looking for that I don't have listed -- don't hesitate to PM me I may just have it.  Figure it's always good to share with fellow Greenleafer's when we can! Chippendale Corner Chair kit no. 40037 Chippendale Day Bed kit no. 40043 Chippendale Night Stand kit no. 40013 Chippendale 3 Drawer Chest kit no. 40011 Chippendale Sofa kit no. 40015 Chippendale Desk kit no. 40017(box is dented in but plastic wrap is in tact) Chippendale Chest of Drawers kit no. 40066 Queen Anne Table kit no. 40038 Queen Anne Candle Stand kit no. 40013 Queen Anne Fire Screen kit no. 40021 Queen Anne Side Chair(makes 2 chairs) kit no. 40082 Queen Anne Swinging Cradle kit no. 40063 Hepplewhite Grandmother Clock kit no. 40076 Hepplewhite Candlestands(makes 2 candlestands one oval top, one Octagonal top) kit no. 40047 Hepplewhite Side Table kit no. 40004 -- have two of these available Hepplewhite 3 Piece Dining Room Table kit no. 40006 Closed Cabinet Top kit no. 40001 -- have two of these available Hutch Cabinet kit no. 40003
  12. HOM kits for sale

    Alright, have already had a few spoken for so will just put updated list of what's still available here: Chippendale Corner Chair kit no. 40037 Chippendale Day Bed kit no. 40043 Chippendale 3 Drawer Chest kit no. 40011 Chippendale Sofa kit no. 40015 Chippendale Desk kit no. 40017(box is dented in but plastic wrap is in tact) Chippendale Chest of Drawers kit no. 40066 Queen Anne Table kit no. 40038 Queen Anne Candle Stand kit no. 40013 Queen Anne Fire Screen kit no. 40021 Queen Anne Side Chair(makes 2 chairs) kit no. 40082 Hepplewhite Side Table kit no. 40004 Hepplewhite 3 Piece Dining Room Table kit no. 40006
  13. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    No, you have to click on "listing" in blue at the top to see the link for the hot tub and deck kit he got.  :)
  14. SF555

    I have this one in a box waiting patiently under my work bench in the shop! Have to get the 12 or so projects I've currently got going pared down(read some finished and moved on) so I can get to the ones waiting.  Going to look forward going through this album, as I truly have always loved the look of this build!
  15. Seams...

    From the album Half Scale A Frame

    Showing that I've covered the small gap I caught in an earlier picture. Managed this with an incredibly similar colored bamboo thread. No more white showing!
  16. Seams...

    Scrapbook paper, and went up really well. :)
  17. Spiral stairs, vertical!

    From the album Half Scale A Frame

    This is just upright enough to give me an idea of where I need to cut the resin and existing second floor to fit the stairs in properly(I hope!)
  18. Spiral stairs, vertical!

    Thanks guys! Y'all have me blushing! lol
  19. Various woods

    From the album Half Scale A Frame

    Once I am done with this build, I can't help but think I'll sit back and have to take a few to really try and figure up how many types of wood and sources of such that I've used in this, as well as the various finishes. I love how it's all looking together though!
  20. Various woods

    Ah, thank you! Don't know if I'd go so far as that, but I am having fun with this one.   
  21. Resin floor

    From the album Half Scale A Frame

    First time doing a cord wood floor, and first time with resin. The resin was definitely a learning experience, but I can easily see myself working with this more...
  22. What's everyone working on?

    That's similar to what I was dealing with, but at least the pics did upload and finally showed that they did. lol
  23. What's everyone working on?

    I finally managed to upload pics of one of my current builds -- and my apologies to all, as I and site were having a few issues. Right now all of my pics for the Half Scale A Frame album are in triplicate I believe, but I promise I have asked Emily to help me by deleting the duplicates! Anyways, that will show where I'm at/going with my first half scale build. I decided to tackle that right before I found my Queen Anne Row House. Have been using this little cabin as a learning experience both in trying out new to me finishes and aging techniques, as well as just making sure I'm getting dimensions and such right for this scale... it has definitely proven interesting every step of the way! lol
  24. First floor ceiling

    From the album Half Scale A Frame

    Quick picture to show original stair hole opening, decided what came with the kit didn't really fit my vision. Working to make a new opening that will fit with my new stairs I'm making...
  25. Shadow play

    From the album Half Scale A Frame

    Just really liked how the shadows were falling over the floors here.