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  • Gender Female
  • Location Relocated to the coast....
  • Interests Taking over the world - one mini at a time.......

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  • Dollhouse Building Experience Five or more
  • Dollhouse Preference I like them both
  • Online Community Building Projects Yes
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  • Real Name Chris
  • Country United States

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  1. I bought a trailer!

    So good to hear, Kelly. I am glad things are looking up and I love to see that enthusiasm in your post. You go!
  2. Henry Kupjack died last night at age 67. His talent will be greatly missed.
  3. I am using matboard as templates for some of the rooms I am wallpapering. The sturdy base helps prevent curling, occasionally I have a slight warp. I use rubber cement to glue the matboard in place and it works great. 
  4. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    Well, I have no volunteers for the dollhouse kit, but a lot of people willing to drive a truck across the state line...... hahaha.  No worries though right now, I won't be going for this one this time around. We might consider a storage unit in Slidell - that way no one will know.
  5. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    If I buy this it will be your fault, Matt..... And if I die before you, you will inherit all my dollhouse stuff. My family decided two years ago I had too much. So: Tag! You're it...... LOL
  6. Stained Floors, Wallpaper and the Bespaq

    No, I liked the original upholstery - my problem is the red mahogany Bespaq seems so fond of. It completely covers the grain, it is lacquered to the extreme and the color is just off. 
  7. The "For Sale" picture.

    From the album Colonial Room Box

  8. The second "For Sale" picture

    From the album Colonial Room Box

  9. From the album Colonial Room Box

    The daybed was that ugly red mahogany, so I stripped it and restained it. While it is possible to do, I will think long and hard before I do that again. It took me several days to get the original finish off. 
  10. Modified Fireplace

    From the album Colonial Room Box

    The fireplace was too small for the dimensions of the room. The windows are very big, so currently I am working on the door (not in the picture) to make it higher and instead of using the original door, I'm making French doors.
  11. Happy Christmas

    Have a happy Christmas all of you! I wish you joy and wonders for the coming year and all the good things that can happen!
  12. Bargain Idea for Workbench Light

    Thought I post the links: LEDs Adapter Flat bar - sorry, got the price wrong. It's $18  
  13. Inheriting an incomplete house

    Robert, I just went through a major 'organizing; phase and here is what helped me with the miniatures: Bins, plenty of bins. Sort furniture and accessories by room: living room in one, bathroom in the next, and so on. next for building parts, then electrical, glues, etc - stackable bins with lids - I found cheap ones at Home Depot. Get clear ones so you can see what's in them. Once you have the majority of it together, set it up so you know where everything is, get your tools ready, get a comfy chair (lots of sitting....) and a nice work table and go for it. None of it is miracle work, on occasion it only takes creative problem solving - and you have plenty of skilled people here who are happy to help.  When you have your inventory sorted let us know. We have incredibly talented interior designers here, carpentry specialists and Jacks of all trades. We know where to buy, how to do and who to ask.  Having been through the same as you are going through right now, try taking it one day at a time. It's been over a year now and there are things us kids cannot touch yet, and other times where we have to stop my dad from throwing out everything without looking through. It might not feel like it right now, but you will get used to it. My thoughts are with you. Chris
  14. Inheriting an incomplete house

    Welcome, Robert. As none of know which houses you have, as well as not knowing what kind of progress has been made on them, it is somewhat difficult to give you good advice. Also, it would help to know what exactly you plan on doing. Finishing is one thing, the question here is "how": Are they wallpapered? Do you want wood floors? What time period should the interior be? Do you have furniture already? Do you know which room is going to be what?   Are they wired already? Do you want them wired? Do you want to go with battery lights? The options to finish a house are almost endless.  You might want to think about either starting an online album here (you need 5 posts to do so) or post links to an online album. It helps us to see where you are at and help you working on it. Do you need to buy a small one for 'training'? I personally don't think so, but that is a matter of preference.
  15. Hello Everyone, thought I share what I got myself for Christmas. I was looking for a workbench light and they were all way too expensive. SO I went online googled a bit and found a tutorial for an Arch Light - total cost: $30. I went to HD and bought an aluminium bar for $8, ordered LEDs and an adapter for $22. I had 2 metal angle thingies and attached them with some bolts and used 2 clamps. And it is bright....... no shadows on the work pieces.