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  • Birthday 05/27/67

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  • Gender Male
  • Location New Orleans, LA

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  • Dollhouse Building Experience Five or more
  • Dollhouse Preference The Traditional Greenleaf
  • Online Community Building Projects Yes
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  • Real Name Matt
  • Country United States

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  1. Favorite power tools?

    I'll jump in here.  Unless I missed it, no one mention the Dremel Trio.  I LOVE mine.  It does so many tasks!  
  2. 2017-04-19_22.08.05.jpg

    Check the first or 2nd picture in this gallery.  It has my color scheme for the house.
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    It is just a roll of steel wool and a quart of vinegar.  I let it soak for a week.  The steel wool dissolves in the vinegar.  I thinned it some with water during the dying process.  I did a test of a couple of shingles for color.  It only took about 5 - 7 minutes total to get them this color.  Anything longer and they would have turned completely black.
  4. 2017-04-19_22.07.43.jpg

    I found this on eBay.  They were made in the 70s.  I have two more of their kits, the San Francisco.  It is basically the Cape May, but no large wing with the two dormers.  I thought I would bash them together!
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    From the album Model Homes Cape May Victorian

    FIrst coat of color is on the outside!
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  9. What's everyone working on?

    I've been concentrating on the Cape May the past week.  I finally got the shingles dyed and started work on the roof.  But I realized I needed to get the main house color painted on before I could shingle next to the tower, dormers, etc.  So I finished the first coat of paint on the house!  I am really pleased with the color and am anxious to see with the trim colors!
  10. 2017-03-22-21.33.06.jpg

    From the album Model Homes Cape May Victorian

    Shingles are dyed!  I used steel wool in vinegar for the dye solution.
  11. Shadows on the Teche Replica

    Nope, I have San Francisco and Parlange plantation paintings.  This house was built off plans by Dollhouse Domiciles from the 70s.  Here is one that is listed for sale on eBay.
  12. Newbie help

    Have you looked on eBay for some contemporary lighting?  I have seen some great modern chandeliers, table lamps, floor lamps, and wall sconces.  Many are reasonably priced.  Do a search such as "modern chandler" in the dollhouse section! Good luck!  I am looking forward to pictures as you progress!
  13. Who occupies your houses?

    This is so true Holly!  I think before I never listened.  The Cape May seems to be screaming at me sometimes.  HA!