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About mellifera

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  • Dollhouse Building Experience Two
  • Dollhouse Preference I like them both
  • Online Community Building Projects Yes
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  • Real Name Melissa
  • Country United States

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  1. Removing Wallpaper from MDF?

    Thanks you everyone. And thanks Jodi! I feel much more confident using a water solution knowing that the walls were primed.  
  2. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    There are some interesting auctions on the Shopgoodwill website atm: Roper stove and monitor top fridge: Beacon Hill (pickup only, Sacaramento) Westville:  
  3. I recently picked up a Contemporary Ranch at a great price (thanks Jodi!) and am planning on decorating it in midcentury modern style. My first step is to remove the wallpaper, but my usual method of spraying a water/vinegar mix seems likely to damage the mdf. Is my best bet to peel off the surface layer and use a thin layer of spackle to even out/add texture? Or is there another method I'm overlooking? Thanks!
  4. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    If you're in northeast Indiana, the Goodwill has an already-built but not decorated Duracraft Madison at $6.00 atm. It's one of my favorite houses.
  5. Creatin' Contest 2017

    I like this design a lot. I can imagine bashing two together to make a butterfly roof, and decorating it mid-century Palm Springs style. 
  6. Steampunk bathroom

  7. Working with MDF

    I used a combo of wood glue and tacky glue to make my daughter's mdf dollhouse. It's gotten some hard use over the last year, and is still going strong. I had to glue some trim back on after one of the boys tripped over the house, but I've found dd sitting on top of the house several times with no resulting damage. 
  8. What's everyone working on?

    The kids and I are working on a Shadybrook cabin, decorating it to look like the Ingalls' house in "Little House in the Big Woods." They are excited to get out the fimo and make the winter stores of foods as described in the book--pumpkins, onion braids, cheeses, peppers, sausages, etc.  Yesterday I picked up a Fairfield kit for $25, and I have plans to finally start the little Hogwarts to go with our 2.5 inch HP figurines. I haven't told the kids about that yet--I'm afraid they will want to abandon the cabin so I will start Hogwarts. Frankly, I'm a bit tempted, but I've decided that we need to finish the cabin first. 
  9. Hello to you all

    Welcome to the forum! I have never electrified a house, so I am no help there, but there are lots of experts here who have done very nice electrical work. Try doing a search for lighting or wiring--there are lots of discussions about wiring, and some have links to tutorials. 
  10. Scratch built fireplace

  11. Hello From Tennessee

    Welcome! I recently built the Duracraft Madison for my daughter, and I thought it seemed huge too. When I tackle a large dollhouse, it will have to be half-scale! The Madison is in the living room right now, but it's right at home with the play kitchen, baskets of toys, etc. My interior decorating has changed a bit since having kids.  After you have five posts, you can start a photo album and share your progress on your minis. It's nice to have feedback online--I don't know any mini enthusiasts irl, and I think my family finds my hobby a bit odd. lol
  12. Hello From Kansas

    Welcome to the forum! I recently built a dollhouse for my 2.5 y/o, and I left out the doors and windows---I figure we can install them together when she's a bit older. It's actually her older brothers I'm more worried about. The other day I looked into the dollhouse to find one of her dolls lying on the floor, surrounded by toy soldiers!  I found a good deal on Plan Toys dollhouse furniture, and I'm waiting for it to arrive. It's not the most realistic furniture out there, but it is very sturdy. 
  13. Back/Side Clara's Madison

    A couple of people have mentioned the Alexandria now. I'll have to check that one out. I like the houses that are more than one room deep.   
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    I can hear the milk frothing in the background. The realism is stunning. 
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    Wow! I love it.