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  • Gender Female
  • Location Portugal
  • Interests Houses built: Fairfield 1:24

    Working on: Beacon Hill 1:12, Chantilly 1:24

    Possible future builds: Duracraft Heritage, RGT Lincoln Springfield

    Favorite Greenleaf&Corona Kits: Beacon Hill, Fairfield, Willowcrest, Lily, Westville, Rosedale

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  • Dollhouse Building Experience One
  • Dollhouse Preference I like them both
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  • Real Name Ashley
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  1. Chantilly-wip2.jpg

    They are really wonderful to work with, lasercut plywood is super easy to assemble and requires very little sanding. The only downside is sometimes it can be hard to hide the "burnt" markings around the edges on stained parts. Other than that these are probably faster builds, I've spent so much time sanding on the Beacon Hill this feels like a breeze  
  2. Chantilly-wip3.jpg

    That area is like a small storage room, I have boarded up the interior walls to look nice and there is a trapdoor in that area to access the rooftop, I am thinking about hinging it so it can open and close. I've tried hiding the electrical strip there, on the right side under the roof but it was still visible.. covering it up wouldn't be a bad idea, I've been thinking about doing a fake wall there perhaps. I will start shingling soon, I will leave that area for last just in case.
  3. Chantilly-livingroom-wip.jpg

    Thank you, I wanted to cover up the tabs in the staircase and got a bit carried away hehe. I don't plan on darkening the room too much, the floor will be close to this color, the front door I might make darker just for contrast.
  4. Chantilly-wip4.jpg

    Yes I imagine it took a while for plumbing to reach the countryside. Some houses had underground waste deposits that had to be pumped every now and then, I imagine an outhouse would be a better option to avoid some unpleasant overflow of waste water. I see what you mean, the problem is the corridor would be extremely narrow, it's a struggle to try to divide this space with that front window. I'm not fond of the stairs ending inside a room so large, hence why I'm not sure what to do with this area. I've seen some people use this as a bedroom, but the lack of 'privacy' feels a bit odd. The shape of the ceiling doesn't help, I want to do a cottage style wood ceiling and I feel like the wall would cut the 'flow' of the back wall, if that makes any sense. 
  5. Chantilly-livingroom-wip.jpg

    Initialy was thinking about doing wood crown mouldings and frames, but when I tested them the cream color looked nicer with the wallpaper. Maybe I need to test some floor stains to have an idea how it will look with wood baseboards. I have 2 blue colors at the moment, I used both on the Fairfield: one on the front door and the other on the siding, the blue I used on that front door is close to the blue in this wallpaper. I can also make try any mix from regular acrylic paints I have around.
  6. Chantilly-livingroom-wip.jpg

    Yes, it's the 1870s Honeysuckle & Tulip design printed by Itsy Bitsy for 1:24 scale, white and blue on a brown background. I'm inclined to do a dark wood frontdoor, perhaps wenge, would look nice with either cream or walnut frames. I'll leave the doorway to the kitchen open.
  7. Chantilly-wip4.jpg

    Haha I had that thought as well, it would indeed be a good hiding spot. I'm trying to set this house between 1840-1880, flushing toilets were becoming popular but still into the early XX century some houses didn't have a bathroom. This house isn't very luxurious anyway, more like a cottage  
  8. Chantilly-wip4.jpg

    From the album ~ Chantilly ~

    I am pondering if I should modify the second floor to add a small bathroom (I've placed a board on the spot), thoughts? It would be a very tiny room, looking from here I'm afraid it will end up breaking the 'aesthetic' of the house, but on the other hand I'm not sure what to do with such a large room. Or should I simply do a period house with no bathroom? Add a bathing tub to the bedroom perhaps... I'm so used to seeing houses with one, but I can't say it's one of my favorite rooms..
  9. Chantilly-livingroom-wip.jpg

    From the album ~ Chantilly ~

    Added the stairs and testing the ceiling template. Still needs some work, the light is terrible quality but the center area is embossed with a metalic copper finish imitating a "tin" effect. I thought it would be a nice combo with the walnut stain on the stairs. I'm thinking about doing baseboards in the same stain color as the stairs, would the door and window frames look better in the same color or cream (as in the kitchen)? And I need sugestions for the color of the front door... light or dark wood? Or maybe a color, like blue? I want something that will contrast with both the exterior trims and the interior, it's a paladian style double door. 
  10. Chantilly-wip3.jpg

    One problem I have with this scale is sometimes the electric components are too large to hide inside things... it would be so easy to hide it inside a 1:12 trunk, but all these ideas are making me feel inspired to try diferent things. I saw this small coop and thought something like that would look super cute with miniature animals around, or a small shed with gardening supplies. 
  11. Chantilly-wip3.jpg

    I like the idea, and that house is super cute! I am impressed with the creative ways people found to hide circuits. I guess for now I'll keep working on the interiors and see if I can add something later on. Thanks very much for the sugestions!
  12. Chantilly-wip3.jpg

    That's a good idea too, but the size will be more like a casket than a trunk, haha. I could maybe add a small switch outside to turn it on and off, the worst part will be hiding the wire that will connect to the transformer all the way down the house... I'm glad I haven't glued the back walls yet, I can add a grove behind them if necessary.
  13. Chantilly-wip3.jpg

    I thought about adding a foundation, but I like the house as it is... my other two houses have a porch with stairs, this is diferent from what I'm used to. I also have a display cover already prepared for it, it's going to a miniature fair next fall, changing the house height at this point will be troublesome. Landscaping would be a nice idea, I'm thinking I could perhaps make a platform and add the cover on top of that, the wiring would be underneath the structure. I don't know if I will be able to finish the house and the landscape in time for the show, but it's something to consider. I've also thought about adding a strip of tapewire under the house, problem is the plywood is so thin I think any brads or nails would stick through... I'm going to search a bit to see if I can find a smaller wiring strip, if not I'll probably have to come up with an alternative... an external 'box' would probably look a bit silly but might be a temporary solution for this issue.
  14. Pull Down Ladder

    Love the stairs, they look really sturdy too!
  15. Hand made Kitchen

    Love the cabinets and the doorframes, beautiful decoration!