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  1. Hello Everyone! I recently acquired not 1, but 2, Magnolia Dollhouse kits from Corona Concepts. My parents found the boxes tucked in the back of a closet when they moved into a new apartment. When they pulled the boxes out and realized what they were, I got really excited, because I love building dollhouses, and the Magnolia was one that I always toyed with buying. It was like Christmas in July! However, it looks like I’m missing pieces, that I will either need to build myself or reorder. I already know that I’m missing 24 of the 32 window sashes that I need. Let the building challenge begin! 
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    From the album Downsizing the Magnolia

    Enclosed the porch of half a Magnolia to create space for bathroom.  The porch roof is removable for access to bathroom.
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    From the album Downsizing the Magnolia

    Creating smaller footprint house out of half of 1:12 scale Magnolia.  Using bits and pieces of wood from my stash to make modifications.  Creating a bathroom on a portion of the porch.  Will hinge the porch roof for access to room.
  4. New Member!

    Hello. My name is Jaimie; I received a Magnolia for Christmas! Many moons ago I painted,shingled and decorated a wood finished dollhouse but this is taking it to a whole new level. I'm excited; looking forward to scanning the forums to see what tips I can get. Thanks, all!
  5. Magnolia Hinges

    From the album Eternity Point

    Finally sanded the recesses for the hinges on the front balcony doors. Then had a nerve-wracking 25 minutes trying to assemble everything with epoxy glue, poking holes to insert the screws and make sure everything is positioned correctly to dry properly. The glue said 30 minutes' working time - ha, they lied! Airconditioning made it dry out much quicker, by the end I had glue all over my fingers, I was in such a hurry to get everything done. A pity the chocolate box holding the wall stable is empty.....

    © Lene Pieters 2014

  6. Double Hung Sash Windows

    From the album Eternity Point

    This is a mock-up of the positioning. Did I do it right? Am a bit nervous gluing this lot together.

    © Lene Pieters

  7. Parquet Floor Living Room

    From the album Eternity Point

    Living room floor, ready to be glued in after I paint the walls.

    © Lene Pieters

  8. Parquet Floor Foyer

    From the album Eternity Point

    Had to create a pattern for the foyer section (and cut it from a second sheet of flooring paper because the Maggie has such a big living room area). See how the foyer extends slightly beyond the stairs to the left - in line with the door trim (which still needs to be mounted).

    © Lene Pieters

  9. Infill interior view

    From the album Eternity Point

    I also cut the doorway into the lighthouse panel. To the right of the doorway, is the next panel's angled join and to the right of THAT, is the new triangular piece of wood to fill in the gap in the front wall. Now I can start gluing, spackling and painting the extension pieces to the Maggie. The lighthouse is going to remain a separate piece to make it easy to move it around.

    © Lene Pieters

  10. Infill outside view

    From the album Eternity Point

    I cut the long triangular section to extend the front wall at the same angle towards the LH sloped wall. Then I cut a small triangle to rest on top of it, extending the porch floor into that new corner.

    © Lene Pieters

  11. Maggie Green Front

    From the album Eternity Point

    These are the outside paint colours: Blue Mist, but it is actually a sea green, on the walls and Midnight Green on the decks. Inspired by Deb's gorgeous Magnolia in all the gray/greens.

    © Lene Pieters

  12. Kitchen Floor

    From the album Eternity Point

    I reduced the green mosaic paper by to one quarter size. The scale looks much better. I've cut out large rectangle floor tiles, it adds some interest to the mosaics. If I join them directly, some pieces won't have "grout" in between and it just looks silly. The white furniture isn't final - the fridge is too high to fit anywhere due to the sloping roof. Maybe an ice box is a better idea. I like the green Aga stove, possibly with oak furniture. The front of the room will be the dining area.

    © Lene Pieters

  13. Maggie Upstairs Mosaic paper

    From the album Eternity Point

    This fits the entire upstairs kitchen/dining area, but I'm not sure if the scale is too big. Comments?

    © Lene Pieters

  14. Maggie Downstairs Paper

    From the album Eternity Point

    This is the proposed wallpaper for the downstairs coffee shop, book shop and hobby shop. Still debating whether to use the same paper all over. The floor paper isn't large enough and will have to be joined somehow - suggestions are welcome!

    © Lene Pieters

  15. Front View

    From the album Eternity Point

    The dry-fit to show the new footprint.

    © Lene Pieters

  16. Front Facade

    From the album Eternity Point

    The new join of the front facade. The porch roof will be finalised at a later stage, but for now, the only changes were to cut a sliver off the second floor roof to accommodate the sloping lighthouse walls.

    © Lene Pieters

  17. Interior New Door

    From the album Eternity Point

    The new interior view. I used the lighthouse door frame to show where the new connecting door will be cut into the lighthouse wall. It is on a sloped wall - this should be interesting to paint/wallpaper! To the right of the door, is an open sliver that will be filled with extra wood to close the room off.

    © Lene Pieters

  18. Bay Window Cutout

    From the album Eternity Point

    The new join showing the center bay wall with a diagonal section cut out to fit flush against the lighthouse wall. The left bay window wall has disappeared. I am going to glue back the window pane sections to make this a solid wall instead of a window. The second floor balcony will not connect with the lighthouse. What a lot of measuring, cutting, filing, carving and sanding to get all the angles right!

    © Lene Pieters

  19. Floor Cutout

    From the album Eternity Point

    The first floor had a sliver cut out (one sixteenth less than a full inch) to allow the bottom of the lighthouse to slide into the Magnolia. This brings the second floor in line with the lighthouse wall, so no need to fill in anything.

    © Lene Pieters

  20. Footprint

    From the album Eternity Point

    The footprint (floors only)

    © Lene Pieters