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  1. This is my new rehab project

    Ok I need some help giving an ID to this beauty. My Aunt built it for my cousin many moons ago and now she has a home with me. It is a very special project to me. I am looking to ID her so I can take my next steps when ordering some stuff. 
  2. Fairfield Rehab

    Today I brought home a very used Fairfield that is in need of a lot of TLC. Would love tips on 1. Possible disassembly to make decorating easier/ suggestions on opening up the tower room...or not. I wanted to reconfigure the staircase but that looks impossible- although I’ve seen it done with this model, hence why I’m asking about disassembly. Also wondering what tools are best for cutting into wood cleanly, assembled or otherwise. 2. Electricity: I have a tape wiring kit but have never done it. House has been cleaned and sanded. Figuring out swatches for exterior paint right now. I have a basic outline broken down chronologically and room by room. My goal is to have electricity working and the exterior painted by mid October 2019. After that I will focus on one room at a time.  Thanks for your help! I look forward to getting to know you all. 
  3. My First Dollhouse - ID?

    Hi all! I have recently acquired my first dollhouse, which is also going to be a fairly involved renovation. I'm almost certain the maker is Real Good Toys, but I can't find anything about it online. According to the parts list that came with it when I bought it, it's called Fox Hollow. Anyone know if that's right, or anything more about it? Thanks!    
  4. Hello from Orlando, FL

    Hello, everyone! My name is Erika and I'm a miniaturist living in Orlando, FL. I've been making miniatures for about two years now (I specialize in food and home/holiday decor), but I just acquired my first dollhouse (a fixer upper) and thought this would be the perfect place to learn and share throughout the process of rehabbing it. When I'm able to post photos, I may need the benefit of your collective wisdom to help me identify the house. I purchased it off Facebook marketplace from someone who didn't really know anything about it. Based on the instructions and printed materials that came with it, I'm estimating that it's from the 1970s. It appears to be a Real Good Toys model called Fox Hollow, but my research on that name didn't turn up much of anything useful. Anyhow, it needs quite a bit of work, but I'm really excited about the prospect. I'm planning to start my renovations on the exterior before moving inside. It needs repainting - especially the porch, which is blue and not really the look I'm going for - and the clapboard siding is warped in several places, so I'm not sure if I'm going to replace it all or just try to fix the sections that are damaged. I've been reading quite a bit here in the forums over the past week or so and am looking forward to learning more from all of you! Best, Erika
  5. Hello all! I picked up this "less than beautiful" dollhouse for $65 and am redoing it. Any suggestions on what to do design wise? Craft wise? Technique wise? This is my first dollhouse and I want to make the effort as painless as possible!  P.S, if anyone knows what the name/manufacturer of this dollhouse is, that'd be great! I believe it's a kit, because it has pegs/holes for many of the pieces that go together.   
  6. VictorianSetteebeforeandafter.jpg

    From the album Mini Furniture Rehabs & Builds

    Inspired by @AndreaJane and her fab sofa rehab. I finally got around to rehabbing one of my Victorian Settees.  Here's the before and after. Much better! It no longer looks like it belongs upstairs at the Stagecoach Saloon...   
  7. French Sofa

    From the album Mini Furniture Rehabs & Builds

    Inspired by @AndreaJane and her fab sofa rehab. I finally got around to rehabbing one of my Victorian Settees.  Goodbye Victorian Settee... Hello French Sofa...  
  8. duracraft farmhouse 505

    From the album Doll houses

    Here is the front of my Duracraft Farmhouse 505. I purchased it through a local online buy-sell-trade group, fully furnished for $60! What a find! I'm so excited to redecorate it!
  9. Progress.

    So much progress in just a few short weeks. I'm really starting to feel good about this!