After 27 years--the dollhouse is finished!

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About 27 years ago, I bought a Real Good Toys dollhouse kit and intended to build it for my young daughters. Well, this working mom at the time never got around to it, but this now retired grandma of 2 granddaughters finally found herself with plenty of time on her hands. I started to build the dollhouse in January of 2015 and finally finished it last week. For those of you feeling discouraged, don't give up. There's a good chance it will all turn out in the end.

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It's beautiful! :)

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I love your perseverence and the jewel-tone colors you chose. It's luscious!

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That is a massive house! No wonder it took so long. Be pleased with yourself for a such a beautiful legacy.

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I second those gorgeous colors!  What a good grandma you are.

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Fantastic job! Hard to believe it is your first doll house! 

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Thanks so much! It is indeed a big house--4 1/2 feet wide, but luckily it fits through doorways! 

I used the Behr paint website to figure out exterior and interior colors--starting with the blue (Mesmerize) and choosing the suggested coordinating colors.

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Exactly my circumstance with y Pierce dollhouse kit purchased in 1988. I am still a long way from finished but you have inspired me to keep at it. Great job!

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Congratulations! What a great project! :D 

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On 11/26/2016, 5:12:40, 25yearsinthemaking said:

About 27 years ago, I bought a Real Good Toys dollhouse kit and intended to build it for my young daughters. Well, this working mom at the time never got around to it, but this now retired grandma of 2 granddaughters finally found herself with plenty of time on her hands. I started to build the dollhouse in January of 2015 and finally finished it last week. For those of you feeling discouraged, don't give up. There's a good chance it will all turn out in the end.

dollhouseexterior.jpg

dollhouseinterior.jpg

Oh my gosh. That is exactly my story. My son and I went to a doll house making class for a few weeks 27 years ago.  Got the house built. Not sure what style you would call it. He got sick and passed away. Now I'm getting ready to finish with the help of my two grand daughters. Yours is beautiful. I am looking for an easy way to do roofing. 

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29 minutes ago, UK Sharon said:

...I am looking for an easy way to do roofing. 

I am looking forward to reading your introduction in the Newcomers' Forum.  Meanwhile, there's the Greenleaf wood shingles:

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There's coarse sandpaper/ glasspaper:

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There's colored construction paper (you might want to seal & paint it):

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And there's corrugated cardboard with one layer peeled off (It helps to dampen it to separate a layer):

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