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This is a blog about my passion: dollhouses and miniatures. This particular blog was started to follow my miniature dream: to create a Victorian Mansion. But work on my Mansion is slow. Very slow. Sloth slow. Ice Age glacier movement slow. Why? Because I am easily distracted by other personal miniature projects (I have 50+ roomboxes and 15 dollhouses in various stages of incompletion) and because I work for a miniature shop and am often up to my elbows in miniature projects that aren't mine! So, I thought, some artists work in a particular medium (woods, watercolors, clay, oils, etc.), I work in progress . . . .

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Real Good Toy's Harborside Mansion Update

Between snow, ice, and sickness that was shared amongst various family members, I am woefully behind schedule on the dollhouses! But I am working on turning that around now that (as of today) all the children are back at school (still sniffling and coughing, but no longer running a fever!).
Today was spent working out the baseboards in the attic room(s). Due to the slant of the roof, a piece of triangular trim wood had to be inserted into the space first. Then baseboard could be glued to that. Here's how the girl's bedroom looks with the baseboard cut to fit but not glued in yet:
While waiting for floors to be cut I am dry fitting the baseboard around fireplaces in the bedroom and living room (customer will return next week with kitchen cabinets so that I may cut the baseboards around them so they fit flush to the wall):
Customer has asked for a ledge/shelf or window seat to be installed in the bathroom. This is our rough mock-up of a ledge that should work for her - fits in the space and it is high enough to accomodate the baseboard!
Customer is coming back next week (Saturday) to pick up the house. So early next week will be spent installing the floors and late next week will be finishing up the trim work (baseboards, crown molding, window and door trims, and chair rails where appropriate)!
Then it's on to a little green house for wallpapering, a pink house for cleaning, and a blue Holly Hobby house for wallpapers and some construction alterations (putting on a back roof with hinge and chimney)! Plus, there is always my friend's/customer's Real Good Toy's kit (Contemporary Ranch) that I'm working on - the glass wall in it will be so much fun to make!

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