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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 . . . .

Friday, January 15, 2016

Porch Repair

This Celerity manufactured "Old Homestead" project has been hanging around at work -- a quick and easy porch and shingle repair for a customer.  The dollhouse belongs to her 107 year old mother but it was damaged in moving.  We just did a little repair and it's good to go!

House had several broken or missing shingles, the front porch was completely broken off, most railings were broken to bits, the front door was broken off it's hinge, and some trim pieces were snapped off:
The front porch was so cute!  I am really glad we were able to salvage it....
Porch BEFORE was in sorry shape

Several shingles on the first row were broken or missing; we replaced them

Eaves BEFORE: so many shingles were missing chunks like this one
Eaves AFTER: All fixed
Side BEFORE: A few broken shingles on the first row
Side AFTER: Shingles are all trimmed up
Waiting for customer to pick up this project and then we're on to the next!

1 comment:

  1. Hello Lori,
    Great work fixing this lovely house. I'm sure she will be so happy!
    Big hug