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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, August 18, 2017

Yellow Glenwood

Been working on this customer's house for a few months (in between other customer projects) and it's now finished!  This Real Good Toys Glenwood was originally brought to us for porch railing repair and roof shingling.  Customer added on porch painting, interior finishing, and window trim installation once work was underway.  Before and After photos:
Before: little lady looks nice
After: little lady looks stunning!
Please admire the bay roof: my shingle-lady (aka Mom) spent a lot of time and did a fantastic job on it!  Her patience for shingling far exceeds mine!
She matched up the shingles so nicely!
The interior needed to have walls glued in place, priming throughout, ceilings painted, wallpapers and floorings installed, and stairs finished.

Before: good bones!
After: All ready!

Before: Attic rooms
After: Attic Rooms
Before: Middle level
After: Middle level

Before: First floor
After: First floor

Before: Bay rooms
After: Bay rooms

Before: Getting ready to prime interior and porch
After: Getting ready to head home to it's owner
Customer will be in next week to pick it up and then I believe it is getting packed away for when granddaughter comes along...and so another beauty is passed on to the next generation!


  1. Hi, Lori - The Glenwood turned out beautifully. I love the soft yellow color and the gray shingles. (Your mother did a fantastic job on the shingles!) It must be hard to give the house up, even to its rightful owner, after you've worked so long and hard on it. The empty house makes my fingers itch to furnish it. And what fun to live in it for just a bit! Congratulations on a job well done!

  2. Hello Lori,
    What a terrific job! The house beautiful and perfectly finished inside and out.
    Big hug

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