Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Amberwood - Part Three

I finished shingling the roof, added railings to the balcony, and applied stucco to the exterior walls. I undercoated the whole structure, and now it is ready for some paint.


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Amberwood - Part Two

I found the perfect location for this house - in the entryway behind the front door.
(Yes, I know the Christmas green wall color is hideous. I got an estimate to have it painted, but because it is a two story foyer, it would cost around eight hundred dollars. Needles to say, I have learned to like the color!)

I undercoated the whole dollhouse and plan on using the Victorian windows.
I am going to stucco the exterior and I have added various trim for visual interest.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Amberwood Dollhouse - Part One

I saw a "homemade" dollhouse on Craigslist for $50 and I could not resist it.
It is SOLID wood and weighs MORE than a ton. Seriously!!! This has to be the heaviest house I have ever encountered.
After doing a little research, I found out that this house is called The Amberwood, by Jacqueline Kerr Deiber.

There are a lot of rooms but they are on the smaller side.

I could see inside the front dormer windows that there was a room in the attic but there was no way to access it. I grabbed my Stanley knife and cut through the shingles. I then had to pry the front panel open as it had been nailed closed and shingled over. What a waste of perfectly good rooms!!!!! There were hinges, so it was supposed to open.

Anyway, this should be fun to renovate.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Winter is Here - Keep Warm

Happy New Year everybody!
If you live in the Northern hemisphere, it is winter and it is freezing COLD.
I just checked the temperature outside and right now it is 10 Fahrenheit or -12 Celsius. Too cold.
Mr Nova has the right idea - sheepskin and a hot water bottle.
I think I will curl up on the couch with him and watch a movie.
 Keep warm!