Monday, April 25, 2016

Something New and Different: A Dollhouse

My wife has long lamented that I can paint plaid on kilts on figures an inch high, or obtain smooth finishes on scale cars, but can't seem to find the motivation to pick up a brush to do any painting on the 1:1 scale house.

Well, how about a 1":1' house?

She actually spotted this on a table at a church rummage sale Friday evening. I'd long thought about doing something like this for our girls, so at $8, it was a bargain we couldn't pass up.

Now, about $75 in paint and accessories later, maybe we should have!

Nah, just kidding. It has actually been a fun project, and one the girls have been able to help out with a bit. They picked the colors, but I did all the painting, just to avoid the mess. Kate is particularly anxious to get this done, and hasn't been so patient with all the prep work. I've actually rushed through it, and haven't done as good a job as I should sanding and such, but it is turning out OK.

So far I have gotten paint on the exterior and most of the interior, and hope to get it assembled tonight. Well, at least the main walls. Then there are stairs, detail trim, the roof...

I can see how this could be another addictive hobby. We're already plotting our next build, but my wife says not until the 1:1 scale car in the garage is finished. So maybe Santa will bring us one.

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