Making Progress

21 Sep

DSCN0476Last week, I moseyed on over to Grace Shaw’s shop, The Virtual Dollhouse, and collected a lot more goodies for Austin’s McKinley. The kitchen cabinets I had used in the original go-round, when I made this up for his dad, have been discontinued, so Grace and I put together a few things that were by the same maker, but different finishes, and I brought them home and painted them to match. There are three different types of wood, here, and the stove is another matter entirely. I simply wasn’t willing to spend a lot on this project, and the stove is a matter of “you get what you pay for”. S’Okay with me. Nothing that a little bit of foam core won’t fix.

I got the kitchen papered, and the soffit glued in place.  Yes, I know the wallpaper pattern doesn’t match up, but there are limits. I still have to do the bay window, but that – she says hopefully – is a minor problem. Tonight I will hex around in A.C. Moore and see if I can find somethinDSCN0477g to put on the floor. I do need spigots for the sink, and a stove hood. I know I saved the one I pulled out, but heaven only knows what I did with it. Put it in a Good Place, most likely. Can’t find the brass bed for the master bedroom, either.




3 Responses to “Making Progress”

  1. Phil September 23, 2017 at 12:51 pm #

    Blimey – I never knew there was so much intricacy involved with these! I have it all to come…

    • thisendoftheswamp September 23, 2017 at 2:03 pm #

      Even a “simple” dollhouse can be a major project. And smaller doesn’t necessarily mean cheaper; it’s not an inexpensive hobby.

      • Phil September 23, 2017 at 7:19 pm #

        No, it’s not something that’s ever struck me – and I’m clearly no expert – as cheap. Even some of the barely-furnished, second hand houses go for a bundle in the UK. And that’s in charity shops!

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