Friday, June 3, 2011

Orchid Dollhouse Building Blog Days 8 & 9

21 August 2006
Posted by Minis On The Edge
Painting & Trim

Well, I did not get to do anything to my house this weekend because I had a guest since Friday evening. But this is how the house is looking so far

I am very pleased with how this has turned out so far and also with the Chimney. I thought it may not look right but it looks fine to me so far. I edited the trim on the big Dormer because the ones that should be there hid the brick detail so I took the top roof edges and cut those to fit here instead. 

I only need to Paint the shingles another brown and maybe add a little green and then add the base and Flowers and then I can say I am finished :huh: 

25 August 2006
Posted by Minis On The Edge
Orchid Completed 

This house was a really fun build! My houses never feel completed without a Base with trees & flowers and my customers usually expects them of me now. I Think I love the bases myself with flowers because to me, that is what really make my houses look realistic. When I first started using bases (About 10 years ago) I used cardboard because I personally used to love to change them and it was lightweight enough to pick up and have it glued to the house. I then switched to thin wood but had to have the square edges because I don't do power tools. Then I moved on to foam core or builders foam. I tell you this because ALL of theses methods can give you wonderful results. It just depends on what you feel more comfortable using.

This is a picture of the house before I added flowers and trees to the base

This is the house completed with the base with Trees & Flowers added

Now please note that I had to take pictures while inside my house. It has been raining and storms for the past 2 days so I have not been able to go outside but I am anxious to share this house with you all. Remember to Have fun while you mini!

I dressed the window seat and added a couple of dolls to the scene 

Here are the pictures I took when I sold it on eBay back then and this album also features pictures of how my customer Christine Furnished this house Wonderfully!

It was such a rare treat to see the pictures of it furnished because most customers don't send me pictures of how they decorate them. I lost contact with Christine (MLady on Greenleaf forum). If you know her, please send her my way!

Enjoy the pictures below of more detailed Shots

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