This handmade doll house was a labor of love. Four of us worked on it for about four weeks. Dad did the construction and electrical work. Anne, Katherine and I did the painting, sanding, staining and design plans. When you go to a hobby shop and buy a doll house kit, it sounds sooooo easy, but then you open it. It contains thousands of tiny parts. You even have to build the windows! It doesn't include all of the parts. It came with one set of stairs in a three story house. There were no doors, but were doorways. It had floors, but no flooring.
We went to three hobby shops, a hardware shop and did some online shopping. We put electricity in every room. Baseboards and crown molding adorned all the rooms, except the third level, we couldn't put crown molding in because of the shape of the ceiling. Each room has different wall paper; a couple had chair rails too. Most of the floors are wood, but the kitchen and bathroom are simulated tile. If you look at the stair wells, they have a landing and hand rails. We built them from scratch! If you look in the nursery you'll see a tiny doll house. It's the same color as the real doll house. Each room is wallpapered the same as the real doll house.
So, if you are planning on putting a doll houses together for someone for Christmas...You Better Get Busy! It was a wonderful experience, the four of us working on a big project. It gave all of us special memories that will last forever. Perhaps someday I'll have a grandchild and we'll put one together together.
HAVE YOU EVER BEGUN A PROJECT AND REALIZED IT WAS TOO BIG TO DO ON YOUR OWN? WHAT DID YOU DO? DID SOMEONE HELP YOU?