Saturday, April 12, 2008

What a Beacon Hill Looks Like Upside Down

Ever wonder what a Beacon Hill dollhouse looks like upside down? Like this.

It's the easiest way I've found to paint the ceilings. Wish it was this easy on a real house.

For now I am just painting them white. I would like to do some sort of ceiling treatment in the library and the Egyptian gallery, but I haven't found the right stuff for it yet.

Time: 1 hour

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Roof Supports

I'm working on the roof supports for the mansard roof now.

First the base supports went on either side. The roof panels will rest against these I guess. They went on easily and are pretty much held in place by the corner roof supports even before they were glued.

Next came the back roof supports. Neither of mine are flush at the bottom so they will need filled in with a little wood filler once they dry in place.

And then all the curved roof supports slid into place. There are eleven of these and they went into place just fine. I put lots of glue on these pieces because they will not show once the roof is on.

Found a few spots where my house was not quite "square" as I was gluing all these bits in, but managed to get everything into place.

The mansard roof top should be next, but I'm not going to put that on until I get the house all wired and wallpapered. I think it will make that job much easier without that part of the roof on.

I have also been working on more spooky little birdhouses (to sell this time) and a Corona Concepts Buttercup dollhouse that I will also put up for sale. I don't think the Buttercup will be spooky...I think it will be a cute little cottage...but you never know what it will tell me to do once I start working on it.

Time (on roof): 2 hours