Created by: ausbizer5@austin.rr.com
Project

40 year old Dollhouse

What are you most proud of? I like the way it turned out after so much work. I tried to stay to scale (1" = 12") and used as much detail as I could afford. I bought new molding and baseboard for the rooms and used some of my scrapbook paper for wallpaper. What advice would you give someone starting this project? By all means, BUY A KIT! Don't try to do it from scratch. It was a big project just to renew it. Study magazines and books for examples of rooms. Maybe one should start out with just a room and detail it out for a starter project. This can grow quite expensive.

You Can Make This

ausbizer5@austin.rr.com made 40 year old Dollhouse with:

  • This summer I attempted to refurbish my 40 year old
  • 3 room San Francisco dollhouse
  • which had been laguishing in the attic. Poor thing was in a sad state of dis-repair. We build it around 1970. The renewal project required several coats of paint

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I like the way it turned out after so much work. I tried to stay to scale (1" = 12") and used as much detail as I could afford. I bought new molding and baseboard for the rooms and used some of my scrapbook paper for wallpaper. What advice would you give someone starting this project? By all means, BUY A KIT! Don't try to do it from scratch. It was a big project just to renew it. Study magazines and books for examples of rooms. Maybe one should start out with just a room and detail it out for a starter project. This can grow quite expensive.

Q&A with ausbizer5@austin.rr.com

JanGhrairi asked:
Beautiful job. I would love to do a replica of my 1916 home but I'm not very good at small-scale detailing.
ausbizer5@austin.rr.com answered:
Thank you for your comment. It's one way that I can fix-up and decorate to my hearts content. My husband is one of those who don't like change.
Bizylizzy asked:
I am inspired!!!
ausbizer5@austin.rr.com answered:
Thank you so much for you comment. The project just grew and grew, as friends made suggestions for improvement.

Skill Level

Intermediate