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Month: June 2018

Rowhouse stair sconce, and yet another electrical disaster

Fixing the Queen Anne Rowhouse’s wallpaper requires installing two new lights, which always has the potential to go horribly wrong. The Rowhouse is wired with tapewire, and all of the lights are attached with brads to the tape underneath the house. There are also two outlets plugged into the tapewire, in the two bedrooms. On… Keep reading »

Re-wallpapering the stair rooms

The main reason I waited so long to fix the wallpaper in the Rowhouse’s stair rooms is that I didn’t want to destroy the lights. Since the wires run through to rooms that are already finished, there would be no way to replace them. I finally jumped in on the rehab when I came up… Keep reading »

Queen Anne Rowhouse revisited (a.k.a. fixing a huge mess)

I have a tendency to get very close to finishing a dollhouse and then let it sit, 90% done, for years. That’s what happened with the Queen Anne Rowhouse, which I mostly finished between 2012 and 2014. To refresh your memory, here’s how the house looks. Except for shingles, the exterior is finished. The other… Keep reading »

Miniature children’s book tutorial and printie

I accidentally turned off the automatic blog updates, so emails didn’t go out for the last couple of posts. If you missed the Victorianna nursery trim or the grand opening of the Blackbird Bar, please check them out! And here’s a quick tutorial for the children’s books I made and then ended up not using… Keep reading »

Nursery trim and built-in shelves

A while ago I used some resin embellishments I had lying around to make knee walls for the Victorianna’s nursery. The one to the left of the tower door would have looked like this. Since then, I finished the master bathroom, which is next to this room. In the bathroom I put a piece of… Keep reading »

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