My family is always asking me "what are you going to create next"? And they got quite the surprise when this dollhouse kit arrived at my door. For most of my life I have wanted to build a dollhouse. As a little girl living in Scotland I had the most precious doll house but had to leave it behind when I moved to Canada. I finally made the decision to make my own and I chose the Magnolia dollhouse kit by Greenleaf.
This classic country farmhouse features long pointed gables with decorative trim, fixed double hung windows, and four spacious rooms. Two sets of French doors leading to balconies and a cozy fireplace add to its country charm. Other features include a full porch, silk screened windows and a curved staircase. The 25 pound kit came with 7 pages of schematics, 11 pages of step-by-step instructions and 10 sheets of pre-punched wood pieces. I was very nervous about being able to tackle this project on my own, but I completed it and I know that my father-in-law would be super proud of me! This one's for you Ed.....
I knew it was going to be a daunting task, but I had no idea it would involve so much time. I bought my kit 6 weeks ago and have spent countless hours sanding, painting and glueing. I've loved every minute of it and found it somewhat relaxing working on it throughout the summer evenings when there was nothing to watch on television.
I took a lot of photographs along the way but will just post a few so you can get the idea of just how much work is involved in putting this thing together.
Both sets of balcony door open.
Faux stone work on the fireplace wall complete with a hearth and mantle.
Now, the exciting part..... continuing to decorate and furnish it. I have collected a few items so far but have a long way to go to get it fully furnished. Stay tuned for more pics!