I finally got my nerve up to use the table saw (so proud of myself) to cut a base for the corner store. I used the rest of the brick sheet I had and created a brick sidewalk. I bought two street lamps from The Dolls House Emporium. I mounted one of them on the base and ran electricity from the shop underneath the sidewalk. I am going to use the second street lamp with the Creole Townhouse on its base.
|I trimmed off the excess with a utility knife after the glue dried.|
|I spray painted it the same as I did the brick underneath the stairs with the Fiesta Stone and painted the grout with the sandstone latex paint.|
|Closeup of the holes for the street lamp|
I added trim to the second floor and installed the windows. I intend to make fabric bolts and I bought some small thread spools from Hobby Lobby but I have run "out of gas" for that right now, so I will save it for later.
I used the same WireForm in the Michaels hutch that I used in the windows of the Mountfield Dollhouse http://jocelynsdollhouse.blogspot.com/2012/04/easy-diamond-pattern-leaded-glass.html I cut the wire mesh to the correct size and glued it to the inside of the doors.
|I gave the hutch an aged and distressed finish.|
|I spray painted the hat stands glossy white|
|I added moulding to the ceiling and baseboards to the shop|