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The Exterior View of New Orleans Townhouse

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Finished Exterior of the Frankenstein House a.k.a Painted Lady Dollhouse








I see why I never used shingles before because they like to buckle


Sorry I have not posted in awhile. I suddenly realized summer was ending and got a jolt of energy to accomplish something off my miniature to do list. I had a difficult time with piecing together this "bargain" dollhouse. I still have a few touches to do and some things were still drying when I took the picture. I knew what I wanted to do but just didn't know how to accomplish it at all or at the level of professionalism I desired. If I was more experienced this would not have been such a chore. When I stopped being hard on myself things started to pick up pace.

I didn't like the original window choice anymore and decided to selected windows that more closely matched the original design. I bought windows from Hobby Lobby and Miniatures.com. They looked alike but the sizes some how were off with the windows and everyone was different. I could not figure out why sometimes they fit the openings and sometimes they didn't. So I would go back and cut the openings bigger and then the window would be to big. In the future I will buy all windows from the same place. I decided to mix the styles since the house was asymmetrical anyway. I filled in the gaps with wood filler the best I could and just kept going.

I had a hard time picking a shade of yellow. I looked around my house for color inspiration and found a beaded necklace and decided to add terra-cotta along with the mint. The house looked plain and I needed to make it look more like a Painted Lady. So I added trim I bought from Home Depot and wooden appliqu├ęs from Hobby Lobby and lots of paint.

9 comments:

  1. Your Painted Lady came out nice. I think the yellow really pops and adds life to the house. If my memory serves me right you got this house discounted...what a great find!

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    1. Thank and it was but after the windows, doors, wood I had to buy I almost made up the original cost before the discount.

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  2. Hello Jocelyn,
    It might have been a long of work and taken a while, but the end result is just magnificent. Great color scheme! You've really highlighted the architectural detail of the house.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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    1. I was unsure about the color scheme at first but I'm glad I took the risk.

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  3. I think you did a phenomenal job! The details are on point! Did you make/design those dramatic stairs?

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    1. Thanks so much! The stairs were left over from the original kit of the New Orleans Townhouse.

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  4. The house looks absolutely lovely, so pretty and welcoming ~ a job very well done :-)

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  5. Been away from the blogosphere for a while, but what a treat to come here and glimpse your gorgeous Painted Lady! WOW!!! Echoing so many others here, you did a fantastic job and the color scheme is beautiful. You're, of course, to be commended on perfecting all the finite details. What painstaking work, but well worth it in the end! Simply excellent!

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