Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Building a house! (A dollhouse, that is!)

Hallelujah! I FINALLY got around to getting a dollhouse kit. (Well... I actually got it about a month ago.) I started building it the other day and I figured I should share how it is going!

I haven't done much to it... but what I have done has taken a long time! Luckily with this kit the pieces just fit together in these convenient little grooves.

I have started to do some grey washes. I am going to keep doing this until it is much darker. I want to do some black and brown washes, too. I am having to wait for the wood to dry each time, though. And I am NOT patient with stuff like this.

I have also put together this front piece that sticks out. I am actually NOT going to glue it to the rest of the house. I want it to be removable so that when I take pictures of my miniatures on the inside I can easily get to any angle that I might want.

And this is what I have right now! Tomorrow I will add more washes and make some sketches. I have some thoughts about the shingles and windows, but I don't know how I want to do those yet. And I will be sure to take some more pictures for you guys! I have a lot of big plans for this house. By the way, this is going to be THE A Bohemian Bazaar building. It is gong to function as the major backdrop for my miniatures. 

I will try to remember to find a photo of the kit house as it is intended to look according to the box so that I can show you all how different mine is going to look!

Blessings to you all!


  1. Looks pretty great so far. I like the idea of being able to open it and take pictures from any angle. Keep up the good work - Troy

    1. Thanks! I don't know how it is going to work out... it is already a pain trying the get the piece in and out. Oh well. I think it will work fine for my purposes.

  2. Fantastico!!
    Besos de las Malu´s,

  3. Hi Blake,

    I almost chose that same kit when I decided to build a dollhouse --The Allison, Jr, right? I'm willing to bet your version will far out do the picture on the box.

    Congratulations on a great start!


    1. That's correct! Thank you so much!