I had grand plans for Valentine's day last month; a marble fireplace, a city view, and chocolates! I knew I needed a new project to inspire me. I recently read 10 Newbie Dollhouse Mistakes and How to Fix Them by Small House models and realized I'd actually made a bunch of them. Building a huge dollhouse just wasn't helping my creativity and I needed something smaller.
A room box seemed like a good bet, I've made plenty before. I always remember foam board being an easy go-to material for building... but I guess my love of modern interiors and the precision of MDF has changed me. I just couldn't seem to get my cuts square or straight without wallpapering the entire thing.
This is as far as the scene got before I left it. I loved the fireplace but the large windows to the left (no shown) just weren't fitting together.
After four weeks I decided it was time to move on. I took a previous room box I'd made and outfitted it into a studio of sorts just to keep me busy (looks nothing like my workspace in real life because it's way too tidy!) I added a mini paper version of the room box I had been working on using my Silhouette Portrait (electronic paper cutter machine) along with some pieces from a 1:24 farmhouse kit. The light and tripod are based off of Pepper's tutorial here!
That night I sat down at the computer and finally decided it was time to buy a pre-fab dollhouse kit.
And not just any house, a smaller house!
I loved the HBS Craftman Cabin the moment I saw it months ago. It's the first small dollhouse I've really liked enough to even consider buying. As much as I love designing my own spaces from scratch and using the laser cutter I am so excited to have something I know I will be able to complete in a reasonable amount of time and has a build plan. That said... it sure won't look like the kit for long!
Hope you're all having a great weekend! Please let me know if you're doing this kit too, I'd love to follow along!
PS: I was left speechless at how quickly this dry-fit went. I have never experienced such easy miniature construction in my life. No wonder people love kits!! THE WINDOWS LITERALLY GLIDE IN.