House Update

Hi everyone, today I have some updates on my modern dollhouse build.  These pictures have been taken over the last couple of weeks.  Most of my projects are mid-way or just about finished. 
I've done a lot of laser cutting, 3D file making, and assembling for the most part so it may not look like much but I've been working steadily.

The kitchen has been re-cut with my new design.  It's exciting to see it take shape and I was so surprised at how the style all came together.  I think the overall look is more balanced, so thank you to everyone who commented with their feedback!  I had to pause work because I need more acrylics and lights but they should all be in this week.

Like many of the projects around this house, I'll have my fridge tutorial up when the build is complete.

Moving onto the roombox, the windows are fitted (I'm trying to use as many from the kit as I can in my design) and most of my tile from the bathroom is complete (not shown here).  I'm making all the bath fittings on Shapeways and the rest of the furniture is coming along.
One of my design challenges was joining the roombox and the main dollhouse together.  I decided on a removable hallway that fits into the bedroom and can be easily taken out. You can see the glass door to the right of the kitchen below.   I have since decided that I will use an interior Houseworks door without glass to match the bathroom/bedroom door but that hasn't been swapped yet!
This was the best solution to save space and keep the illusion of a larger home.
To make the hallway I cut some extra mdf and put in the kit's front door.
With and without:

Finally, I've started working on the furniture.  I'm almost done my bed.

And while I'm talking about bedrooms I wanted to share a really neat design project I learned about by the fitted furniture company, Hammonds!  Made in Britain since 1926, they offer beautiful modern 1:1 pieces for the home.  I know a lot of us miniaturists take inspiration from the real world and try and create similar pieces in our dollhouses.  Well, imagine my surprise when I found out Hammonds did just that!  They've made a dollhouse filled with scaled-down versions of their designs.
I just love the floor to ceiling mirrored Harpsden wardrobe in the bedroom!  So gorgeous! You can take a look at the custom dollhouse they made on their blog here.  It's not for sale (I know, can you imagine ordering pieces that are offered in either 1:1 or 1:12?!) but really is an exciting project I wanted to tell you about.

Thanks so much for all your patience with my posting!  I can't wait to reveal some completed rooms in the house!

17 comments

  1. Maybe it's the angle of the shot, but it looks like your hallway is going to make the bedroom pretty tight. Love how the hallway looks from the kitchen though.

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    1. Hi Sheila, you are oh so very right! I've sacrificed realism in the bedroom to get it to look right from the main house. The idea is I have to remove the hallway to properly view the bedroom. Artistic liberties haha. ;)

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  2. My first thought was exactly like Sheila's! But your reply clarified that and - hey - we can take some liberties in model building ;-)
    I was really eager to see what you are up to. News skills like laser cutting and 3d? No wonder you are not moving along that fast with the house - this all needs practice.
    This is coming along beautifully - the fabrics you used in the bedroom are super!

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    1. Thank you so much Marion. I debated a long time on the hallway set up and just decided this was best for this particular build. Not my ideal but its going to work!
      This is my very first house and I'm amazed at just how much new skills and techniques I'm having to learn. And that all just takes time. :)

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  3. You are putting so many fantastic and challenging aspects into this build! I am so impressed at how you are really learning new skills and honing the old ones to achieve the elements you want to recreate! It must feel daunting at times, but in the end you will be so proud of how you've met the challenge and realized a dream!

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    1. Hi Jodi, thanks for the encouragement. I feel a bit like no matter how many hours I put in I still seem to be so behind! I can't wait to be at a point where I can balance the blogging and building better. :)

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  4. Hi Kristine! I think that this house is EXCITING to look at and the views into the rooms are Fab from any angle.

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    1. I am a biased builder when it comes to photography! I really wanted the layout to work first and for most with the camera. Thanks so much for the encouragement Elizabeth!

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  5. It looks fabulous. I can't wait for the fridge tutorial! I also love the bedding. And the whole build. And that is so cool that Hammonds made a miniature dollhouse.

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    1. Fingers crossed I can get the fridge done soon! Thanks for the encouragement!

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  6. Me encanta la distribución y el gran realismo que tiene tu casa!!
    Besos.

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  7. I always look forward to your updates! Looks marvelous so far! :D

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    1. Thanks Brae! I've found it a lot easier to do mini updates on instagram as I go, but there is nothing like getting a full post of pictures. I'm hopefully the projects come together a little quicker now!

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  8. Oohh.. it's really coming along. The kitchen is looking fabulous. And I like your hallway solution, ingenious making it removable. :)
    I'm intrigued to see the cabinet in the bathroom in full view.... :D

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