Priming Walls and Summer Progress

The dollhouse has progressed slowly over the summer.  I mostly focused on painting and 3D printing files.  I've just about got all the walls coated in a layer of white primer (MDF likes to absorb it all up!) and they are ready for a light sand.  I decided that this would be a much easier task to do before assembly.


 Thankfully the weather has been great and I've enjoyed painting outside!  I used a latex primer, you can see it below.
Once painted I was left with one giant puzzle.
And speaking of puzzles, these are the window trims, mullions, and door accents all ready for paint.
I tried out the black and white colour scheme on some of the cardboard test window pieces and I really like the way it looks.
 This is an example in the kitchen:
As for the 3D printing, I edited some old files and made some new.  The standing bath faucet and glasses were custom orders.  I'm excitedly waiting to hear how @allieshouse likes the glasses and whether they fit her 1:12 dolls.
I also had two separate requests for a pot filler.  I made a test print at my local library and now I'm working on getting a version where the arm will swing out.  The printer I used is a Makerbot and the quality is pretty low but it was great to get an idea of the overall look before I send to Shapeways.
 The final print will be with detailed resin which is smoother and better to paint.  
The plan is to put in a big batch order of test prints and hopefully list them on my shop.  I've been working on modern 3D lighting options and bathroom pieces too.  Typically I make things for my own dollhouses but if you have a piece you would like made leave a comment below and I might just be able to add it into my designs.

I hope everyone has been doing well and making the most of these last few weeks of summer!  The cooler nights remind me that I need to get all my painting done before it's too cold to paint outside.  Thanks for catching up with me!
>Some extra information about the scene.  The paint can label is a wooden dowel piece with a printed label from Pepper at mitchymoominiatures.  The blue containers and toolbox are hers as well, available in Marion's Shapeways shop Modern Dollhouse 3D here.  I picked up the two paint brushes and ladder at the Little Dollhouse Company.  (The ladder came unfinished, and I stained it).<

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  1. Love the way it’s coming out. And love that you are making a pot filler. I def need one but gonna wait for one that will swing out.
    As soon as I get the glasses I’ll let you know. I’m excited

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    1. Thanks Mish! I'm hopeful I can get a swinging arm on it... it's difficult when the dimensions get that small but we'll see. So looking forward to seeing the glasses on the dolls :)

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  2. Kristine, this looks so organized! With your precision it will be a master piece again. And I just love that last photo with the ladder - looks sooo real :-)

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    1. Thanks Marion, this giant puzzle can get a little confusing during reassembly. The funny thing is every time I go to put the house together I find another wall that needs to be painted!

      It was fun doing a little scene for this post, after so many construction photos it was great to play with the minis. :)

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  3. I love the progress you've made; it looks great. Wonderful 3D printing.
    Geneviève

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    1. Thanks Genevieve! It's slow going, but at least its going! I'm looking forward to sharing new 3D pieces in the future. :)

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  4. OMG I love how those windows look in the black and white! Gorgeous. And smart to take advantage of the weather being warm enough.

    I can't tell you how excited I am about new items in your Shapeways shop. I love the potential of that potfiller! And the kitchen with those grey cabinets and marble counters... Any chance you can make those full size so I can redo my 1:1 kitchen? :-)

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    1. Thanks Sheila, yes I was so happy with the black and white windows. I was worried when I brought home the trim pieces that my design was going to be flawed, but I think having the white trim separate the sections works. I'm going to miss painting outside, so I'm going to try and paint the rest in the heat wave this week.

      The kitchen pieces are actually from my last kitchen roombox, it's still a colour scheme I love and will probably put them in this dollhouse again too. I love that grey on the cabinets. I'm just working out the tiling options. :)

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  5. Great progress. The scene with the ladder and painting equipment looks so lifelike! I love the kitchen with the marble counters. Love to see more. The 3D printing is great.
    Hugs, Drora

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    1. Thank you Drora! It was a fun scene to set up :)

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  6. Kristine, so nice to see you pop up again -- and so easy to see how creatively you've been using your time!

    I do have a specific item I would like to commission in 3D printing but am away from home and can't provide details now. May I email you on Monday evening, if that isn't too late for your group? Many thanks,

    Fran Casselman

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    1. Hi Fran, I cut it close getting an August post in for sure!

      And for the 3D item, you can for sure send me an email Monday. I'm still a couple weeks out for this order, but I'm also not rushing it either. If there was something you needed sooner, I can make that happen too. :)

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    2. No, no time pressures, just (a very little) something I've been wanting for a while but couldn't seem to get around to asking someone to make for me. I'm so glad I "know" you!

      f.

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  7. Wow, wow, wow! You have certainly not been letting the grass grow under your feet this summer! You've accomplished so much, and the house photos are even better here than on IG! The pot filler is awesome! I am sure there are a ton of mini folks out there just drooling to get their hands on one! Your designs are incredible! I love the windows with the black, too, and am soooo excited for the walls to be going up! Come on fall! Let Kristine get back to work! 😜

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  8. Your craftsmanship is Bar None Kristine and I can plainly see exactly how you spent your summer vacation
    (mostly painting !)
    Love the new plumbing, the glasses and and the Windows! - WOWZERS!

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  9. Stunning! I can't wait to see more. I adore the black leading on the windows, it's going to be so gorgeous. As far as 3D prints, would you consider resizing to 1:24? I only have room in my apartment for that scale!

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  10. Hi Kristine! You have been busy! All those frames needing paint can take forever... it is hard to get the paint into all the corners evenly! The primer on the walls makes it begin to look so ready to move in! LOL! I look forward to seeing more!

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