This is my first half scale dollhouse project the Fairfield by Greenleaf. This is a beautifully detailed house. The layout of the house is just wonderful. It has six rooms plus a large attic. It has four fireplaces and a wraparound porch! It measures only 15" wide X 20" high x 16" deep. I'm creating a Victorian themed house. I love working in this scale. Be sure to stop by often to see the progress as the house comes together.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The foundation of the Fairfield went together fairly easily. I wanted to add something to the foundation to make it look more realistic. I found some resin wall pieces that are actually 1" scale field stone walls. Cut down and applied to my Fairfield they make a perfect 1/2" scale rock foundation. Adapting 1" scale items for 1/2" scale items really takes some imagination but I think that this really works.
"Field stone" wall before being cut to size
The walls and siding will come down to meet the "rock" foundation. As you can also see in the picture I have chosen some lattice that I'm going to use on the porch part of the foundation. I think I will leave it as natural wood instead of painting it. I may stain it...the jury is still out on it.