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.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Bead board in Fairfield Library
In an earlier post about the Fairfield Library I had mentioned that I was considering adding bead board to the walls. Well I decided to go for it. It has really dressed it up and added even more interest.
I started by prepping the pieces. I used the same walnut stain that I had used to make the walnut mantels. I used two coats of stain.
Bead board is in place and I've started adding the molding.
The pieces around the fireplace were a bit difficult so I decided to cut them and then glue these pieces together before installing them. It made the process a lot easier. No matter how hard you try it seems that the rooms are never perfectly square. You just have to find a happy medium.
The fireplace is taking shape. I still need to do some touch up and to add the hearth. I have to paint the pieces and decide if I'm going to do a brick hearth on leave the wood showing.
Feels great to make more progress on this house. I can't wait to get everything finished. Who am I kidding we are never truly finished! LOL