Tuesday, February 19, 2013

DOLLHOUSE - THE VAN BUREN - Painting and Stucco

I would like to thank all of you
that are looking at my blog
and following me,
especially all of those that
are leaving me some sweet,
kind comments.
I wish that
I could reply to your comments,
sometimes blogger will not let me do
Ain't that a bummer!!
Have still been sick off and on,
so please forgive me for not
visiting your blogs.
I mean well.
Anyway I wanted to show you
more of what has been done on
my Van Buren dollhouse.
Painting on the outside.
This could make
anyone sick when you have to keep painting
and painting to get it white from where the
wood is dried out!!!
So the windows
and the railings and the doors
are very pristine white now.
Those red chimneys are going
to change colors right
before your eyes in this post!!
 This is the very top.
Remember there was an ugly door here.
Well that is gone!!
This is going to be a skylight!
And the deck will be painted a bright white.
I do not know what I will do with this area so if you
have some ideas - I sure could use some!
 Here is another skylight cut out.
This area is where the stairs where located at.
Another skylight on the right side - do you see that one?
 This is the skylight almost in front of the stairs and
is certainly in front of the bathroom door.
My hubby
is doing some work adjusting the fit.
 On this pic
you can see where some of the wood split.
I will have to fix that.

 Here is the other skylight.
 I sure am liking these skylights!!
You can see clear
to the other side and this is exactly what I wanted.
I will be able to look from one bedroom down the
little hall to the other bedroom.
Ain't that neat!!
Also I have cleaned up the mess.
 Here is what the outside looks like with a couple of
the windows fitted in.
They will not be permanently fixed in.
As you can see the exterior is stucco.
It made a mess!
It is on the windows
and doors and I got scared!
With just a little bit of water on a paper
towel, it removed the excess stucco.

 I started thinking about the front.
I decided to put more stucco on the
window frames.
A good way to hide a mess.
I also tried to
get rid of that ridge beneath the top floor window
and the second floor window.
Also you will see
where some of the stucco is clumped together.
Since this is a LARGE dollhouse I think it looks
At least I am happy with it.
To me it looks
like the house is old and some of the stucco is
falling off.
I liked that effect even if it was accidental.
Also I want to say that I mixed a lot of white paint
in with the stucco to lighten it.
I did not want the
stucco so dark to where it just looked like mud.
I was not trying to achieve perfection on this dollhouse.
But that did not happen, so I
am just having fun.
 This area does not look bad at all.
The balcony is
a bright white as is the doors.
More clump around
the windows to hide the moldings.
 This is my Van Buren dollhouse nearly completed.
My pics are probably not that good because in my
Kitchen I get a tremendous amount of light.
So it is
hard to take pics here in this area.
 I wanted you to see if you could see this picture
better with how the stucco is clumped up.
Remember, this is a large dollhouse so to
stucco it very daintily to me would not look
Also, see the chimney!
Both of them took me 3 days
just to stucco them.
Hubby and
I had to keep turning the dollhouse over and
over so the stucco would not fall off of
the chimney's until they stuck.
The last thing to do is the roof.
And that is coming next!!!
It will be thatched.
I wish you all well and to spend a lovely
evening with the one that you love.
Thank you for visiting me!
Many hugs and kisses,