As much as I enjoy building the dollhouse, there are all sorts of tiny details that keep popping up. Things that I never realized mattered. Or, I didn’t realize how much they mattered.
As I’ve been building my miniature dollhouse, I’ve wondered what does primer do for paint? I mean, is it really necessary? Does it “do” anything — other than give you a white surface to paint on?
What I like about building miniature dollhouses is that I can change my mind as I go. What I hate about building miniature dollhouse is that I can change my mind as I go.
If you’ve been following my misadventures, you know that I spent one day trying to ID the dollhouse pieces. I had questions. What is a stair stringer, and what does it look like?
When I started pursuing this hobby, I kept coming across the words “dollhouse scale. They were usually written as ratios like 1:24, 1:12, and so on. I had no idea what they were (except that they were ratios) or why they mattered. Everything miniature is small. That’s all I need to know.
Today, I learned how to use a miter box. Then, I learned how to hack using a miter box.
I finally had a chance to repaint the window pieces. Short version: I am very happy I did it. Long version: during the process, I wasn’t so sure.
I used balsa wood for a lot of elementary school projects. But, as it turns out, I have a lot to learn about how to cut balsa wood.
I thought I had this sandpaper thing figured out. Turns out, I don’t. Sandpaper grit is a science in and of itself.
I decided to take a break from building to do more planning. Building a dollhouse from scratch takes thoughtful planning.You can’t just wing this stuff.