A few updates to show at least some progress is being made on the Van Buren (VB) Haunted Dollhouse! I was finishing up my annual half scale group swap items in-between . (Yay, all done and mailed so I could get back to this!)
So, not too much new in this room yet, but I almost forgot I had this cute little fireplace I got at Michael's. The fun is the light dims and brightens. I liked this photo as it has a kind of deserted feel. (Click photos for full size. See archive in left column for previous posts. See other VB post from Nov.)
Otherwise, I'm at the hateful trimming stage, and it seems like while I've gotten some things done, it really does take a while. Just hate the cutting, measuring, cutting again. ha! Not for the patient!
The Dining Room?
The floor isn't glued in yet, but I did add in the partial ceiling trim. The bottom trim will be brown like the door trim.
I got the French doors in, trimmed the stair opening and finished the stair trim. I decided I didn't like the open spindles so I did the same thing I did on my other haunted house - used cut wooden fan pieces to fill in the stair sides. I just like how these look so much better.
I thought these were kind of cool. Some kind of foam bulbs that look like pumpkin pots. They even had the tops already painted black! Found them at Target in the clearance-bargain section. Good planters, I figured.