Saturday, 24 November 2012

Montgomery Hall

Hi Folks,

As I haven't done a great deal on my "Beacon Hill" house this week I thought I'd post a few pics of my first dolls house Montgomery Hall.

I purchased this house as a kit from" Fairy Meadow Miniatures" a fantastic miniatures shop in Wollongong about two years ago, and Lorraine from the shop has been a great help with advise and materials during it's construction.  Of course it is not yet complete (when is a miniature house ever complete?) however I'm really happy with the results thus far..

This is a very large house especially with the basement added, it has taken a long time to find all of the little pieces to fill it.

I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Happy miniaturing
Debby :)

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Beacon Hill

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick update on the "Beacon Hill".

I am now four weeks into this "Drama" and I can tell you it is a very time consuming building process. I've had many late nights working my fingers to the bone!! ha ha...
I have decided to "render" the exterior of my house as I think the weatherboards were too poor quality to use, I also want to individualise the house as much as I can. As you can see from the pics the "Verdi Gris" roof turned out quite well and I'm glad I deleted the 'Shingles"!
 I have started to decorate the interior and I'm putting together a "Chysnbon" bathroom suite, and making some cardboard cabinets for the kitchen.. which will be "Shabby Chic" style. I will include one of my little kitchen table and chairs sets which I sell on my Etsy site, should be perfect for this room..
I'm tying to find a c1950's style stove/cooker  for the kitchen no luck so far, does any one know where I can find one?? I intend to add more exterior trim, I'm just not sure what this will be yet!!

Anyway this is not getting anything done so I had better get back to it..

P.S DO you like the clock in the tower? It's rather a famous clock face!! (Big Ben)

Happy Miniaturing!


Monday, 5 November 2012

"Beacon Hill" Dolls House.

Hi Everyone,

I have done a little more work on the Beacon Hill.   I did not like the Shingles which were included in the kit so I opted to paint the roof using a Faux Copper finish, Verdi Gris style.  I think it looks quite good and certainly Individualises the house somewhat.. I started to put the windows together today and also gave the exterior a coat of primer to seal it. After several hours of sanding I realised I had "Sanded"
away part of my thumbnail EEK!! very painful I would not recommend it!! Nowhere in the instructions does it say that the sanding will take weeks to

 Happy miniaturing...