July 11, 2017

Lots of progress on the dollhouse, but it still doesn’t show much yet. I’ve stained and installed the crown molding and base molding in the 2 story foyer. Need to get more lumber or molding for the rest of the house now.

Here’s a photo of a bunch of molding stained and ready to install:

And now, a photo of the installed moldings:

Also, I started work on the cabinetry for the peninsula in the kitchen. Here is the cabinet box in progress:

It’s got a coat of black paint on it but the wood veneer will be applied over it. You’re looking at the kitchen side of the peninsula, and you can see the tiny toe-kick at the bottom. There will be a “stainless steel” apron sink, a microwave, dishwasher, cabinets and drawers on this side. Pity they won’t be visible from the front of the house : – (. But I’m installing them anyway. I’ll know they are there!

The reverse side of the peninsula (the one you can see from the front of the dollhouse) will have an abstract pattern carved into the veneer with the black paint showing through, just for kicks.

I’m pretty sure I will be using marble “slabs” for the counters. We’ll see…so many cool stone photos online, but can’t use them all!

I found a vendor on Etsy that will make me a chunk of spalted maple that will be my bathroom floating vanity. I’m going to dowel it into the wall, put a “limestone” slab countertop and the vessel sinks on top, and I think it will look just great! I’ll post a photo of it and a link to his Etsy shop once I have it.

I’m starting to get a little jazzed about finishing the house itself, so that I can start on making the furniture, which will include the couch, living room lamps, bed, nightstands and two dressers.