You'll recall, so very long ago, that I was still putting shingles on the roof. That's part of why I haven't posed in a while. Oh my God!!! The room was huge. Shingles are a pain when you have multiple angles on the roof. Lots of sanding and gluing and standing. It took a while to get the entire roof done.
But done it is. Yay!
The next step was to put the railings up on the roof. They're called Widow's Walks apparently and they actually went fairly well. I was originally going to use wood glue to stick them on but after I'd painted the rooftops black I decided the glue gun was the better option.
So here's how it looked once all the shingles were on and the railings glued up.
|Not bad looking right?|
Remember way back when I was cutting the holes in the side walls for the doorways? I had to drill through and then use the saw to cut the squares and the doorways ended up with rounded corners? (Yeah I know that sounds dumb but that's what actually happened.)
Apparently that is the same method the manufacturers use to make the holes for the windows. So before I could put the windows in I had to square the corners. That was a little time consuming but I got it done.
|See...its a little blurry but the windows are squared.|
The glue gun came in handy again. Wood glue would have been messy, drippy and might not have stuck. But I got the windows and the trim above them all painted and in the dollhouse.
|Again, a little blurry... I need my hands to stop shaking...more caffeine? Maybe?|
I also got the door painted. And its doorknobs put on. The glue gun is such a good friend to me.
|Nice shiny doorknob.|
I bought some textured paper, patterned with nice dark brick. See? Pretty.
It worked out fairly well. A little Elmer's glue and some scissors to cut it into strips and I have a brick foundation rather than a black one. It looks a lot more realistic and once I was done I added some brick to the stairs as well. I'm really pleased with how it turned out.
|Ah, much better. Not so dark and Look! A clear picture! Shocking right?|
Here's our final picture and the finishing touch.
|The light works too! Battery operated so I don't have to deal with wires. Yay!|
Sorry I haven't written before this. I have a ton of really good excuses but they'll wait for a time when I really feel like depressing or annoying all of you guys.