Ally's Dollhouse (February 18, 2012)

This way to Ally's Dollhouse project

Reading the instructions

Staging area for all of the parts

Starting to paint

Planning the interior design.

Building the Foundation

Painting the Porch

Textured paint...

Beginning house assembly

Clamps and tape hold everything together while the glue dries.

Starting to run electricity for the lights

Tiny little Brads make the connection at Junction points...

first floor and second floor ceilings are wired, and ready for lights

Lights installed in the ceiling

First interior room coming along nicely. This will be the kitchen. The floor still needs to be cut and glued...

Temporary Ceiling Placement, just to see how the lighting looks

Next steps: Bay window, and hardwood floor.

Adding Room Dividers, and floor molding

Finishing touches in the kitchen

Installing the Bay

Second floor coming along nicely.

Need paint on the walls and stain on the floor

Temporary installation of the second floor ceiling, to test the lighting

Doll family checking out the construction progress

Kitchen ceiling

Roof installation. (It's starting to look like a house)

Well, There's still some work to do.

Bay windows installed. Bay Roof temp install.

2 tone paint in the attic

Time to clean up some of the mess, or else there won't be any room to work.

Lighting installed on the third floor

Ally mitering some trim pieces

Attic floor installation


Jordan checking out the progress.

Floor trim, ready to be installed

Stain for the attic floor

Painting the exterior doors

Staining the attic floors

Floor stained, and attic floor trim installed.

Access door

Ready to start shingling the roof

Shingled dyed, and ready to install

Shingling has begun

Corners cut, Chimney cutout marked

Chimney installed. Lots of tape to keep it in place while the glue dries

Finished staircase in the kitchen

Stock staircase

Stair detail. Great job painting Ally

Parent's Bedroom

Living and Dining Room

Kid's Bedroom

Parent's Bedroom

Attic Bathroom

Attic Den

Staircase construction

Boston Lap to finish the roof

Gable trim work, mostly painted

Living Room / Dining room, partially furnished


Baby's Bedroom

Parent's Bedroom

Attic Kids Bedroom w/ Piano

Attic Bathroom

Completed outside

Wrap-Around Porch

Side Access