There are several items on my to do list for the doll room and this week I’m pleased to check off one such item, the apartment railing.
It’s made with three square balsa wood posts, two on each end and one in the middle. The top handrail is made of two balsa wood strips (top and side). The vertical balusters are bamboo wood strips. Everything is held together with hot glue as I have no patience for wood glue and clamps. Not sure if this railing will be painted, but the next project for this area is the installation of siding strips on the walls of the balcony.
Standing by the railing for sizing is my tallest male doll which is an Integrity Toys Homme male and then two barbies for scale next to him. The Stacie doll is too short to get above the railing so she decided to peer through two balusters.
As usual after finishing a project like this the dolls get some play time and a few shots are taken as seen below.
Sometimes I just want to put together a quick scene and snap a couple shots, but I am discouraged. It’s because the entire doll collection resides in the basement and it’s especially creepy to go down there at night. So my quick fix was to purchase the Rainbow High dollhouse and place it in a corner of my bedroom. One of the few joys of not having to share a bedroom is that I get full reign of what I want to do. Setup my lego sets…
Or refurbishing a dollhouse into an Airbnb to showcase the many families or individuals in my collection needing a tropical vacation.
First up was the second bedroom which has this lovely wide window which needs glass and walls requiring some wallpaper, artwork and other items to bring some life to the room.
As you see the dolls couldn’t wait for work to be complete before moving in for a weekend getaway. Note the doorway to the left will be the future entry to a closet I plan to attach on the exterior and will no longer be the entrance to the elevator. I don’t use the elevators in dollhouses in my stories so the one for this house will be re-purposed into an area for plants downstairs.
With some linen textured wallpaper the room is already starting to look better.
Next up for new wallpaper is the master bedroom…
…come back soon to see what wallpaper was used and see other updates to the airbnb.