Construction of the Rultan home

It’s been seven years since Zamora and Sayyid Rultan got married and since then they have been living in the same one bedroom house. For those who have read my past photo stories on City Circlez this couple are familiar to you just as their home:

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They have outgrown this cozy home for two especially as Zamora is expecting their first child. To accommodate the growing family Sayyid has bought a modest two bedroom home and has undertaken all the renovations.

First room is the kitchen seen below:


As you can see a few tidbits have put in the kitchen already (I couldn’t resist playing a bit)


The kitchen is from a past Barbie playset and of course I had to kitbash it a bit by removing a pink counter which ran around the stove plus repainting couple areas in silver.


Stove burners accentuated with metallic silver pen


Fridge handles repainted


Cupboard handles and molding repainted


Sink faucet repainted


Microwave buttons repainted (will get to butterfly decoration eventually)


Pot rack repainted

Next the holes for the windows were cut out of the cardboard walls surrounding the four tier plastic shelf and the windows fitted in. The windows were bought many years ago from Michael’s craft store and really are for a smaller scale dollhouse.


Then the windows are framed with thin popsicle sticks and the scrap paper is permanently adhered to the walls. Apartment 1

With kitchen components in place:



The little cabinet is from Re-ment and is being repainted before I mount it on the wall. Next the door to the left is tackled.

The door was obtained from an online site years ago which sold prefabricated 1/6 scale doors and windows. The downfall of the doors is that it is just tall enough for Barbie and Ken but not for Integrity Toys dolls (except Poppy). It came unpainted so I gave it two coats of white paint and then cut a hole to fit the frame in the wall and glued it in. Later on I will cut out a piece of clear acrylic of clear plastic from doll packaging as the glass in the top window area. Now to find some door handles and maybe a lock then a small step inside and outside.




Upstairs will be the living room. I feel sorry for the couple having to climb steps to get to each room of this townhouse.


Windows temporarily installed as the windows need to be taken out to be painted white. Then the wallpaper has to be chosen out by Zamora. 🙂

Here is Zamora’s sister Viola posing to give a sense of scale.


So I think its time to head back to the doll room to work on this project a bit more. Here is a shot of both floors under construction, with another two floors to follow.


Thanks for visiting! 🙂

4 thoughts on “Construction of the Rultan home

  1. It is coming along nicely! I have similar shelves to this that I am making into a house too! I don’t have any walls up yet, but I have got some furniture places to get an idea about how I will lay it out. I look forward to seeing more of your finishing touches.

    • These shelves are really useful aren’t they? I have used them previously for small dioramas and to display my dolls but never made an entire home. I am really excited to see it completed and to give this couple a home. I look forward to see what you do with yours also. You know I positioned the furniture first also! It’s what made me decide that these shelves would actually work for a home. 🙂

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