Sunday, November 19, 2017

Success at last!

It has been a long time since I have even looked at my dollhouse. I have had such problems with the electrics for the sconce on the left side and after struggling with solder and new bulbs X 100, I finally decided to strip the whole wire and low and behold, there was a problem half way down. Anyhow, the wiring is done and now it I can move on up to the last floor. I have had the lights on in the little house for hours this weekend and just basked in the glow. It is such a cozy little room and I think my enthusiasm for the project has been reignited. So after a few minor details to finish up, it is onward and upward with one floor to go!

 I also bought... wait for it....a long cased clock, well all but the clock bit.  It came through the auction and all I could see was a grand room under the glass bonnet and rooms in the case. That will all have to wait for my retirement I suspect. My husband also thinks he can remove the panel at the bottom for another room box. Neat hey?
Anyway, everyone have a lovely and magical holiday season!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Little French dollhouse parlour

 Working on the dollhouse parlour today and all is not well.  I am having problems with the electrics.  The two small sconces are now wired  but won't work on the same power bar and even with two power bars and the sconces being the only thing on the power bars, the bulbs are very, very dim.  I have a short somewhere??  I can't figure it out. Each sconce will dimly work individually but not together. Super frustrating. 
This little house is going to be the death of me!

I made a little sliding door in the fireplace opening so I could get at the electrics if needed, or that was the plan...  I had to pull the whole wall away and that is how it is sitting at the minute. I need to figure this all out.

Anyway, here are some pictures of the parlour.  I haven't decided what to do for an overmantle yet, and the crown molding is cut and painting waiting for the problems to get sorted and then the ceiling/ floor can go up.