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I've been into dollhouse miniatures since the early 1990's now and when I realized how much I've learned during that time, I thought I'd make a blog to share my knowledge with others. I'm mostly auto-deduct, but always found help on the Internet and in specific books. The mini-world starts and ends with your own imagination, so let there be no limit. And never say : I CAN'T .... because you can, you just need to try and have the necessary know-how. And that's the main reason why I started this blog, because I wanna share what I know with newbies in the miniature world or anybody else who might be interested in sharing what I've learned so far. So, hopefully, I'll be able to provide some useful hints, tips and tricks for those of you out there just starting with this wonderful hobby

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January 12, 2017

The MOUNTFIELD Dollhouse Interior .... 3) The Living Room


Hi, nice to "see" you again ..... let's continue our tour of my MOUNTFIELD Dollhouse with the Living Room, one of the main rooms in the house


As usual, I made de wooden flooring myself. I have a special cutting tool in order to get all the pieces the same size and I'm using balsa wood, which is very easy to cut.

A little tip for your dollhouse floorings : don't glue anything directly to the floor of the dollhouse, because if you make a mistake, and depending on the glue you're using, it might get difficult and even messy to "repair" it. I always cut a piece of cardboard (not too thick, maybe 2 mm) to the exact measures of my floor. Do not forget the doors, you'll probably need to make cuts where the doors will be. I then glue my floorung (wood, tiles, whatever you chose) to the cardboard. When you make a dark wooden floor, you even might wanna give the cardboard a coat of the same color or varnish before applying the actual wood. And to glue the finished floor into your dollhouse, it's best to used double sided tape, because if you decide to change your flooring one day, it'll be a lot easier to get rid of the old one.


It is a cozy room, my little living room here ..... just love the rose pattern on the sofa and armchairs. 
It was a little risky to also use a wallpaper with a different rose pattern in this room, but since the wallpaper has ony be applied to one wall, it's not too "heavy" after all ..... I mean I didn't want to give the impression that you're sitting in a rose garden or something like that 😂😂


Another DIY item .... a cute wall clock, shabby or vintage look, made with an item I found in an online scrapbook shop. If you're looking for items like that, you might wanna look for jewellry findings too


I really love this little cupboard/shelf. I painted it in a dark violett color, adding some gold touches and a little lace and once it was filled, it was just perfect for my living room


This little DIY wall decoration is really simple to make.
These round wooden pieces can be bought in packages of 10, 50 or more and really are cheap. Just give it a coat of the color of your choice and add a little trimming around it and you can glue whatever comes to mind onto it
I made this rose myself out of plaster and with a simple mold 
(you can find a lot of these molds on ETSY)


NEXT UP ........ The Dining room, so stay tuned

See ya 😃

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    1. Hi Fabiola
      thanks for your comment, I do my best to make it look elegant, so I'm very happy to hear that it turned out that way
      Bye
      Dany

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  2. A good tip regarding sticking the finished floor to the wood double-sided tape. I'm going to file that info away for future use. :D
    Meanwhile, I have really enjoyed your Mountfield living room. The arrangement is conversational and the florals on the walls and furniture really give this room a feminine and relaxed atmosphere. Although the color of the cabinet is hard to clearly discern, I applaud your painting it dark violet, which is a lovely accent color with the pale greens in the wallpaper and your soft furnishings! Very Pretty!

    elizabeth

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    1. Thanks for your comment, loved it :-) ..... I really love to share my experiences with other miniature lovers, and it's always helpful to see what tricks others come up with, don't you think ? I'll post a new picture of the cabinet, hope that the beautiful color will come out better this time
      See you on Pinterest :-), bye for now
      Dany

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  3. I love your pretty and cosy miniature sitting room, especially the clock you made.

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    1. Hi Kate, thank you for your nice comment ..... check out my DIY section over the next days, I'll be posting a few new tips
      The wall clocks are really easy and fun projects
      Bye for now :-)
      Dany

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    1. Hi Pilar ... thanks for commenting, allthough I do not aways understand everything :-)
      Bye
      Dany

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