authentic finish to doll's house exterior

@shelagh77 (3643)
February 2, 2007 11:09pm CST
Just finished your doll's house and want it to look just-so? Try gluing (PVA glue) the grit which is used to add to bird feed to the outside walls or paths and this gives the appearance of gravel or pebbledashing.
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@rainbow (6763)
3 Feb 07
Where did that come from, are you making a dolls house? had a farmhouse when I was a litte girl, it had tudor logs painted on it.
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@shelagh77 (3643)
1 Jul 07
Other half does not make toys any longer as he concentrates on building, landscaping and furniture restoration but he has done his share of dollies houses and he knots lots of tips!
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@rainbow (6763)
2 Jul 07
Thanks for the best response, I loved that farm house, shame my little boys don't really like that kind of thing, lol. I don't like dolls eyes, the animals and teddys were good though. I suppose my fdays of dolls houses are over, sigh.
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@shelagh77 (3643)
3 Jul 07
Well, one day you may be a grandma and the house will come in useful but until then think "merchandising" and you can design and play with dolls houses to your hearts content and nobody can stop you or say it is a waste of time, providing it is in the business plan. See, I aint all hard work lol.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
3 Feb 07
boy you have more info than I need me making doll house ? lol
@shelagh77 (3643)
3 Feb 07
You would be surprised, very surprised! I am very into self sufficiency and although I am too mucked up physically to do as much as I used to I still have the mine of useless information lol. It is my other half, who is a builder with specialism in joinery, who can make a dolls house. At the moment he is working on oil paintings as his hobby, and selling a few too, and when we finally get our shed back (long story!) he is going to restart restoring old wooden furniture. You could make a dolls house if you wanted to, but I bet you have lots of other hobbies :-)