Follow the building progress of my Mountfield dolls house from the Dolls House Emporium.

This is my second dolls house; the first one was built from a cheap kit bought from Ebay and completed about eight years ago. Although my friends enjoyed poking their noses in through the windows to see what was inside, I just had a feeling I could do an awful lot better.

This is house number two; my attempt at improving upon house number one. I hope you enjoy it.

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Friday, 22 April 2011

Bricking It.

 Take a few sheets of fine sandpaper...

...paint them brick colours...
...then cut each sheet into 644 tiny little bricks.

I wanted to achieve a better look than simple brick wallpaper and although I was exceedingly tempted by the fantastic real brick slips that are available from Richard Stacey, I wanted to keep my costs to a minimum.

As long as you remember to paint the wall in a mortar colour before beginning to stick the "bricks" on so that any tiny spaces between the bricks look like real mortar, it's an excellent compromise.

Having spent six hours making the bricks, it took a further two hours to brick below the lower bay window.  (But well worth all the time and effort.)

1 comment:

Sandra from Sydney said...

Good solution - and enormous patience! And of course the brick slips wouldn't go too easily around the bay window whereas the sandpaper bricks fit really smoothly. You've done a great job.