Dollhouse Fireplace and the Real Thing

This dollhouse is turning out to have features from several of our real houses. Yesterday I made a fireplace modeled after the fireplace in our Idlewild house.  I still need to add the mantel and the picture of the Virgin of Guadalupe and logs, of course.

I used a modeling compound made from toothpaste, white glue, corn starch and water. I got the color with food coloring added to the compound and then rubbed some paint that we used to do the dollhouse roof to make it look more stone like.  And threw in a few real ashes for realism.

Jim has been painting and cutting and nailing and there will be more photos soon.

6 thoughts on “Dollhouse Fireplace and the Real Thing

  1. You have, once more, blown me away with your creativity. This would never, ever cross my mind. Can't wait to see the finished project.

  2. Angela, I made them large and put one to the left and one to the right. it doesn't look like they are side by side in the page I'm working on but in preview it does. There was type in the middle so I had to keep hitting return until it was under the photo on the left. Then it came out like above.

  3. When I was about 8 years old and my sisters were 5, my father started an elaborate dollhouse. He made a real stone fireplace for it and real wood siding. For some reason, he never finished it, and it sat in the basement for more than 30 years until he gave it away.

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