October 2013: F.Y. I.
Updated Arthur renos for this doll's house are entitled " GREEN DOLPHIN STREET" and include some tutorials as well as photos of upgraded rooms :D
|Here again is the Arthur "as is" from the thrift store. It's a cute little house but I needed to make some changes.|
|pretty beat up|
|I blocked up the teeny tiny windows on both sides. They make no sense in practical application|
|This is the house stripped down just before I removed the ugly porch and re-cut the door and window openings.|
Look at the size of these giant hinges! They were hot glued to the wall in great blobs and were very difficult to remove. I think that this kit was given to a young child and so it didn't matter what it looked like just so long as it stood up to the rough play. Speaking of rough play, the first christmas that I can recall was where my dad had put together a toy barn and silo that he built for us, his four preschool children. I had watched him busily at work on it for a long time and it was fabulous! He built it out of balsa wood and it was intact for perhaps minutes before we, his children, broke it right before his eyes. All that hard and meticulous work, destroyed. Why did he build it out of Balsa Wood in the first place, I ask? That was the last of
|An angled view of the Arthur with the new windows and door|
|Still can't decide if I want the upper window to have shutters?|
Hmmm, let me think ..... to be continued.