Sunday, February 6, 2011

February 5th - Day 36/329 days to go!

I got home earlier than I thought yesterday and while I didn't do too much on the dollhouse, I did do a little sanding on the mansard roof supports. I can see that this is going to be anything but fun. I will, however, while I am sanding, try to remember that this is just a small part of the project and that it will take me one step closer to the finished result. I will keep saying to myself...."this is one less piece I have to sand" and hopefully brain wash myself into happy thoughts.

I don't remember if I mentioned it or not, but when I ordered my lights for the dollhouse, I also order a stove. I knew that it would need a it got here since the cooking surface is too toy like and not realistic enough but I was a little shocked when I took the stove out of the box. It is like a stove on steriods! It's huge! So between sanding tomorrow, I'm going to....bash it. No, not with a hammer though that is also a possibility depending on how things go. But I'm going to make it less deep, narrower....and change the colour. This huge black stove isn't what I have in mind for the kitchen. I love the design of the stove just not the size, colour, or cook top area.

And that brings me to scale size. Over the years I have noticed that 1/12th scale comes in a range of sizes. There is small one inch and there is big one inch. I tend to try to stay in the smaller end of the scale. I've also noticed that the bigger one inch scale seems to be getting even bigger that it used to be. This stove that I bought is a perfect example of that.


  1. I would love to see how you do this bash of the stove , I know more pictures for you to take but it would be interesting for me to know how you do this. I know I have had things I would love to bash but afraid to do it. Where on earth do you start with your stove?
    Snowing here today what is it doing up your way?

  2. Tell me about it. I have had some real postal disasters! Which is why my current project is going to have a crammed and dusty attic full of pieces of unwanted furniture!

  3. pls post about your stove bash. I have the same stove as you & would love to see what & how you do it!
    hugs Karin