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Choose before you build
There is no standard
Dollhouse windows and doors
come in all sizes. When building from plans or when modifying
a kit, keep in mind that there is no standard size for these
parts. Every manufacturer will vary a little bit in what they
offer. Be sure to buy at least one of every size dollhouse
windows you are going to use, and any doors you will be installing
before you start. This will allow you to cut the openings
to exactly the right size for the window or door you have
Install after painting
It is much easier to get a neat looking finish if the exterior
of the dollhouse is painted and the dollhouse windows and
doors are be pre-painted before they are installed. This keeps
the exterior color separate from the trim color, and you don't
have to worry about trying to keep one color off the other
If your dollhouse windows
have plastic panes in them, see if there is an easy way to
slide it out. If the plastic won't slide out, paint as carefully
around the edges as you can. When the paint is dry, you can
scrape it off the plastic panes with another piece of plastic
(like a small plastic drafting triangle). Plastic against
plastic should not scratch the pane, but be very careful anyway
and don't scrape too hard.
The plastic panes can be
removed and left out if that gives a more pleasing appearance
to you. Sometimes the plastic gets dirty or scratched, and
doesn't look like real glass. Windows without the panes are
always nice and clear.
Put a couple of coats of
paint on all the visible surfaces of the dollhouse windows
and doors. A good semi-gloss water soluble paint works well.
You can use interior house paint from the local paint store,
although you will tend to have a lot of paint left over.
Finish the inside
of the window
Once the dollhouse windows have been installed, they need
to have trim installed on the inside. This is easily done
using some scale trim pieces . First, be sure that the inside
of the dollhouse windows and the inside of the adjacent wall
are flush. The trim needs to fit straight across from the
side of the window or door to the wall. If needed, install
a thin strip of wood on the window frame, or the wall, which
ever needs to be built up. Be sure that this strip is even
with your trim edge to blend in with the entire installation
of dollhouse windows.
As with the outside, paint(or
wallpaper) the interior walls and paint the trim before you
install it. This is much easier to get a neat job by painting
before you assemble.
Painting and installing
the dollhouse windows and doors and making the interior trim
for all of them is a very time consuming job. It helps if
you break it down into several small steps and complete each
step before you move on to the next one. Work consistently
and you will be installing your last window trim piece before
you know it.