Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Ceilings And Trims

Oh Those Details....

In Case you need reminding, Dear Readers, I left you last week with my realization that this "Secret Christmas House" kit has no pre-printed decorative papers for the ceilings of these rooms! And if you know me at all, you will understand that I have trouble leaving the ceilings unadorned! So the first thing I did was begin to paint the ceiling of the "Library" with a lovely cloudy skyscape.

It is really difficult to take good photos of these tiny scale rooms, 
so I hope you can forgive the occasional blurry pictures!
The pre-printed floor paper is glued in next.
And then when I tried to add the printed papers for the walls, 
in this case the "floor-to-ceiling book cases", 
I really felt that they needed both a baseboard
 and a ceiling crown molding too!

I painted a border of gold along the edges of the ceiling 
and then added a gold strip to the top of the wall paper bookcases.
I had to cut and paste a little bit with the shelves 
so the books would not be half covered with the added trim. 
But I think it looks so much more realistic with the trim!

Then I did the same for the side wall with the false door to the other rooms.

It was only later that I realized I should have added the trim around the door too.

Maybe I can still add it in.... I think I will try!

Of course, as soon as the Teeny Tiny Dolls heard that 
there was a "Library" in one of the houses, 
Theodora and Halcyon had to come take a look!
They were rather impressed at the number of volumes.... 
and dismayed that it was all an illusion!
(They wanted "real" books!)
But there was still the "window wall" to be added, 
and that had its own layer of challenges!
The kit comes with the trim for the window interior as well as exterior 
and even a tiny pre-cut plexiglass window pane!
But figuring out just when which parts are attached is not so easy!
There is a chance that I got ahead of the plan, Dear Readers,
by starting to add the interior wall decoration 
before doing the exterior wall papering.... 
but I'm not sure.....!
The Instruction pictures don't really show
 when the "glass" windows are added. 
And the outer wall paper covers over a little of the window edge, 
so the windows probably should be attached first!
But before any of the windows get attached, 
I wanted to paint the edges of the openings
where the laser cutting scorched the wood.

If you look carefully you can see all the window openings 
have been painted white around the edges.

Here you can see it close-up! 
When the window pane is in place, 
you will be able to look in 
and see the Library bookshelves!

Well, Dear Readers, I can't believe it, 
but that is all I accomplished over the weekend!
Between the ceilings and the trims, 
I can tell this is going to take a bit longer that I thought it would! 
But it's those details.... all those lovely teeny 
tiny details that make this so much fun!


  1. Love how your library looks through the window. Perfect!.

    1. Hi Sheila! I love that view too! I am really glad the windows on this kit are so good, you will be able to see through them!

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    1. Hi Lea! I am enjoying this little kit! There is so much detail... and I haven't even gotten to the furniture yet!

  3. J'adore cette petite maison.
    Bonne semaine Betsy

    1. Hi Jean-Claude! This kit is being a lot of fun! It reminds me a tiny bit of your house....! :) Thank you for your comments!

  4. Betsy, I bow to your patience and tenacity to get all of those realistic details in there. It looks fab :0)

    1. Hi Pepper! It always amazes me once I get into the tiny scale, how much you can make! I just love seeing it become "three dimensional"! :)

  5. Oh oh Betsy, this is soooo you ;)! Adding trims and thinking about trims around the false doors too! But I fully agree with you, it's all in the details, who makes all the the fun of assembling/decorating this teeny tiny dollshouse :D!!
    Warm hug, Ilona

    1. Hi Ilona! Yes, all those Tiny Tiny details are so much fun! I really don't want to leave them out! And the ceilings just Have to be decorated! LOL!

  6. I think we all can tell a tale about the very little things consuming plenty of time... ;O) But it was really worth the effort and time, it looks so much better and realistic. And most important: It looks like your building now... Betsy-style!


    1. Hi Birgit! Yes, I think it would be a sure give-away about who made this when you see the painted ceilings! LOL! But they are really irresistible!!! And I am already so far behind schedule for this year... but I don't want to skip all the details! I think it will be one of those "maybe next Christmas..." projects! *sigh*

  7. The devil sure is in the details! How wonderful that you need to make everything perfect. I'm sure the little ladies will soon be able to find "real" books in the library, too.
    Sorry this comment is so late -

    1. Hi Mom! I am glad you have so much faith in my abilities! Yes... someday the tiny ladies will have their "real" books library! LOL!

  8. Hi Betsy! I tried days ago to leave a comment but nothing on my blogger was working, however now I'm on again and I can- go figure???
    Anyway, I want to tell you that I think that this tiny house is simply Amazing and the more of them you do the more detail you are able to incorporate which makes them even MORE fascinating to see! Your willingness go the EXTRA MILES because your results are Meticulously FABULOUS!
    Well Done Betsy - you are taking LITTLE to new Heights!!!♥


    1. Hi Elizabeth! I am so glad you got your blogger working again! I hate it when they do "updates" that just confuse us..... but I suppose we eventually get used to the new version...!
      I am having a lot of fun with this kit.... there is a lot of room for adding details, but it is beautifully detailed just the way it is. And the quality of all the parts is excellent! Just you wait.... there will be more!

  9. I love your little details, they make it look so much better. And yes, the smaller it is, the more work it is. Odd...;-)

    1. Hi Veronique! Yes, the tiny things use almost no materials... but lots of Time! But I am having a lot of fun with this scale! Still lots more to come!

  10. Wow you must have tons of patience lol. It does make it very realistic though and once you are having fun keep adding :-D. Wonderful tiny house.
    Hugs Maria

    1. Hi Maria! It is amazing how much time it takes to make something so tiny... but I am enjoying the process of adding to the details! It is a wonderful kit!

  11. Hi, Betsy - I know that you think you haven't accomplished much, but I think you've done a LOT on the tiny house, since the work (in my opinion) is so much harder and thus takes much more time. I admire your patience and persistence in attending to all the details; those teensy tiny details do make all the difference. It's a beautiful little house, and I'm sure will only grow more beautiful as you complete it.

    1. Hi Marjorie! I am amazed at how little I get done on this tiny project! But you still have to wait for paint and glue to dry.... and the tiny parts are hard to handle! But I am enjoying this scale and look forward to having "something" to show for all the work! LOL!