I am having such a wonderful time building a dollhouse for my granddaughter. After a long day at work it is nice to spend the evenings relaxing and working on the dollhouse. I have made huge amounts of progress and I have really enjoyed the time spent designing it for her. Today I will share how I added the attic eave trim pieces.
Here is how I added the trim pieces for the eaves:
To add the trim on the eaves I first painted the 3/4″ trim pieces and the 3/16″ trim pieces.
Next, I cut the trim pieces at an angle to match the pitch of the roof. To match the pitch of the roof I first made a template with a paint stirrer. Having a template ensured that I had the correct angle for every trim piece. Once the trim pieces were cut I glued and taped them in place on all three eaves: the front, left, and right.
Then, I added 3/4″ trim pieces around the window in the front. I notched it out to fit around the window.
Next, I attached the 3/16″ trim along the edges. I painted the 3/16″ side trim pieces black because it really pops against white trim and will compliment my dark shingles.
Lastly I attached the 3/16″ yellow trim pieces across the top to cover the two pieces that meet above the window and on the sides.
I am very happy with the eaves and think that the trim pieces really make the eaves and give it a complete look.
Now that the attic eave trim pieces are complete I just have to cement on the shingles and add the railings. The goal is to have the outside of the dollhouse complete for Christmas. Then together as a family we can finish the inside of the dollhouse. I am looking forward to completing the inside of the dollhouse with my granddaughter’s input.Google+