My house is finished!

...little work was required on this one. Two weeks ago I renewed my subscription to Dolls House Nederland. Last Wednesday I f...

...little work was required on this one.




Two weeks ago I renewed my subscription to Dolls House Nederland. Last Wednesday I found a lovely thank you gift in my mailbox, a 144 scale house kit. As I was a little bit stuck with my new 12th scale house, I decided to give the little kit a go.

The house reminded me of the houses I had seen in Broek in Waterland, a very pretty village close to Amsterdam. So I painted the house in a grey-blue colour which is common for the houses there. Once I had painted the house I realised the wooden tabs and slots now didn't fit together anymore. After a lot of fiddling and cutting down the tabs I decided to cut the tabs off and simply glue the house together.

I made a few changes to the house. I left the top floor out. The side wall with the window is now on the left side of the house. I decided to keep the right side open and to glue the gable to the front. On the front of the house the top half of the gable is added on, so I could change the shape of it. I changed the door a little and gave it a door frame. By adding moulding and frames (cut from acid free card stock) a little more depth was achieved which makes it a little bit more interesting to look at.

The final touch was the landscaping, I used model railroad materials for this.
It was a fun little project. I don't think I'l be starting on furnishing the house with 144th scale furniture any time soon though.

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36 comments

  1. It is really a cute house! I love the color.
    Did you like working in this scale?
    I agree about the furniture for these little houses. I rally had no intention of making any for the house I made either.

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  2. Es una maravilla de trabajo¡¡¡El color es precioso y el resultado es perfecto¡¡¡¡Felicidades

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  3. Hello Catherine!
    I have another 144th scale kit which has been in a drawer for many years, and I think it will stay in there for a few more years. I enjoyed working on this little project because it was so quick and fun. I didn't worry too much about getting it perfect because the material had many shortcomings.
    Your house is beautiful.

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  4. Hola Catherine
    Me gusta mucho tu casa y admiro tu casita, tan pequeña y tan bonita.
    Enhorabuena !!!
    Alicia

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  5. Lovely house Josje and so small size, my God!!! BUt thanks to have mentionned where you have found inspiration. It is really tiny but splendid and with the garden around it is really realistic. Doei, Claude

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  6. Josje, What a wonderful gift you received! I love how it turned out!! You really did such a nice job on it!

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  7. Wat is hij schattig!!!
    Ik was ook al aan het kijken wanneer mijn abonnement afloopt, was helemaal verliefd op het huisje.
    Groetjes sylvia

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  8. Es una preciosidad de casita. Gracias por compartirla.

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  9. What a precious and gorgeous house. The scenery around it is perfect.
    Geneviève

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  10. A fantastic result in this super mini size!!
    Beautiful!!

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  11. Perfection, Josje! I love how you added the landscaping -- it gives it a does of realism and warmth. You've inspired me to work on a 1:144 room box kit that I've had for ages!

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  12. no tengo palabras porque ya te lo han dicho todo fantastico trabajo

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  13. I love how you finished that little house,it looks very cute!!!And what a nice suprise from the magazin :-)!Jeannette

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  14. Zo Schattig!!!!
    wat heb je dat leuk gemaakt!!!

    fijne week
    groetjes Manuela

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  15. It is lovely, Josje, like all your work :-)

    Cheers,
    Elly(Amsterdam)

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  16. It turned out beautiful :) You did a great job and I love the way you added your own finishing touches :)

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  17. ontzettend mooi geworden! :) Die kleur blauw die je hebt gebruikt is prachtig!
    Groetjes, Anouk

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  18. The results are great. It looks really beautiful.

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  19. What a darling house! The color is beautiful and the landscaping is perfect. =)

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  20. I love this little house ... It has the charm of things done with patience, inspiration and care.
    Mini 1/144 hugs, Flora

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  21. Te ha quedado fabulosa. Enhorabuena!!!!

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  22. So beautiful. Well worth the subscription!

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  23. Your house is so cute Josje, your improvements have turned it into a little treasure. I don't think I would like to try and furnish it either, but it doesn't really need it.

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  24. Wat een schatje dat huisje! Mooi geworden hoor.

    Aurora

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  25. Wauw, je hebt er echt een prachtig huisje van gemaakt!!!!

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  26. Hallo Josje.Wat een poepie.
    Ik ga toch eens serieus nadenken om toch weer een abbonement te nemen.
    Je hebt er echt een plaatje van gemaakt.

    gr.Melissa

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  27. encuentro que es una escala tan difícil que apasiona ver estos trabajos, le quedo genial.
    un abrazo


    I find it so difficult to scale a passion to see these works, I'm cool.
    a hug

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  28. Such amazing detail in something so itsy bitsy ... entirely love how the vine climbs up the side, the lovely slope of the roof, and the placement of the windows. I may go blind just looking at it ... let alone trying to make one that small!

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  29. Oh my God...it is lovely house and so small:) I love it.
    - jaana-

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  30. Love love love this little house! You are making me want to make another one. I really do like the way you painted this one and the landscaping is perfect! :D

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  31. It is so lovely! I love your colors. What a pretty little property!

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  32. What a beautiful tiny house! I love the colours and the landscaping.

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  33. I found the link to your blog in a very old file in my Minis4all List. I have only managed to look at your 144th Scale house to-day but I will definitely be back to explore more - including the Gilding the Lily Video! Your 144th Scale house is delightful and I am enjoying working in this scale. Have only started blogging this year, still learning but really enjoying that too! Will be back soon! Annette

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    1. Thank you Annette, I hope you will enjoy some as my other posts as well. That was the only time I ventured into 144 scale. ~Josje~

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  34. it is so small and pretty *.* i adore it

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