Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Let there be light...

Finally got lights all the main lights in the 1930's glam townhouse.  I did my first attempt at soldering to lengthen some of the wires.  Took me forever to get it right but I was pretty proud of myself!  Can't wait to try it out on some wire furniture!

I also used the "How to light a front opening dollhouse" from the Greenleaf Website on the front porch.  I was pleasantly surprised when it worked.

 The Living room...

The Bedroom and Dressing room...
I'm on a roll now.  Hopefully, I have more to show soon!


  1. Hi, I hope you dont mind, I just *had* to blog a picture from this post because I really love what you have done with the place! I credited you in the text and the photo links back. Was too inspired to not immediately reblog you!

  2. How nice to see something new from your house.
    The light works very well.
    I look forward to your next steps.

  3. Oh Wow! Now come do mine! The house already looks fabulous!!


  4. La luz es mi asignatura pendiente, tu trabajo precioso¡¡¡, un beso.

  5. Fabulous Heather!!! It looks really great! I just love the living room- it's so grand looking :)

  6. Heather, You must feel so chuffed!! Proud!! I haven't attempted lighting yet although I will need to figure it out someday!! You did great! This is going to be fun watching you decorate this house!

  7. Te ha quedado preciosa!
    Un abrazo

  8. Felocidades!! Te esta quedando muy bonita. Un beso

  9. Wow! looks brilliant and precious!!

  10. I love it! It realy looks great.

    I hope you don't mind a sugestion about soft soldering. I have no idea what you used to solder your wires for the lighting but you might find another kind of solder much better for other purposes. Buy yourself a little kit called STAY-BRITE. It has both the flux and the solder in it. It is a small kit. If you don't use too much flux (more tan what is actually needed) it will last you a long time.

    Keep a wet paper towel near by to keep the areas cool you have already soldered. You don't want your joints coming apart while you work on other areas.

    I have held the piece in my hand with a wet paper towel while I soldered in another place. Also keep a strip of wood handy to press down with in some places you want to hold while you are working.

    A cup full of baking soda water to dip the piece in after you finish a joint. That will neutralize the acids in the flux. Also good for cleaning off the ceramic tile you can use to solder on.

    Catherine XXX