This is the way it came to me. Bare wood, no doors or windows or anything else really.
So I had to start removing all the old wallpaper from inside in order to start from a blank slate.
It got it's name "Bell Tower House" because I bought it in Bell Florida and it's a tower so...
It came with only one overhang and balconies o I had to figure out how to match the top piece.
There are pics further down in the post to show how those turned out.
I wanted an old plaster / brick exterior.
You have to put it on thick if you want it to crack
I had one bay window in stock, I made
the rest of the windows and doors from scratch.
I worked on a couple interiors at the same time.
There are 16 rooms in total and for the most part
they're all same size.
I painted the floor a pale pink and then added
some paint chips I already had to make it
look like an old terrazzo floor.
I made this floor look like a marble floor.
I used foam board that I put lots of creases in
just by bending it here and there. I added several
colors of blue and while it was still damp I used
a rag to lift and maneuver the color.
There was one original overhang and I used it to make three more.
I made the smaller ones for some of the windows and doors
on the sides of the building. Needed character!
I used heavy white card stock for this floor but
I sprayed it with clear to make it shiny.
I made these dormers for the rooftop. It drastically needed
something up there and this is what I came up with. I could
have bought them already made but I didn't. Getting that angle for the
roof pitch wasn't easy for me but they all managed to come out good.
For the roof, I used old vertical blinds cut to
size, glued them on and painted with a copper finish.
This is one of my favorite rooms. I love the bright
contrast of the white floor and the pink walls.
This is still a work in progress and probably always will be.
I just love this thing.