Here is the log dollhouse my Dad built for me when I was already a Granny – because he could still see the “little girl” inside me.
Sadly, this precious house got broken in the last move, and I had nowhere to safely repair it. I had a few minutes of absolute panic when I thought I lost some of the pieces, but then I calmed down and looked at it like a puzzle and organized all the pieces correctly.
First, I organized all the tools to make the repairs. I used the wooden dowels to add support to the corners where the roof rests.
After cutting the wood pieces to reinforce the loghouse, I painted them. Not an exact match.
Mrs. Munchkin supervised the repairs. I managed not to paint her! lol
You can see the painted pieces reinforcing the walls and the unpainted ones for the door frame. Have ordered some more wood to finish off the reinforcements so the house will (hopefully) never come apart again.
Here is the house all back together, waiting for further reinforcements. Lovely to have it out of the box and be able to enjoy it. Already have a friend eager to help me set up the furniture and other items Dad made for this wonderful house!
Although we downsized a lot moving here (2600 to 900 square feet), I made sure I had great studio space to work on things that are important to me – like repairing Dad’s house. My work table has a beautiful view of the lake and lots of natural light. Looking forward to lots more projects!