Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Creating a Low VOC Dollhouse or Roombox, Part 2

The kitchen

A few days after writing my last post, I had to remove the roombox from my office 
and return it to the garage as the chemicals off-gassing from the plywood were 
making me sick.  The sealer that I used did greatly reduce the fumes, 
but unfortunately, it was not enough.  :( 

I was really disappointed and took a few days to contemplate my very 
limited options and then decided to build a dollhouse out of foamcore. I hope 
I'll be able to make it strong enough to last a long time. 

So far I have the kitchen mostly completed and have ordered the wallpaper for 
the adjoining dining room.  I'm very excited about the progress and will post 
 pics as the process moves along.  In the meantime, do you notice the 
black fridge?  The outside is almost finished and I'll be writing about the 
transformation in a future post.  Until then, happy mini-making, everyone.  
I'm looking forward to catching up on what ya'll have been up to soon.  :)


  1. Your kitchen is fabulous. I like the color.
    Bye Fabyy

    1. Thank you! I'm in the process of repainting all of the appliances black and I haven't decided for sure whether or not I like it better than the almond color I originally planned. We shall see... :)

  2. Whims, I have a foam core roombox that I made several years ago. Not even moving it back and forth to the libary damaged it. It's as sturdy as my rooms.

    Also, your kitchen is looking great!

    1. De, that's good to know! And thank you. :) I don't plan on moving this one much, if at all, but I am thinking it will be about 40" wide, 9" deep, and 3 stories high. I'm making it double and triple thick though, so hopefully that will help make it sturdy enough. We shall see.... ;)