Dollhouse Project – Plastered Walls and Ceiling

No, they’re not drunk 🙂

Plaster was a regular wall covering back in the day, and it was a useful thing since it helped fill in chinks in brick and stone as well as making the walls and ceiling look nice. The plaster was covered in a lime wall to help it look white, and I’m guessing to help protect the plaster as well. I’ll have to do some more research and get back to you.

I’m using joint compound and a craft trowel which is very small and not that easy to use to make a ceiling and walls that look like they’ve been plastered.

I now have a proper ruler and exacto knife to go with my other tools. I’m using a lot of what I have on hand as I have other things I need my money for….

The first thing I did was measure out the first room’s walls and ceiling, the wine cellar, and cut out thin pieces of cardboard to fit over them.

The piece with the white smeared on it is the back wall. I had thought about painting them before plastering, but I decided not to.

These three need to be sanded down to get rid of the lines from the trowel – hopefully – and I have one more wall to do before moving on to the painting. I’m going to do a wash of white acrylic paint and mod podge before I put them all into the dollhouse.

It’s not a lot of progress from the last time I talked about this project, and I will be doing more as the year progresses. This is a long term project as I’m learning and I go along. I plan to make as much as I can by hand too so there will be plenty to share with you as time goes on.

I hope you will continue with me on this journey and feel free to make comments, suggestions and give me ideas for things. It’s not going to be completely realistic, but I’m doing my best.

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!


2 thoughts on “Dollhouse Project – Plastered Walls and Ceiling

  1. In this room, and all the rooms on the Ground Floor getting the plaster, white will be the color. I talked to a professional about the plaster, and I was told to go with three coats of paint to cover up the color of the joint compound I’m using as my “plaster.” If I don’t, the compound dries an off white that looks dingy – it does too,

    I’ll be adding a little bit of gray pigment powder in the corners towards the ceiling to give it an aged look as well as add some depth to the walls and ceiling once it’s all in place.

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