The very last thing I need right now is another project, but I came across this 1/2" scale Victorian house the other day at an antique mall and like Ado Annie in the musical Oklahoma, I couldn't say no. They were practically giving it away. I asked if the price tag was correct.
The colors are a little bold for me. The first order of business will be to tone down the red roof and probably select a more suitable color palette for the exterior instead of the stark white. I think I can turn this into a true Victorian Painted Lady!
The interior is pretty much a clean slate. The previous owner had started wiring it with copper tape. I had seen 1/2" scale projects here and there but had not really paid much attention to them. I had no idea there were so many components for this scale on the market.
The package came with so many little things - doors, door hardware, wood flooring, wallpaper, and a stair kit with railings.
It also has interior walls that can be placed and a wiring kit. There were also a few furniture kits tucked inside.
The other pieces that caught my eye in the bag of goodies that came with this, are some pretty great fireplaces, a canopy crib, and a Bespaq plant stand and an ornate carved piece of wood - possibly a cornice piece for window coverings or over a door. I had never really thought about tackling a 1/2" scale project, other than my antique pieces. Maybe I can use it for my Tootsie Toy collection?