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Kom theMid-Qctcirer 197 By issue of Woman’s Day A*‘Dream of a*Dollhouse To°Build Hore are directions and diagrams for making the dollhouse furniture and accessories complete in this booklet. Separate pull-out sheets contain the detailed assembly diagrams and step-by-step directions for building the dolthouse, A dream of a dollhouse to make and a project for the entire family. ‘Soprigh 1878 by Faween Pubieations in. % Top ViEW OF KITCHEN Z ~ y 7% GENERAL DIRECTIONS BASIC MATERIALS Besides the found objects mentioned throughout the directions, you will need to buy certain basic materials, Fine-grained wood such as clear sugar pine for large furniture pieces as the painted chest, 3-wall living room unit or buffet, We laminated various thicknosses to get the right depth instead of using largor, coarser-grained pine, ‘White glue for attaching wood to wood. Apply to both surfaces, and when tacky, put pieces together. Epoxy for attaching plastic, glass or metal. Clear cement, or in some instances a super-strength clear cement, is recommonded for attaching certain plas- tics or metals to wood surfaces ‘Spray adhesives for attaching light-weight fabrics to another fabric or for attaching felt or paper to floors. ‘Rubber cement for working with euede-like fabrics used to upholster chairs. Dowols of various diameters for chair legs, rungs, lamp poles and the like. Lattice (3/18") for countertops, sofa and armchair. Plywood (¥4") is generally available in small quantities in oraft and hobby shops. Balsa wood Is generally available from craft shops or art-supply stores. Redwood (1 x 6) is cut down for the terrace furniture. ‘Spray paints or glossy enamels aro best for the shiny finish on the kitchen appliances. ‘Acrylic paints, thinned with water, are used throughout the house and ‘are especially quick-to-dry and easy to work with. Pigmented shellac to prime all surfaces to be painted, HELPFUL TOOLS AND HOW-TO TIPS. Invaluable is a miniature electric drill such as Dremel's Moto-Tool, for driling lead holes for wire brads used in furniture pieces. ‘A tiny clamp or a spring-type clothespin for holding ‘small pieces comes in handy too. We found we could hold many pieces by fitting them between two blocks of wood, putting spacers between furniture legs and wrapping with ubberbands. However, by making saw cuts to fit parts, into (such as the paper-clio legs for the vanity stool and the side balusters for the crib) and by letting white glue get tacky before attaching parts, you'll have no difficulty holding the parts together until dry. ‘A coping or fine-toothed blade on a bench saw that has litte oF no tooth set will keep sanding to a minimum. ‘A belt sandor carofully clamped In a vise is helpful for evening surfaces or simply tape sandpaper to a flat sur- face and rub the piece over it. BLOCK FURNITURE As described earlier, we recommend using the finer- grained clear pine in 3/16" lattice and 7/16” and 94” sizes ‘and laminated pieces to the desired thickness. Use wall- Joint compound to fill in any defects, then sand smooth land dust. To make doors and drawers, use either strips of thin cardboard or balsa wood glued in place. Aiso, shallow cuts made by running block across a table saw blade Cteates other types of doors and drawors. For pulls use staples, beads, map tacks or wooden swab sticks (not the Cotton-tipped kind but longer plain ones available in art- supply stores). PAINTINGS AND POSTERS Your collector's instinct will help you here. As you I through magazines and glossy-paper catalogs, look for advertisements offering reproductions of paintings or posters, Often the picture of the reproduction is just the Fight size for the wall of your dollhouse. Another source are museum reproduction posteards. All our paintings and posters are mounted on Bristol board backing, cut to the same size of the picture. Attach pleture to backing with rubber cement. Cut small spacer Strips and cement to back of mounted picture. Attach paintings and posters to wall with tabs of double-taced Yape on spacer strips, (Note: Although all the paintings land posters shown are unframed, you might cut strips ‘of balsa wood, paint them and use them to frame your painting.) PLANTS ‘You can use dried material throughout in the various wooden planter boxes, thimble flowerpots or bottle caps, ‘or you can use succulents in live arrangements. To use dried material, spray it lightly with hair spray to keep it Intact through repeated handlings. Wedge a small piece of plastic-foam in container and stick dried ma- terial into foam to hold it in place. ‘To make a live arrangement with succulents (there are many miniature varieties that lend themselves to the scale of a dollhouse), line wooden container with aluminum foil. Use a sandy cactus potting soil to plant succulent. To water plant, use an eysdropper. The succulent should keep for several months and when it becomes too large, replace it with a cutting or another type. For parquat floors, set up a cutting jig of cardboard ‘and metal ruler to cut 1” veneer tape into 1” square (On heavy cardboard, tape a metal ruler in place, then 1" from ruler and parallel to It, glue down strip of card- board, Slip veneer tape under ruler and against edge of ‘cardboard, Press down ruler and tape to cut tape with utility knife, Move cardboard cutting surface frequently so that worn cutting line will not alter size of 1” squares. Referring to Drawing 1, Floors on sheet 2, mark start- ing lines in living room for parquet. Coat a2" x 2" area at starting lines with glue. Also coat backs of four oak squeres with glue, Position squares along lines, making sure to alternate grain of abutted squares to simulate parquet flooring. Work out from lines towards walls throughout ower level. At some walls, tim squares to fit. Repeat to put down parquet in the master bedroom. To finish parquet, brush on 2 coats of white shellac, sanding lightly between coats; let dry. Cut long % wide strips from oak veneer for baseboards; glue strips: in plac TABLE OF CONTENTS page Bathrooms vs 7 Dining Room one Entry Hall a 3 Front Door Piantor 3 Gallery .. concn VO Garage : 4 General Directions : cunt} Grounds . is Pull-out sheets House Construction Pull-out sheets Kitchen “ 10 Living Room 4 Master Bedroom so 18 Nursery 18 Terrace . 12 were ith wc regwood ond piece we the x 113K redwood | ra redwood aide seco PLANTER were agwood end rae oe ex weaiNe Arado side frame ~ Tecwood 3 ame a we eee reawood on tram Yer TH Fecwood end lip piace tare {4" x 11H" redwood podertal base SIZE: 1%" high x 194” wide x 117%" long MATERIALS: 5’ of Yo" x 2" redwood, ripped from %" stock; white glue; wire brads. Following diagram, cut 1” x 28" piece from redwood and using table sav, make grooved saw cuts across width for side and end pieces of planter. Cut sides and fond pieces to size. Cut remaining planter parts from red- wood. Assemble planter as shown with glue and brads; let dry. Sand planter smooth, Refer to the General Directions for planting, SAREE RRR vt ROUND RUG SIZE: Approximately 43%"-diameter. MATERIALS: Small amounts of fingering-weight yarn in orange (0) and rust (R) or desired colors; steel crochet hook No. 2 (or Canadian hook No. 1) or the size that will sive you the correct gauge GAUGE: 6 rnds = 1";6 so— 1". Starting at center with O, ch 2. Yst md: Work 10 se in 2nd ch from hook.(Note: Do not join, but mark beg of each rd.) 2nd tnd (ine rnd): Work 2 sc in each sc around (20 sc). 3rd end: Work even in pattern. 4th rnd (ine md): Inc 10 sc evenly around (90 sc). Repeat 3rd and 4th rds twice more; then repeat 3rd md once more, Break off 0. Piece should measure 23%” saa in diameter. {oth md: With R make Ip on hook. Repeat th rnd, Break oft (60 sc), ‘Mth and 12 mds: With © repeat rd and 4th md. Break oft, ‘ath and 14th mds: With R 80). PAINTED CHEST SIZE: 134” wide x 236” high x 2%” long, MATERIALS: 514” piece %4" x 1%” clear pine; 2%" piece 1%”-diameter halt-round molding; 1¥” x 1%" clasp ‘and one pair %” x %4" hingos, miniature hardware; Ys ‘wide red chart tape, available from art supply stores; primer; acrylic paint; white glue. Following diagram, cut 44” x 1¥2" pine Into two 2%” pleces and glue together for 1%" thickness. Trim chest base to 1%” width, Sand base and half-round molding place for top smooth. Prime and paint chest pieces; let dry. Following manu- facturer’s directions, install clasp and hinges on chest as shown, Decorate chast with strips of %" red tape ¥4” from all edges on front, top and sides as in photograph. peat Grd and 4th rd (80 ENTRY HALL conta ine 194"-dlanaior haroura me pine Tromt | r00r COAT RACK SIZE: %"-deep x 34” high x 2%” long MATERIALS: %” x 2%” ploco %" thick balsa wood; ‘screw-on type earting findings; three %"-diameter wooden beads; double-faced tape; clear cement, Following diagram and using wire cutters, cut off screw knob of earring findings. Equally space, center and cement ‘earring bases to balsa wood strip; let dry, Cement a bead ‘on cut off end of each earring as shown. Use double-faced tape to attach coat rack to wall tiny wooden bead nxser x2u" wood back place PLANTER SIZE: 116" x 1%" X17". MATERIALS: 2" piece %4” x 1¥2” pine lattice; 5 square plece 1%” plywood; white glue; small bunch of dried ‘material; small chunk of plastic-foam. Following diagram, mark and cut four 172" x 15&” sides and one 134” x 136" floor pieces from $e" plywood. Cut fand trim pedestal base and comer blocks from pine lattice. Sand all cut edges. ‘Assemble side plecos around floor and add corner blocks; hold construction temporarily square with rubber band until dry. Remove rubber band. Glue pedestal piece in place. Add plastic-foam to hold dried material and ar- range attractively. erenan te plywood floor weg pine Soha oe N N. plywood sides GAME TABLE SIZE: 296” x 246" x 218". MATERIALS: 7” plece ¥%" x 2" pine lattice; white glue; primer; acrylic paint; %'-wide black and \'-wide red chart tapes. Following diagram, cut table top and four strips to frame top from pine lattice. Also cut four legs. Glue frame around, top piece leaving notched comers for legs. Referring to assembly detail glue legs in position and use tempora Spacers and rubberband to Keep tablo square while glue dries. Remove bands and spacers. Drill lead holes and ‘add wire brads at corners for strength. ‘Sand table smooth. Prime and paint; let dry. For check- cerboard, lightly mark in pencil a centered 142” square on table top. Cover area with abutted strips of tape, then with mat knife cut a checkerboard of 64 squares on tape sur- face and remove every other square. Frame checkerboard with strips of 4" wide red tape. We ae 150 He" 2" 22" pi bate tr temporary spacere pangs Hr 2" x27 pine lattice able top GAME CHAIR SIZE: Approximately 112” x 136" x 276". MATERIALS: For each chair: 2” square piece %” hard- wood; 8" piece %"-diameter dowel; scrap cardboard: sorap needlepoint canvas; white glue; wire brads; primer; acrylic paint. Following cutting diagram, center and mark a 156" square on 2" hardwood square. With Y&"-diameter bit, drill, a hole through each corner as indicated. Cut seat to size. Cut front and back logs from ¥4" dowel. Round one end Of each leg. Glue front legs in place with Ya” of rounded fend protruding up towards seat. Add back legs; let dry. For extra strength, drill lead hole through legs into seat ‘and drive a wire brad in, Cut back slats from cardboard, rounding ends. Glue slats in place. ‘Sand chair smooth. Prime and paint chair; let dry. Cut 1%" square of needlepoint canvas and glue centered on chair seat to simulate caning We" x 4" caraboard ‘beck slate wire brads wre cies Wargwood 8 ive needlepoint canvas on seat 10 multe caring me r-diamoter ‘dowel 19s. harawood for chal eoat ‘hon out oat to a6, exing ator SUEDE SLING CHAIR SIZE: 2" x 2" x 256". MATERIALS: 4” piece ¥%4” x 1%” pine lattice; 9° of %4"- diameter dowel; scrap suede-like fabric: primer; white ‘glue: acrylic paint; wire brads; rubber cement. Following diagram, cut all chair legs and rungs from lattice and dowel, Assemble pairs of front then back legs. with dowel rungs with glue and using temporary spacers. Check that legs are square and reinforce joints with wire brads as indicated, (Note: Predrll lead holes for brads.) ‘Assemble leg pairs with side rungs with glue and wire brads, Prime and paint chair frame; let dry. To add suede, refer to cutting pattern and cut out @ paper pattern first to tostit on chalr frame; adjust if necessary. Using pattern, cut out suade-like fabric sling. Algo cut two arm strips as indicated. Position sling and brush rubber cement on wrap-around excess at sides, front and back edges. Pross excess to underside. Cut small pieces of fabric to cover edges of wrap-around on seat and back; cement to underside. Cement arm strips in place. [+a Task eae w 1 Rear View suede ating we T Sting Patera for ‘Sued Chale bese 4" 43" oem "9"-ciame sera" ool uno PLASTIC COFFEE TABLE SIZE: 114" high x 2” wide x 5" long. MATERIALS: ¥2" x 2° x 5” plastic lid from acrylic paint package or other suitable plastic lid; 3° piece %" x 174” pine; scrap silver self-adhesive vinyl; dobule-face tape. Cut four 3%” x 36” x 1%" legs from pine, checking that fog fits the recess in top as indicated on diagram. Sand legs smooth and cover each with self-adhesive vinyl, including top and bottom surfaces, Cut a small piece of double-tace tape to cover ond of leg and position each log in top, We xz x6 plastic tid MAGAZINE RACK SIZE: 1147 wide x 196” high x 17%" long. MATERIALS: 3" piece ',” x 1%" pine lattice; 10” pleco ve'-diameter dowel; 112” x 374” piece needlepoint canvas with 12 meshes per inch; scraps of two colors needlepoint yarn; whi ‘masking tape. For rack frame, mark and cut legs and rungs from lattice and dowel as indicated on diagram. Assemble pairs of Tegs with short end rung pieces and glue. Check that legs are square and let dry. Assemble frame with side rungs as shown; lot dry. ‘You can either make a needlepoint sling for magazine rack or use fabric, Our needlepoint was hall-cross stitch, alternating colors with each stitch. Cut canvas larger than required and needlepoint an 11" x 3Y%" area. Fold In raw edges and tape to wrong side with masking tape. Wrap eedlepoint around magazine rack as indicated, tape inside to hold. If using fabric, fold raw edges to ‘inside and attach sling to frame as described for needlepoint. ‘Make tiny newspapers and magazines from full-size colored pictures and newspaper sheets. Cut several small pleces, fold in half and staple pages together at fold. "dam ‘owal tnge aan ain needlepoint ‘ing ‘Side View Hon x2" x24" Bine arm pce ame ar Miah co a xa Melle Stn wena x0 facta Mor 2 x2" Bin fatice arm place PINE SOFA SIZE: 2¥2” high x 2%" wide x 7” long. MATERIALS: 18” plece %" x 2¥2" pine lattice; 2%" x 6%” piece Ye" plywood; linen-like fabric; very thin poly- urethane foam or Dacron polyester batting; small amount of Dacron polyester stuffing; matching thread; wire brads; white glue; clear polyurethane (optional). Following diagram, mark and cut all sofa piaces from lattice. Cut a piece of thin foam or batting to cover ¥2" plywood seat base as shown. Wrap and secure padding ‘staples around base, then cover with fabric. Assemble back, sides and bottom piece with glue and wire brads as shown. If desired, brush on a protective finish of poly- Urethane on wooden sofa frame; let dry. Glue upholstered ‘seat base in place on sofa frame. Put aside. ‘Make a long and puffy 2¥" x 6%" seat cushion and three 1%” x 2" back cushions from linen-like fabric as in photograph. Stulf cushions and close up openings. Ar- range cushions on sofa. PINE ARMCHAIR SIZE: 2¥" high x 27%” wide x27" long. MATERIALS: 12” piece %." x 214" pine lattice; 3” piece ¥%" plywood; thin polyurethane foam or Dacron pol ester batting; small amount of Dacron polyestar stuffin linensike fabric; matching thread; wire brads; white glue; clear polyurethane (optional). Following diagram, mark and cut all chair pieces from lattice. Cut 36” x 214" x 2¥%” seat base from ¥2" plywood. Sx 2a" x24" — Bie arm pieces as ee ise seat Bore ome x2" ‘ates bottom Pad and cover seat base as described for Pine Sofa ‘and as shown. Assemble chair frame with glue and brads. It desired apply a protective finish of polyurethane to chair frame; lot dry. Glue upholstered seat baso in place. Put aside. Make a 2¥2" x 2¥%" puffy seat cushion and a 1%" x 2%” back cushion from linen-like fabric as in photograph. Stuff cushions and close up openings. Arrange cushions on chair. GRANDFATHER CLOCK SIZE: %4” deep x 134" wide x 6%" high. MATERIALS: 82” piece %4” x 1%" pine; X'-diameter reed, available from most craft and hobby supply stores; 1%”-diameter white plastic pill bottle cap; scraps of silver and black self-adhesive vinyl; white glue; double-faced tape. Following diagram, mark 1¥2" x 12" square at one end of 6¥2” long pine block. Cover this area with a square of self-adhesive black vinyl ‘Cut @ length of reed and soak in warm water for 30 minutes. Drain reed and stretch lengths out straight on 1¥4"-lametr i bole eap for clock ‘toe cover block with (diameter a scrap lumber, using staples to hold ends down; allow to partially dry. Using mat knife cut short lengths of reed to frame black area for clock face as in diagram. Center a strip of double-faced tape on each side, then glue reed pieces in place. Miter ends of remaining reed pieces to Cover lower front and sides of clock. For clock face, use white cap and cut tiny slivers of black vinyl for 12, 3, 6 and 9 o'clock positions as in dia- gram. Cut clock hands from silver vinyl. Center and glue clock face on black area of clock. BLUE PARSON'S TABLE fox wr cane Me ‘table top Ho xr x51" Bie sie Tame it a le ona rama Hex ind lege SIZE: 1%" wide x 2%" high x 6” long. MATERIALS: 6” piece %" x 41%" pine; white glue; wire brads; primer; acrylic paint. Following diagram, cut table top, framing and legs from pine. Glue frame around top piece leaving notched comers {or lags, Referring to assembly detall, page 4, glue legs in position and use temporary spacers and rubberbands to keep table square while glue dries. Remove bands and spacers. Drill lead holes and add wire brads at corners for strongth, Sand table smooth. Prime and paint; let dry. END TABLE 1%" high. Ye" x 1%2" pine lattice; 114” high shaped wooden knob (see diagram) or wooden thread pool; white glue; primer; acrylic paint Foliowing diagram, mark and cut 1%"-diameter top and 1%4"-dlamotor subtop from pine lattice. Glue subtop cen- tered on top, then glue to knob or spool base. ‘Sand table smooth. Prime and paint; let dry. 1¥8"-diamator x 4" bln lace top 1" x erthiok pe iti sublop 184" high wooden nob or spool OLA ORL 9-PART WALL UNIT SIZES: Chest: "%,"-deep x 2¥%" high x 5%" long and Cabinat: '%" deop x 2%" high x 5" long. MATERIALS: For 3-part unit: 16” piace %” x 2%" pine; 16” piece Xi" x 2%" pine lattice; thin cardboard; stap white glue; primer; acrylic paint. Following diagrams, cut %4” pino and %" pine lattice to fongth for laminating ‘chests and cabinet blocks to '%" thickness, Use glue to laminate blocks as indicated. Sand ‘smooth. Gut drawers and doors from thin cardboard as indicated. Glue pieces in place. lot dry. With a staple Apply primer and paint to stout needie or T-pin mai Unit drawer and door pulls as shown. Dip ends of staples, In glue and tap in holes. staples for ie s L SIZE: 2" doop x 3” wide x 8" high. MATERIALS: 12" piece %" plywood; white glue; wire brads; primer; acrylic paint. Following diagram, mark and cut two 2" x 8° uprights and five 2” x 244" shelves from %4" plywood. Assemble Storage unit with glue and brads as shown, checking to make certain that unit is square. Use temporary spacers to hold unit square as it dries. Sand smooth. Apply primer ‘and acrylic paint to finish; let dry. HOSE SIZE: As desired. MATERIALS: Longth of insulated green wire; small ‘grommet (see photograph); white glue. Coil wire as in photograph. Fold over one end of wire to fit into grommet. Dab with glue and push folded end into grommet; let dry. 14 GARBAGE CANS SIZE: Approximately 2" high. MATERIALS: Plastic disposable paint cups, available from art supply stores; aluminum foil; scrap of a plastic garbage bag; scrap cardboard; cut-off paperclip end, Following photograph, cover plastic cup with alu- minum foll. Cut a piece of plastic garbage bag to line inside and fold over top edge as shown. Measure and cut a circle of cardboard to fit top of cup for top piece. Cover cardboard with foll and add cutoff paperclip end piece for handle as shown, STANDING PLANTER SIZE: 1” wide x 9%” high x 7%" long. MATERIALS: 20" pioce 1s” x 1!” redwood; $6” x 7” piece ¥" plywood; white glue; wire brads. Following diagram, mark and cut all planter pieces from %4” redwood, except the floor. Assemble planter with glue and brads as shown; let dry. Sand planter smooth, Rofer to the General Directions for planting. were se x7" Tedwood side We cme 7 Bywood floor rene cae rawood sie plet ieemrae redwood sretchere we we xan” redwood leg Bedroom Sito Note: Study the layout diagram to see how all the Unit basic furniture pieces fit together. ‘Unit D End Tablo—Unit © Bed—Unit A Fumiture Layout for Master Bedroom PLATFORM BED (UNIT A) SIZE: 74” high x 542” wide x 7% MATERIA piece ¥2” plywoor long. 5%" x 7" piece se" plywood; 4” 26" piece Ye" x 34” balsa wood around bed. To finish bed platform, sand smooth, Prime ‘and paint all plywood parts, leaving balsa wood frame patural, For bedspread and pillows, use the center portion of scarf for bedspread and use border print for matching throw pillows. Cut bedspread from scar, allowing enough ‘excess to tuck raw edges under as in photograph. Cut piece of felt to same size. Pin spread, right side up, to felt. Starting at center, baste 2 pieces together. Machin stiteh a few quilting lines as. in photograph. Remove basting. Make 2 large and 3 small pillows from border. Sew, leaving opening; stuff and close up opening. Ar- range bedspread and pillows as in photograph. END TABLES (UNITS B AND C) SIZES: Unit B: 7%” high x 1%" wide x 9%” long high x 11%" wide x 4” long, MATERIALS: For both units: 34” x 714” piece Ye" ply- wood; 1” x 6%” piece ¥4” plywood; 514” plece Y4" x 36” balsa wood stripping; white glue; primer; acrylic paint. Following diagram, cut ¥" plywood base pieces and 1%" plywood top pieces both units. Also cut balsa wood facing strips to length. Assemble end tables with glue. Test-fit_ under platform bed. Sand smooth. Prime and paint all plywood parts; let dry. Leave facing natural x6" stripping; primer; acrylic paint; pretty cotton scart with wide border; scrap felt; matching thread; small amount of Dacron polyester stuffing; white glue. Following diagram, cut balsa wood to frame bed board. Glue ¥2" plywood base to ¥4” plywood bedboard so that 34” edge is left along top edge. Glue Ye" x 9” frame Pore Piywood top END TABLE piece (UNIT 8) wer we ae ‘iywood base wer x xan” plywood top loce Wwocke ‘wood tame Swe xen x? ‘lywood bod board warner xo plywood bese faced ‘wood facing END TABLE NiT'C) CHEST OF DRAWERS (UNIT D) SIZE: 116" wide x 5%" high x 6%" long. MATERIALS: 9" piece %" x 372” pine lattice; 3° piece 44" x 3¥2" pine: %4” x 614" place V2" plywood; 6" pieot Yh" x ¥e" balsa wood stripping: four wooden swab sticks white glue; primer; acrylic paint. Following diagram, cut Xs" pine lattice and %” pine to size and laminate for basic chest. Mark and cut grooves for drawer indications on chest with table saw. Assemble pieces for chost platform as shown. Sand chest and plat form pieces smooth. Prime and paint them; let dry. Glue chest to plattorm. Add balsa wood facing and swab stick pulls as in photograph. MAM Se eanene oa ata ioe ee te viene gue BUREAU AND VANITY (UNIT E) st 21" x 1114" plo tatice top Pi SS yen x 18" x24" overall vanity ime KR a," x covert bureau dimen a10m%e for srawore 4" ‘bert Hy" ld x3" 000 ce ceo 1M pine 16 SIZE: 1" wide x 11%" long. MATERIALS: 20” piece %." x 24” pine lattice 44” x 2%" pine; wooden swab sticks; white glu acrylic paint. Following diagram, mark and cut Xi" lattice for top piece and both vanity and bureau pieces. Also cut %” pine pieces. Laminate X:" and %” pieces for vanity and Bureau units, Mark and cut grooves in bureau unit as indieated using table saw. Sand all pieces smooth, As~ semble vanity and bureau with top piece. When dry, prime and paint; allow to dry. Glue swab stick detalling In place as shown. VANITY STOOL SIZE: 1%4" wide x 194” high x 1%" long MATERIALS: 114" x 1%” piece 14” pine; two larce paperclips (see photograph for shape); scrap suede-like fabric: rubber cement; scrap piece of batting; white glue. Mark and cut grooves in pine block for paperclip leas as indicated on diagram. Glue legs in place; let dry. Cut patting to pad seat and cut fabric to cover seat and side edges. Upholster seat with batting in place, securing fabric edges with rubber cement, sot argo aperaip vege In wer x re 1" pine block covered with uedeie fabric, RUGS SIZE: 2° wide x 6" long. MATERIALS: Small amount of white looped mohair yatn or desired color; aluminum crochet hook size F (or {nternational sizo 4.00 mm) or the size that will give you the correct gaus GAUGE: 3 sc = 1". Starting at short edge chain 7 to measure about 2". {st row: Se in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across (6 s0); ch 1, turn, 2nd row: Se in each sc across; ch 1, tun. Repeal 2nd row until piece measures 6” from beg. Break off. Make two rugs. HEADBOARD LIGHTS SIZE: As desired. MATERIALS: Two metal caps from felt-ipped markers; ¥4" x1" wood blocks; small pieces of metal springs; clear cement. ‘Cement one end of spring to metal cap and the other to wooden block as in photograph. (Note: The same principle can be applied to different shape and size caps) Attach lights to wall with small pieces of double- taced tape. LIGHT SIZE: Approximately 1” high. MATERIALS: Tiny white plastic cap; stall piece of swab stick; selt-hardening clay; acrylic paint; clear coment. Following photograph, make a small rounded lamp base from clay. Before clay hardens work hole for swab stick body in as shown. When clay is hard, paint and let dry. Cement cap to one end of stick body for shade, then coment to base. PERFUME BOTTLE SIZE: As desired. MATERIALS: Small square crystal bead; tiny round bead; clear cement. Following photograph, glue beads together ‘as shown using clear cement. dsr LM eT ueXeyetry Note: The ceramic tub, sink and tollets for both bath- rooms were purchased. SHOWER CURTAIN AND ROD SIZE: To ft MATERIALS: Cotton scart (small checks or print), length of %4" dowel; 2 paper clips; 9 or 10 small grom: ‘mets, available at notions counters; matching thread. Position bathtub and measure width and length to do- termine ‘size to cut shower curtain. Cut curtain trom ‘scarf, allowing for 1” for hems at top and bottom edges land Ye" at side edges. Make 1" finished hems at sides. Make ¥2" and %" hems at top and bottom edges, re- spectively. Following manufacturer's directions, install ‘grommets across top edge as in photograph. Cut dowel to length for rod. For rod supports cut 2 ‘wide rounded ends off paperclips, leaving ¥2"-long U- shape. Bend cut ends at right angles to form brackets, Mark placement for rod on walls and work tiny holes for brackets in wall with stout needle, Run rod through ‘grommets, push brackets Into wall and suspend rod in, brackets. i MEDICINE CABINET SIZE: About 1%" wide x 2%4” long. MATERIALS: 2 empty white plastic razor blade casos; thin cardboard; scrap sliver selt-adhosive vinyl; clear cement Cut piece of thin cardboard to fit window of each razor blade case. Cover cardboard with silver vinyl and insort in cases for mirrors. Cement cases together as in photo- graph. Use double-laced tape to hang cabinet on wall eat ‘SHOWERHEAD Use silver pushpin and washer as in photograph. Po- sition on wal 7 ‘TOP VIEW OF LIVING ROOK S|