The Swiss Chalet
The swiss chalet is a childhood toy which the owner wanted to update and enjoy as an adult. Margaret redid the interior and exterior to the clients wishes. Electrical lights and fireplace were added to the build, which required the addition of a wooden cover for the strip. The house did not come with a back, by adding the back panel it meant the house could be displayed.
The Tin Houses
One family’s old dolls house needed extensive work. The roof was made of cardboard and not salvageable. One of our craftsmen, Sean Clancy, was able to replicate the roof out of wood to the original size. The roof had a distinctive colour which we were able to colour match exactly. We discussed scoring the roof to look like the original card but opted to for wooden tiles. Each tile is added individually, which adds to the charm of the place. The owner wished for the decals to be if possible left as their originals. We researched the house extensively and found the decals which allowed us to replace if any were unsalvageable.
A smaller tin house
Another was sent to us made by the same manufacturer as the house above.