This is the journey of building my dream haunted doll house:
I started by looking at pictures of spooky old houses and found a design I liked. Then I went looking for the largest cardboard boxes I could find. I drew a rough sketch of what I wanted. Must have front porch, must have creepy attic, must have 9 ft ceilings and large rooms like an old manor house.
Once I had my design I just cut up my boxes and put it together with tape.
Now comes the paper mache. I covered everything with paper mache; the walls, floors, ceilings, windows. It is important to pay close attention to all joining pieces of cardboard. I would hate for it to fall apart later. I was also careful to cover every edge; the walls, floors, windows. This will make for much cleaner lines and a more finished out look.
It took 10 hours to get the first coat finished. Happily it was a third of that to do the second coat.
The second coat seemed strong enough for me. It will get more reinforcement when I attach the siding on the outside and the wall paper and flooring on the inside.
I hope you will check back and watch my progress on this build.