So this is the frame painted.
The inspiration for this idea came from seeing 1/6 scale Barbie furniture in GREAT design but atrocious colors.
Such as taking THIS
To this. That's hacking. Mid-century shelf by Amazing miniatures, and black tension lamp from Sindy bought on ebayUK.
What I found is the Barbie houses are foreshortened in width and long in heighth as they are made for little girls to hop Barbie dolls around in and arrange minimal furniture, as a lot is painted on the background.
So my first goal is to extend the width of the house.
If you click on her blog post to the right or here http://diepuppenstubensammlerin.blogspot.com/ you can see an early Albin Schonherr from post war Germany. Really it shows how the lines for modern houses have changed very little!