Eastport United Methodist Church
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Peach Festival Doll House 2009


This little doll house was raffled during 
Eastport UMC's 2009 Peach Festival –
a very grateful and deserving young lady was the winner.  Proceeds from the sale of tickets will benefit the church's building fund.  Our heartfelt thanks to all who participated! 
 

 This Old Doll House
♦ Renovated and restored by Tom & Paulette Schwallenberg ♦
 
The doll house was given to Eastport United Methodist Church in July 2008 by Anne Owen, an EUMC member who bought it from an antique store that was going out of business.  The doll house was in very sad condition and needed a complete do over.  Another church member, Tom Schwallenberg,  saw the potential to make it beautiful again, so he took it home. 
 
Renovation began in March 2009 with a complete tear down; then came new interior walls, floors, and base. All trim and sashes on the windows were restored and missing parts replaced.  Doors had to be repaired and painted; doors to the dining room from the kitchen were handmade by Tom.  
 
Tom completely custom built the bookshelves in the study, along with restoring the dark wood floors.  Painting of the interior and exterior including the kitchen and bathroom floors was done by Paulette.
 
New rugs were purchased for the little house and the original curtains were saved.  Tom also put a new porch on with new columns and a very detailed mailbox.  Notice the Annapolis plaque on the righthand side of the house!
 
Renovations were completed June of 2009.
 
Proceeds from the raffle of this house will benefit the Building Fund of Eastport United Methodist Church.
 
"We had fun with this project" — Tom & Paulette