Vinyl enthusiast that I am, I could not resist this Phoenix Miniatures portable gramophone. The kit called for brown and black paint, but come on...brown and black? Boring! I used some leftover glossy white paint instead.
When I was still a young girl, gazing with envy at the perfect miniature worlds pictured in Caroline Hamilton's book "Decorative Dollhouses", I marveled at the electrification of Ms. Hamilton's houses - and at the fact that, through the clever use of a microchip, she'd managed to add music to her miniature Duke of York pub as well. I wished I could do something like that.
Between modern technology and a little re-purposing, I found a way to wire my house for sound. It's fully installed, it works, and anyone can do it. I'll detail the method used and materials necessary in a future post.