Monday, March 19, 2018

Somewhere in France Custom Dollhouse

This commissioned dollhouse is "Somewhere in France." Sharon asked for a big house to showcase her minis with deep rooms. The original house is here:
This house is 23 1/2"across  x 20" deep so far. It looks smaller on pictures for sure!

It will have a living room, kitchen, entrance hall, bedroom, upstairs hall, bathroom and a huge attic.

I'm trying to stay within certain dimensions to ship. Thanks for coming to check out the very beginning of this house!

Monday, March 12, 2018

A Pocket Full of Wishes A Basket Full of Fishes Custom Dollhouse

Here is A Pocket Full of Wishes A Basket Full of Fishes Custom Dollhouse all done.
 The design is the same as the Shabby Chic Dollhouse. I just changed the porch and added a bump out. Inside the loft is now a full story.

 I actually found this adorable trim for the porch at Hobby Lobby. It's in the dollhouse section.

 The little flower above the window is in the wood craft section. You get a few of them per bag.  They work great. Just the right size.
This time to make the bricks we used plaster. Out next house needs bricks and we wanted to see how they looked in plaster instead of concrete. They look very neat and tidy. Easy Peasy!

There it is! It's Marsha's house of Tumble Fish Studios. I'm sure she will turn it into a magical place.
Thanks for visiting. The next dollhouse, also commissioned, is a little bigger than my usual houses. Until next time!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

A Pocket Full of Wishes A Basket Full of Fishes Bungalow Dollhouse

My latest commission for Marsha of Tumble Fish Studio
She wanted something like the Shabby Chic Dollhouse but with a porch and colorful interior.
Here's how I start...with an incredibly complicated blueprint. LOL! Just a sketch!
It's just a general reminder of what the house will look like... sort of!

The walls get glued together.
 Inside the floor goes in and the wallpaper gets glued on.

Marsha wanted fish in the design. I found this wallpaper on Pinterest. If you like any wallpapers I use check out my Pinterest board called Pretty Paper
I usually put all the paper I use in dollhouses there.
 And this is where the house is now. The roof gets painted green because the shingles will be green. You don't want to see and different colors in any gaps. This makes the roof tidy. To paint the shingle, I make a paint "bath". That's diluted paint in water. You can make the whole batch of shingles at once in no time. These will go on after they've dried completely.
 The house has 2 different wall finishes. One is the board on board siding and the other smooth plaster.

The next step is to finish the siding, trims, porch, paint the exterior.
 The stairs still need the railing. The door is ready to go in. It has a screen door too.
 All the windows still need the pane trim.
The stripe wall has been white washed a bit. Just to give it a bit more character.
Thanks for coming by!