Wednesday, May 2, 2018

By the Sea Custom Dollhouse

I scheduled some time to build By the Sea- my latest custom dollhouse. This is available in my Etsy shop.
 I took the design of the house from one called Petit Bonheur. I made a couple of changes to it like the dormer window and the extra bump out in the front.
 The exterior is mostly nice, smooth plaster.
 A nice big window gives the entry plenty of light.

 This is a real sand dollar I found on the beach in Florida.
 An old seafoam green door for a beach house is a must!
 I found this fountain at Michael's and knew I had to incorporate it into my design.
 This window slides up and down.

 The beach theme wallpaper comes from Michael's scrapbook department. You can find the ridged paper cardboard at the bottom of the wall and the burlap at Hobby Lobby(scrapbook).

 I found this cool marine globe at Hobby Lobby with the beads and jewelry bits. It's perfect because it already has a hole for your light and the string to attach it to the ceiling.

 I made the mantel. Check out my tutorial page to see how I made it.
 I bought these aqua beads a year ago(Hobby Lobby).  I knew I would find a place for them.

 The bump out had to have the shiplap ceiling.  It's so cottage and so beach house!
 Upstairs the plaster and beams are all white.

 Those are seahorses on the paper.
 I used real seashells on the chandelier.
Thank you so much for coming over and looking at the photos. I appreciate all of you so much!  If you interested in this house go to
big hugs,

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Somewhere in France Custom Dollhouse Complete

We're done with "Somewhere in France" dollhouse! This is a commission for Sharon in Australia. This house has a long trip home!
This house is 24" across x 24  1/2" tall without the chimneys. The chimneys are a couple of inches tall and are not glued on for shipping. And it's 21  1/2" deep + 3" or so for the front porch floor which is also not glued on so the house can fit in the box.

This is a side door into the kitchen.

 Living room with working fire.

 Entry hall.

View from front door towards the back.
 This is the kitchen.

 This is the bathroom. All the windows open.
 Door into the bathroom from hallway.

 Upstairs hallway.

 The bedroom with all opening windows.

 The massive attic!

No time to rest on our laurels! We have Roberta waiting on her commissioned dollhouse! See you next time!