Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Kotton Kandy Kit Dollhouse: New Orleans Shabby Chic

I did a lot of details today.
I attached one of the roof parts and made some flower boxes.
These are mulberry paper roses I got on sale at the store. I just love the pale purple and white roses together. I put moss at the bottom of the box. The box is 4 pieces of scrap wood(no back needed).
The bottom window box is slightly tilted forward so you can easily see the contents.
And guess how I made the design on the boxes. Hot glue! Then paint the boxes cream and highlight with a burnt golden brown. So easy!

I put some moss here and there on the front porch.
I made the curtains. The downstairs ones are striped silk taffeta. These are perfect for dollhouses because they hold their shape. These are tan, gold and a burnt deep pink.
This is the upstairs attic window. I used a tea stained lace with cream bows.
I glued the topiary in place and made a pink polka dot welcome mat.
These topiary are place card holders for weddings from the craft store. They are only a couple of dollars. I painted some cream on the brown pots and added a ballet pink bow to each.
The door mat is a piece of pink felt with white painted polka dots.
The last thing I did today is this porch roof. I used a piece of cardboard, wrapped it with foil and glued it in place.
This is the side that I glued down.You can see how simple this is to wrap.
I bent the corners down.
I wasn't sure how the paint would work. But it turned out great. I used the burnt golden brown and smeared it on with my fingers.
It looks a lot like rust. I might add another layer of a different color tomorrow for more depth. I think a little bit of brown would look good.
Tomorrow I will try to get the shingles on. I have already dyed them a light gray color and they are drying. I also have to get going on the crystal chandeliers.

9 comments:

  1. It looks Great!Wounderful!
    Love
    Sonya

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  2. Caroline, you are going great guns!! It is looking soooo sweet.
    Well done so far.

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  3. It's looking so good! I love the little window box and the topiary tree's, such a nice touch:)

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  4. Looking lovely! You are a inspiration!

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  5. It keeps getting sweeter and sweeter! I love the topiary trees by the door- what a wonderful touch and the welcome mat is adorable!

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