Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Kotton Kandy Kit Dollhouse

Today, I did the Kotton Kandy downstairs floor, molding, and stone porch floor.
For the downstairs floor I tried something new. First, I measured out the grid for my planks right on the kit floor. I then took a little screwdriver with a pointed tip and went over my lines. It created a nice shadow line.
I painted the floor with a half black/half brown paint mix.
I added some highlights in the wood and a couple of coats of gloss.
I put the top molding and the finished ceiling up. Both were done with my hot glue technique. All I do is make draw a design and follow those lines with the hot glue. A few coats of paint and it looks just like tin!
This house reminds me more of a New Orleans house then a Gustavian! I might have to change my title for this one.
I still need to paint the bottom molding and glue it in place.

I applied the concrete porch floor. I used an artist spatula to spread a thin coat of concrete.
This is the stuff I use. You can get it at any home improvement store. The question I get most often is whether this makes the dollhouse too heavy. It doesn't. I use thin layers most of the times. But even when I carve out full size rocks the weight is not an issue at all. 
After a little smoothing out, I use an old exacto knife to draw the stones.
The next step will be to add color to the stone.


  1. loving every bit of this house!

  2. wowsers great tips!! thank you!! it looks fabulous :D Linda x

  3. I don't know how in the world you think these things up! It's looking amazing!

  4. Hi Caroline,
    Another cutie coming along!!
    You sure come up with some really
    clever ideas for getting the affects
    you want. They say, Necessity is the Mother of Invention, and you sure make that quote ring true.
    Great work there hon!

    Hope all is well with you and yours,
    blessings for a good weekend

  5. LOVE watching how it all comes together for you. Quite incredible.
    You are such a clever girl!

  6. Love that ceiling! Your techniques never cease to amaze me. Caroline, you're an absolute angel for sharing them with us. It looks like the house has spoken as they always seem to.

  7. I love your tin ceilings- and the floor turned out fantastic! I'm going to have to try the glue gun technique out one of these days- you are so smart :)

  8. Unos suelos muy reales, con sus desgastes. Muy buen trabajo.
    Besos Clara

  9. Que trabajo mas fantastico, los suelos te estan quedando genial.
    besitos ascension