Monday, November 28, 2011

The Shabby Chic Farmhouse and a French Cafe

I finally have time for a post on my projects! I've been working on two with my 2 new employees!! We started last week. Just getting it all together and figuring things out this first time around. They will be doing things like painting shingles and trims, giving houses their primer coats of paint. This will free me up to get more houses done.
So we are getting a Shabby Chic Farmhouse and a French Cafe done. Both houses are built and are now going through the detailing. The Shabby Chic Farmhouse is further along. The French Cafe needs some embellishments to arrive by mail so I'll finish it second.
The shabby Chic Farmhouse will live up to its name.  It's all white. This is a kit called Lisa's Country Cottage. I haven't made any changes to it. I love the look it has.
 The front door wall is concrete sculpted into brick.
 Inside, one wall has siding and the 2 others have wainscoting and a pretty boarder at the top.
The outside has 2 walls of siding.

 I painted the bricks a peach color for now. I will be adding white later on. The porch floor is gray.
 I'm using a mantel I had made a few weeks ago.
 The "tin" ceiling is done with hot glue that is painted over white and highlighted with silver.

I added some of the accessories. I made a shadow box in shape of a house, a pink  glitter house, a cupcake painting, a white framed mirror. There is also the cake with bunting on the mantel and a couple of seashells. This time, I attached everything with Simply Tacky(a sort of museum wax) so things can be moved around.

I think this house will have two chandeliers. One inside and one on the front porch. I already love the way this one looks. More next time!
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  1. Love it so far! Can't wait to see the other one too. I LOVE the little bow/ribbon you put on the front door!!!!!
    P.S. Congrats on your two new employees!

  2. Two employees! I'm impressed. Love this little house.

  3. Just from the title I knew it was going to be awesome! I feel like crying it's so darn cute! LOL God Caroline, it's amazing how you make all these houses. Will the French Cafe make the tears roll? LOL =)

    I love the details you've done. All the walls, inside and out are fantastic! The detail on the door, the shadowbox, of course the ceiling....EVERYTHING!!!

  4. Caroline, I'm crazy about your little painting on the mantel and that little dollhouse shadowbox is just so original. I think this is a first, right? Also, I love the bow on the front door! It will be different to see a chandelier on the porch, so innovative. I love your chandeliers!

  5. This is really fun, Caroline! I love seeing each new project. Can't wait to see more on this one AND the cafe! :-)

  6. Ooo Caroline...I feel a vampire - recharged by each of your new project))) It's a miracle! I hope new "restaurant" would be similar to the first your restaurant-bistro ... I love him so much!

  7. Ok, I'm jealous of your employee's! That must be the best job ever!!!

    This new little house looks darling and a chandy outside will be amazing! What a great idea to use museum glue, I keep meaning to get some because we live in earthquake country!

  8. Esta vez va a ser un casita con un porche precioso, me encatan los acabados que has conseguido de las paredes y el tejado...simplemente genial.
    Que bonitas son todas tus creaciones, que envidia de manitas.......jejejeje
    besitos ascension

  9. Caroline, why is EVERYTHING you make so magical!?!? I love the cake bunting! :) x

  10. Oh looking wonderful two projects at one huh, the extra hands are very helpful.

  11. Certainly a beautiful new project. ;)

  12. Hi Caroline, 2 employees how exiting, but why didn't you tell us that you needed some one to work for you, I'm looking for a job :)!
    The house already looks stunning, I can't wait to see the rest and the cafe !!

    Hugs Mieke xxx

  13. Morning Caroline,
    It has been awhile since I have had
    time to visit, so I see you are working on a new project. Love the lil farmhouse and all you have done so far. Gonna be another winner I can tell............
    Love the pic looking thru the door and how you can see the fireplace.
    and the wrap around porch, can't wait to see the finished project.

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving hon!

    Blessings, Nellie