Saturday, December 10, 2011

The French Cafe Dollhouse

I have completed the French Cafe.
This had to look like an old building in the Paris area. I love that the awning came out with a dip in the middle. It has a total antique effect!
I loaded the roof shingles with rust and white stuff. I don't know what the white stuff is. Mold? Age? Bird droppings? LOL! It just looks right.
Guess what's in the box.
It's the chandeliers battery and switch.
This is number 27. I don't know why 27. Just looked cute. I had these wood ovals left over from a kit. I don't remember what from. But they are perfect as street numbers.
I antiqued the entire outside and inside with a rosewood stain. It's a water based wood stain with a lot of red in it. I smear it on with my fingers and I get a nice warm aged look.





It measures:
19 3/4" tall x 19" across x 13" deep
The inside is 17" tall x 17 3/4" across x 9 3/4" deep
Camille gets his one. Thanks Camille! : )




21 comments:

  1. The French Cafe came out so nice. I can just picture this in gay Paree! I love it! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

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  2. Bonjour Caroline, it came out great, you really gave it the appearance of an very old French building.
    I love it !!!!

    Hugs Mieke xxx

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  3. Tu cafe frances es todo un exito, seguro que sera famoso.
    Me encantan tus explicaciones porque hacen que me vaya aprendiendo algo cada vez que te visito.
    besitos ascension

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  4. ...every little "doll house" you make, i feel as though i could move right in ~
    this french cafe is tre magnific!!!

    xo, Rosemary

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  5. Esta quedándote genial, estoy deseando seguir viendo más.

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  6. It's wonderful!! You've totally captured the right look.

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  7. Fntastico y perfecto.Besos¡¡¡

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  8. Gorgeous! Yes, I do believe bird droppings would be appropriate in Paris! You have done a fabulous job creating this shop! Every detail is full of imagination.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  9. Whoever gets it will be extremely fortunate! :-)

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  10. Enchanting little French cafe. I love, love the little curtains with the white polka dots. Another winner, Caroline!

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  11. aaawwwwww.......=) Another cutie!

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  12. I have real mold on my dollhouse :) and it just about look like your effect :). Agree that the white makes it look right ! I am leaving the eaten part white as well for mine :)

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  13. So Charming! Love the colour!
    Hugs
    Kikka

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  14. Perfect!!! It is so fun to watch your progress :)

    Hugs,
    Victoria

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  15. The Cafe is gorgeous! Congratz! ;)
    Hugs

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  16. It`s fabulous - wonderful colors!
    Mona

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  17. Es precioso, me encanta ese aire envejecido y decadente y la araña es una pasada. Mis felicitaciones.

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  18. Love it! Love anything FRENCH! Plus, I especially love your little topiaries and the curtains. And I just read the comment above mine... Mariel is so right: you have the hands of an angel!!!!!!
    Best,
    Gloria xxoo

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