Friday, March 23, 2012

Gypsy Cottage Dollhouse

Inside, I've finished the wood floor and did a fabulous plank board wall and the front door. 
This board wall is all different size and worn paint colors. I used left over bits of wood to get this aged wall look.
Each piece of wood has an uneven coat of paint.
The mantel is decorated with a flower garland. I painted some roses too.
The attic is also underway. I put one beam up. The first coat of paint is on.
This side of the cottage has a fake window and an aviary.  I got the idea from a Pinterest picture below.
So far I built this little box like structure with 9 little holes. Then I'll put concrete all around and a decoration above.
I added a little porch to the front. 
Thanks for coming By!


  1. Caroline! es impresionante, hermosa.
    Adoro la idea del aviario!
    Un abrazo

  2. These colors are really fun, Caroline! I love the combo. I love the glass in the front door too! I'd love to see how you made that--you are sooooo creative! :-) Jennifer

  3. Oh my....Caroline, you are one amazing artist. I love everything about your work. The fire place, the floors, the door and the stained glass...They're prefect! xoxo, Amy

  4. is a great job! It is very beautiful!!

  5. You make the most wonderful homes! I am always impressed and more so how quickly you get them all made.

    Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by my blog. :)

  6. The plank board wall is great, love the colors.

  7. You are creating hot stuffs! I have often played into doing houses of cardboard when I was still a child. Now I am sewing dolls and I am dreaming of creating accessories for them (pieces of furniture, houses, and the like) of only a time lack, of tools (because if to form it now of wood), and experience. But your blog fascinated me and so inspired perhaps in the end at one time somehow I will focus myself:) I am greeting warmly and I wish further beautiful works!

  8. It's so so beatutiful!
    I love the blue stipes..
    I'm anxious to see more, the outside..

    P.S- You were right! This kit will give certainty. It's tiny!

  9. Hi Again,
    Another beauty in the making here.
    Love how you did the wall boards,
    and the aviary built into the house what a great idea, can't wait to see the finished product. Thought the inspirations picture was really cool.
    Never even heard of that before.
    Nice color combos too, and I really liked the harlequin/stainglass look front door as well.

    Blessings galore sweetie,

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  11. Great progress! I love the colours.

  12. You are tireless!
    I like these colors. The porch is very nice.
    Bye Faby

  13. Wow I love the board wall. I love the aviary idea. Lol you make my head spin with all your fantastic ideas and how fast you work. Beautiful work.
    Hugs Maria

  14. It ´s goingt to be wonderful! I love the planks wall and the "glass" windoch in the door! And I wanted to say "Thank you!!!" for your swooshing-roses-tutorial :-) I decorated a little wooden basket with your roses and I was surprised how easy it was! Thanks!

  15. It's looking amazing Caroline!!
    I love that plank board wall and the beautiful paint colours you've chosen and the mantle is just gorgeous!!!
    As always I can't wait to see more of your beautiful work!!
    Vicky xxxx

  16. The board wall painted different colours is so gypsy like. I love that. Your front stained glass window is so pretty. I couldn't stop looking at it. I have such a penchant for blue! How unique to paint a fake window and the aviary on top is so precious! I also love how you've done the exterior of the house. I love how you've aged it! I can't wait to see it when it's all finished!

  17. Hi Caroline, what a lovely cottage.
    The board wall looks beautiful, what a good idea for using all those left over bits :)
    Have a great Sunday !

    Hugs Mieke xxx

  18. It's getting fantastic, Caroline!

  19. Oh My! Caroline! This one is really making me feel inspired! O.k. everything you create brings me joy to see....but I might even dream of your Gypsy Cottage tonight!

  20. Caroline!! pìnta muy bien!!!
    Besos de las Malu´s.

  21. oh my is every girls dream come true!! fabulous!!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

  22. I want to live in your Cinderella doll house... Such enchanting work... Please do follow me at the Grand Lady as I recreate my own real live doll house. May borrow a few of your ideas( if you don't mind) Ha Ha)...Fabulous creativity here..So glad I found you. HUGS

  23. Caroline, It is the detail in your dollhouses that make them so special. Whenever I look at the pictures I see something else that I missed the first time around. Always a delight to see your creativity given full rein.

    Blessings to you and thank you for always taking a moment to stop by, hugs Maureen

  24. It's really amazing to see how you start out with just nothing, and then you add all of your art and creativity and colors to the houses. You are truly gifted. Very blessed, my dear!

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