Sunday, April 8, 2012

4th of July Dollhouse

 Here's the progress on the 4th of July Dollhouse. I found the eagle above as an unfinished wooden eagle. I think I'll put it somewhere in front of the house.
I made the ceiling with my "tin" tile method.
I bought scrapbook paper for wallpaper.
I used the yellow paper downstairs. The floors are hand painted and varnished.
The front wall bead board is just a piece of cardboard with the top paper removed to show the ridges.
The curtains are gingham ribbon hot glued in place.
Upstairs I glued the green scrapbook paper and I painted the front wall green with white polka dots and the swooshy roses. I also put up the curtains. I usually put those up last when it's the hardest to get your hand in there. LOL! But this time I did things the easiest way!
 The porch has a wooden plank floor. I just carved out some narrow ridges with a box cutter to get different sized planks and stained it brown.
I painted the ceiling of the porch sky blue.
I ordered some more wires to put the chandeliers in. So I'll have to work around the electrical for now.


  1. What a fantastic house, Caroline! I love the red gingham curtains, the sky blue porch ceiling, the staircase, and the front door knob! I can't wait to see more! :-) Jennifer

  2. Caroline, it's fantastic!!!! I love the walls and floor. The colors are perfect! Oh I can't wait to see more of this cutie!!!!!! =)

  3. Love the eagle and the black and white flooring. Coming together nice!

  4. This must be the perfect 4th of July house!

  5. Wow another awe inspiring house. I love to watch your work. Need I say it : D another wonderful house.
    Hugs Maria

  6. It's beautiful!! Can't wait to see it finished!

  7. I'm in love with your new project. The scrapbook paper is always welcome on the walls of dollhouses.
    I love the shape of your chandeliers, I'm anxious to see how this will be dedicated to this date so significant.

  8. Hi1 This house is going to be fantastic! And it already is!
    Can`t wait to see more! :D

  9. It's wonderful. I like the ceiling, wallpaper and floor. I'm curious to see the progress.
    Bye Faby

  10. Everything you do is amazing Caroline!!
    I love the way you made the celing and the handpainted floor looks wonderful!!
    You will probally guess that my favourite bit is the beautiful green wall upstairs, with the swooshy roses :0) and I adore the little gingham curtains.
    I really love following your work!!
    Vicky xx

  11. Oh your cottage is coming along great. You know I love the colors, and the polka dot wall is adorable!! I've been looking through your Blog, to see some of your previously work and everything you put your hands on is fantastic!. I want to try some of your techniques in my future project and will let you know how it goes :)
    Hugs, Jannet

  12. This is SO pretty Caroline! I love it, especially the upstairs. Can't wait to see the finished piece!

  13. Es una maravilla, te esta quedando preciosa.
    Me encanta el suelo, el techo, esas barandillas, los acabados......todo!!
    Estoy deseando ver mas avances.
    besitos ascension

  14. Hi Caroline, what a beautiful house!
    I love the red gingham curtains,it looks sooo cozy , I can't wait to see more of this great house :)

    Hugs Mieke xxx

  15. I love looking at your work!!! I could never do anything close to this....but I appreciate your art!!

  16. Great job! This house will be fantastic. Love all the little touches, the floor, and the stairway!

  17. Otra casa bonita!! ésta con dos pisos,volvere a visitarte.
    Besos de las Malu´s.

  18. Just lovely, Caroline! I adore that white and black checker floor! I'm in absolute love with that green wallpaper with the sprigs of flowers that you have on the top floor and those sweet sheer tied-back curtains add that extra feminine touch! I look forward to seeing the rest of it.

  19. Like always AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!


  20. I'm in love with your chandeliers. ;)
    These are beautiful!
    The items on the table are lovely.

  21. Hi Again,
    Love the front porch and the door,
    and the rocking chair looks great out there too.

    Another masterpiece in the making!

    Blessings, Nellie