Friday, June 15, 2012

Humble Cottage Dollhouse

I'm calling the next dollhouse Humble Cottage.
I'm using the Primrose kit. I've made some changes like making the front window longer, switching the door to the opposite side and doing the same with the left.
I also cut out a window/dormer in the roof. 
The interior walls and ceiling of the dollhouse have been plastered and received 2 coats of cream paint.
The pine stick floor is done. And I added a little bead board detail to the front wall. I used cardboard for this. Just strip off one layer to reveal the ridges.
I want to keep this cottage simple and affordable for my Etsy shop. So I'll leave off some of the extra details like furniture and accessories. I'm just concentrating on structure for this one.
Thanks for coming by and looking at the beginning of Humble Cottage!


  1. minimalism and some carelessness brought to perfection)))) I love it!

  2. Humble Cottage is a great idea! There are so many people, including me, who don't have the patience to do the building part of a dollhouse. Of course, anything made by you will have a special touch that people will love! xo Jennifer

  3. Humble Cottage is looking great Caroline. I love the changes you've made to the primrose kit, the dormer window looks really lovely!! Your woodwork skills never cease to amaze me!!:)
    vicky xxxx

  4. It's so nice to see you back, Caroline! I love what you have done so far!

  5. Great work, Caroline!
    Love, Susanne

  6. This is a fantastic new project. I'm curious to see more.
    Bye Faby

  7. I agree with Jennifer I also think that anything you make will be special. You have a magic touch :)
    Hugs Maria

  8. It looks great so far!! I wish I could build houses as fast as you do- I'm slow as a turtle :)

  9. Humble Cottage...just the name has me drooling already! I love the floor! Can't wait to see what the end result is:)

  10. Hi Caroline! Humble cottage is.......humble and it looks great so far! Minimalistic is also my project at this time, did you see my update yesterday? Anyway, thanks for your comment on my blogpost!
    Hugs, Ilona

  11. ooooh! How exciting! I cant wait to see more!

  12. It's interesting you think of leaving the cottage more accessible to buy in the Etsy store. But I must say I love your beautiful designs full of details that only you can do. ;)

  13. Morning Caroline,
    Your humble cottage is coming along nicely, like the design, and wish it was as easy to put 2 coats of paint on my real walls! lol
    Love how you do the bead board and the wood floors, so clever.
    Glad you like my new blog face, I really thought it was cute and was
    sorta sick of the other one so it is a refreshing change.
    Yea, we can hardly believe it has been a year since hubby got the new
    job either.
    Thanks for your Father's day wishes
    for hubby.
    Hope your hubby has a good day too.
    Blessings Sweetie,

  14. I'm looking forward to seeing it finished.

  15. Como me gustan tus casas Caroline!
    Y verlas desde el inicio, su creación es asombroso.
    Un abrazo

  16. So happy to see that you started a new project and can't wait to see the finished result!! Still no paintings for me though :( I can't believe they might have gone missing.
    Still hoping.
    Have a lovely weekend dear!!

  17. Me encanta que hayas empezado tu nuevo proyecto.
    Disfruto siguiendo todos tus avances.
    besitos ascension

  18. Lovely! You gove me some advice for my dollshouse's windows!