Here's my latest project all done! It's a commission for Bonnie.
Bonnie saw Tori's Maisonnette de Provence and fell in love with the style.
Here's Tori's above.
And Bonnie's has purple flowering vines. It's so interesting to see them together. They started as the Adam's dollhouse kit.
The doors are clear stained glass. I made them with high gloss oil based finish. I was going to do a water based polyurethane, but I grabbed the wrong one at the store. So I decide to try the oil based one. It takes more coats and it's harder to clean your brush of course. I'd stick to the water based next time! I also used silver paint as the lead.
The window box is spare little pieces of wood from the kit. I decorated with a 3D hot glue design, painted and aged it.
The entire exterior is covered with concrete(premixed that comes in a little tub). Some is smooth, some I carved with rocks, some is done like wood beams/trims.
All the greenery is from Hobby Lobby.
The roof tiles are regular pine shingles curled over the hot nozzle of the hot glue gun and then set in place on a substantial amount of plaster. Then the porch roof is done with ridged cardboard.
I aged the roof and walls with wood stain. I like using darker colors like mahogany. The red in it is a great warm finish.
The interior is very different from the exterior. I thought the inside should be bright and light and airy.
The chandelier is just wires and crystal beads with a battery operated light.
I made the fireplace mantel with leftover bits of the kit.
How would you like to return home here at night? Pretty cozy!
Thanks for coming by!