Friday, October 12, 2012

Reverie Cottage Dollhouse

Here's my new favorite dollhouse!  And this one will be featured in a local magazine!
 Big Grin Smiley
Reverie Cottage is a custom dollhouse.
I absolutely love theses shades of gray, cream and the bright green of the moss together.  The siding is corrugated cardboard.  The vines are from Hobby Lobby.  The chandelier is made with painted wire and crystal seed beads with a battery operated light in the middle.
 I made the window boxes out of scraps of wood with hot glue for the 3D design.  Painted and aged, it looks perfect.
The wreath is moss hot glued on some wire.
Side view.  Plenty of vines for that cozy look.

I painted the ceiling of the porch robin egg blue.

The light switch and battery are inside the chimney. 
I was afraid the shingles would be too dark. But I love the way it looks. You can never tell until you reach the end!

Inside, my Restoration Hardware big book came in handy! I love that stores new style so much. So I did the chandelier inside a birdcage, the finish on the table and the curtains "a la Restoration Hardware!"  The colors too are in keeping with that store. For those of you in other countries, Restoration Hardware is a store for the home with furniture, bedding, accessories. And it's so elegant and sophisticated.
I did stay true to my shabby chic cottage style by mixing in the more romantic artwork and other details.
And a little Christmas tree too. I dipped a regular green tree into cream paint and sprinkled it with sparkles.

The curtains are roman shades and long drapes. I hairsprayed them to stay stiff and in place.  They are cream muslin with raw edges.
The paper is gray and silver. It's from the scrapbook area at Hobby Lobby. With the wainscoting also from scrapbook section. It comes already painted white!
 I made the flowers on the desk with tissue type paper, added moss and built a box from thin wood.  The glass jar holds some old scrolls. There's a white book.  The drawer opens too.
My sister made these breads and lemons. I sewed a little tote and added a couple forget me nots.

I love this house. I am totally ready to move in myself as soon as I find a way to shrink myself.  LOL!
Thanks so much for coming over and taking a look!

By the way, I had a terrific time at the beach in Florida(Watersound)  with my little Yorkie Lizzie. She's was so thrilled to dig in the sand.  And I got my next great idea while I was in New Orleans too. But I'll share that in a future post.