Saturday, May 11, 2013

The Little White Cottage Dollhouse's Roof

 I want to thank Nellie of Nellie's Cozy Place  for featuring my blog and work on her blog:
Nellie is a sweet, sweet blogger.  If you need good, positive and reinforcing words -  Nellie's blog is the place to go.  And who doesn't like positive people in there circle of friends?  Many times Nellie writes on her blog not knowing how her sweet words touch us.  Go visit and say hi.  You won't regret it.
 Today, I'll show you my shingle process for the roof.

The shingles are simple pine shingles.  I used my own dying process to color them.
 The shingles go into a bath of 1/4 paint color and 3/4 water.  Some are darker than others. I did this by putting less water in the dying bath.  I used a mix of brown and black paint- twice as much brown as black.
 I staggered the shingles.
 To get the shingles to cover the ridge, I apply hot glue to the back of a shingle.
 Then put it on the ridge and slowly bend it over the ridge.
 Put the next shingle halfway over the previous shingle.
 Go to the halfway point of the roof.
 And start from the other side working towards the middle.
 To finish, apply the last shingle in the middle.
 I did the little porch roof too.


  1. Nice roof details. You do good work.

  2. Привет!
    Мне нравится Ваш коттедж!
    Спасибо за урок!

  3. Oh wow Caroline,
    I adore your work! The shingles look lovely on the house. :)
    xo Amy

  4. Caroline, you are so talented and creative, I love to read your blog. How you put together all the things on and in your wonderful fairytale cottages.
    Thank you for sharing the link to Nellie's blog, I'll go and visit.
    Have a nice sunday. Hugs, Ilona

  5. Hi Caroline!

    I like the variety of the black and brown tiles, and the fact some are slightly lighter and darker. I assume you just sort of "eye ball" their arrangement?

    The White Cottage is just too sweet.
    Best Wishes,

  6. I love your roof with its different greys.

  7. Hi Caroline, a wonderful roof You worked! Ines

  8. Hi Caroline! I love the look of the tiles and thanks for sharing the recipe! It's always nice to get a different perspective on how to do something.

  9. Your rooftop is so beautiful, I especially like the color shades that appear in the roof. Thank you for showing how.

  10. Ohhhhh, I love the shingled roof! And how in the heck do you have such pretty nails, doing all that???

    I'll check out your friends blog:)

  11. A wonderful shingled roof! Thanks again for showing how it's done. And, Thanks for Nellie's link.
    Hugs, Drora

  12. Fabulous roof... the variegated colours in your tiles make it look so cool - and I LOVE that little porch roof!
    Alison x

  13. Precioso tejado,las tejas dispares en tamaño la hacen más entrañable,gracias por enseñarnos su fabricación!!!

  14. ...way beautiful! ~ 'tis so awesome seeing a project come together! ~ blessed be! ~ dear kindred heart!...(O:

  15. Morning Caroline,
    Imagine my surprise when I saw my pic come up on my blog roll under Cinderella Moments!! lol
    Your are so very welcome.....and thank you so much for the lovely things you said about me and my blog. That was such a sweet and very unexpected

    I like how your lil white cottage is coming along. The roof looks great, can't wait to see the finished product. I am sure it will be charming and as creative as ever.

    Blessings hon, and thanks again.

  16. Wonderful work as always. Thank you Caroline for the great tutorial.
    Hugs Maria

  17. What a great idea to dye them before gluing! :)