Thursday, October 17, 2013

Some Dollhouse Furniture

I've been making some furniture from scratch for my next dollhouse project.
I made a sofa using House of Miniature's Chippendale Sofa layout sheet found here: http://www.houseofminiatures.info/images/40015.pdf
Print the layout sheet with all the parts on it. Then use veneer woods to make each part. And cover with fabrics of your choice. I used Aleene's Tacky Glue to glue the fabric on.
I'm missing a trim for the skirt. I haven't found anything simple enough yet.

 I made a sideboard.  I sort of followed this tutorial : http://cantimpalo1.blogspot.com.es/2010/02/publicacion-en-la-revista-miniaturas.html
I painted some sheep on the doors.  

Next I made a kitchen island.  No pattern for this one. I just knew I wanted it 3" high. I covered the top with aluminum foil (the not so shiny side). I aged the aluminum with watered down black & brown paints.
It has a little towel holder on the side and a working drawer.  Now I have to make the dollhouse!

Remember, there's still time to download your free version of the My Memories software.  Many of you have expressed your fright about computer downloads. It's really easy. Your computer will guy you though. You just have to press the SAVE button to begin the download. And it's free- so even if you mess up it won't cost anything.
The download is a  free gift from MyMemorySuite for my followers! There's no catch. The site has plenty of freebies too. There are new, free downloads every month.
Go to http://www.mymemories.com/software and get the My Memories Suite download( a $39.95 value). The next page has a download software on the right. Scroll down and ADD TO Cart. All you need to do is copy and paste the code: FreeTreatLO70   since it has to look exactly like that.  Also, make sure you enter that code in the promo code field before checking out.

It becomes active on October 14th and will expire on October 21st.
The code is for the download option only, if you choose the physical discs you will need to pay for shipping.
Thanks for dropping by!

39 comments:

  1. Mercy! I think your sideboard and island are great! I have made upholstered furniture, though not terribly successfully, but I'm really impressed with your miniature carpentry. :)

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  2. It looks super from Caroline quite atmospheric hugs Danielle

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  3. Каролина, привет!
    Спасибо за ссылки на диван и сервант. У тебя они получились очень здорово! Особенно мне понравились нарисованные овцы :)
    С наилучшими пожеланиями из России. Елена.

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  4. I love the sofa! And you are such a great painter!
    Hannah

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  5. Your furniture is darling! I love the little sideboard with the sheep on the doors...precious:)

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  6. Los muebles te han quedado fantasticos!
    Besos de las Malu´s.

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  7. Hoi Caroline,
    ziet er nu al zo leuk uit goed gedaan hoor.
    het is een hoop gepriegel dat kleine spul.
    knap gedaan hoor.
    groetjes Marja

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  8. I love the couch. I want something exactly like that only it needs to be larger. The island is adorable. Love the working drawer and towel holder. Reminds me of one I used to have.

    Happy Crafting
    Tracie

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  9. They have been beautiful furniture. a hug, Marisa

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  10. Very interesting furniture. I love your sofa, it is both romantically and raw. Your kitchen table is also wonderful, lovely color.
    Hugs
    Wyrna

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  11. Hi Caroline! Your furniture collection is quite charming and should fit into your new build beautifully! I especially like the finish on the kitchen island! Well done!

    elizabeth

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  12. Your furniture is darling, Caroline, I love those cute sheeps you have painted on the doors. Thank you for explaining how it all works with downloading your gift. I felt quite silly about that, but nowadays you really have to be careful with downloads, huh? Thanks again, Caroline :D! I'll try to download it one of these days.
    Hugs, Ilona

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  13. Your furniture is wonderful. I love the sofa and all the lovely cushions.
    Hugs Maria

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  14. I love your furniture, Caroline! Now I'm itching to see the gorgeous house you'll make for it. I'm tempted to show your beautiful painting and rug even before I finish painting the inside of Cupcake Cottage. ;-) Both pieces are gorgeous, and I love seeing them every day. :-) xo Jennifer

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  15. Love your furniture, specially the table. I'm really looking forward to seeing where these pieces will live and watch another of your projects come together.

    Despite your assurances about your sweet gift I fell apart and couldn't complete......it's awful being such a dummy. Ah well, I probably wouldn't have known how to use it either. Thanks again, your gift shows what a sweet person you are.

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  16. Looks great Caroline!
    XOXO
    Ruth

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  17. Hi girly,
    Welcome back....so how was your vacation. Great I hope and restful too.
    Like all your furnishing, the sofa is so cute with the lil
    bitty pillows, so adorable. Can't wait to see the new
    house you put it all in...............
    and how is Lizzie, did she have fun too??

    Missed ya..............
    Blessings, Nellie

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  18. Well done on your furniture Caroline, especially in making them your own style. I downloaded the Creative Memories Suite the other night and look forward to sitting and having a play over the weekend to see how I can use it in my miniatures.

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  19. It's a really intriguing set of furniture - especially love the little handpainted sheep, so whimsical.

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  20. Beautiful furnitures! So romantic and very well done :)
    Śliczne miniaturowe mebelki! Wspaniale wykonane :)

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  21. Me encanta las transformaciones que haces a los muebles, les das mucho realismo.

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  22. Great furniture! I love the sideboard with the sheep.
    Geneviève

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  23. Maravilloso trabajo el sofá tiene un aire muy romántico.
    Un abrazo.
    Yolanda

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  24. I like your furniture; but the sofa is fabulous and very romantic.
    Greetings, Faby

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  25. Ciao, i tuoi lavori sono deliziosi! Mi piacciono tutti e tre ma in particolare il divano.
    Un abbraccio, Manu

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  26. Un trabajo estupendo, el sofá tiene un aspecto muy romántico...Un beso

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  27. Oh Caroline, That sofa is 2die4, and the cushions are divine!! I love all the furnitures, the lambs are sooo cute. Must say I'm a bit scared too, downloading anything, but since you say go for it, I will go have a look see ;)
    Have a lovely weekend sweetie XXX

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  28. it look super shabby chic, I love looking at your furniture I can just imagine how it's going to look in one of your cute cottages. Happy Autumn!!!

    Hugs
    Marisa

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  29. Gorgeous Sofa and your very clever making that lovely little table no pattern!

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  30. I found you through Pinterest and I'm in love (if you can be with objects) with your beautiful cottages. You are so talented. Painting, furniture design, dollmaking and dollhouses! How do you do it all??? Look forward to your newest creation! :)

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  31. OH gosh Caroline! I love your furniture! You make me want to play doll house every time I come here. Did you know I have made some of my doll house furniture too? I must share with you one day. Not near as creative and whimsical as yours though. You are so totally amazing!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  32. Привет!
    Прекрасная работа! С нетерпением жду новый домик!
    Спасибо за ссылки!
    Татьяна

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  33. What a fantastic Sofa-i guess evrybody want such especially one for real home,too.
    thank You for your lovely comment . Ines

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  34. Piękna sofa i cudne mebelki ;-) Pozdrawiam

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  35. Wow,
    You have been a busy lady. It is all so pretty.

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  36. More beautiful projects! Thank you for being so generous in sharing your techniques and sources. When I finally get around to working on my miniatures I will have lots of resources to call upon. Loribeth

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  37. You seem to have a knack for creating beautiful things. Thanks for sharing the link. I'll try making my own miniature furniture too. It has been a hobby that I am enjoying these days. :)

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