Sunday, July 20, 2014

Blythe Shabby Dollhouse Update

 My Blythe dollhouse is also almost done.   It's a shabby chic style dollhouse 1/6th scale.

It's 23 1/2" (59.7 cm) tall x 20" (50.8 cm) x 25" (63.5 cm)deep. It's a lot bigger than my usual dollhouses!

The outside is covered with birch siding.  The chimney is concrete carved with bricks.  I painted the bricks white, then applied brown ink and re applied white on top while the brown was still wet.

Other side.

And inside. 

The curtain is from a canvas drop cloth and white cotton fabrics. I finished it off with a gray ribbon.

This is a 1/6 scale door. I bought it and the 1/6 scale window so I could figure out the scale of the house. They were a great help!

Here's the mantel in place. I put flickering lights inside the logs to have a fire effect.  I made 4 "tin" tiles to put behind the logs.  And the wall is a mix of fallen plaster and concrete bricks. 

The floor is weathered grey with white highlights.

The little window at the top of the front wall is a 1/12th scale window. Works perfectly there!

The other wall is covered with canvas fabric.

The chandelier can be lit with an on mode or a motion detector mode.  Fun!
And my Blythe doll is ready!  I'll show her to you next time. 


  1. О, Каролина! Дом фантастический, как всегда! Мне нравится кирпичная кладка возле камина! Очень интересный стиль дома!

  2. Amazing! and I feel so great when fully decorated will be beyond amazing!
    A big kiss!

  3. That is one lucky Blythe doll! I love the wall around the fireplace and the chandelier is amazing!!!

  4. Wow, Caroline , you have outdone yourself, what a beautiful dollhouse :D! I love the detailed work on the bricks, it is amazingly realistic, so well done!!
    I think your customer will be very happy when she will see the house.
    Hugs, Ilona

  5. Gorgeous! Oh that exposed brickwork around the fireplace is really something beautiful!

    Fantastic build!

  6. Another beautiful wonder from you Caroline!! I'm so looking forward to see your Blythe doll completed.....I'm sure she is going to be stunning!!! Big hug!

  7. Como me gustan tus casas !! La lámpara me ha enamorado

  8. At first..THANK YOU for showing measurements also in centimeters! ♥ I am always in trouble with inches. :D
    -Caroline, your Blythe's house is adorable. I love it's shabby style. I am sure your doll will love to live in the house. :)

  9. Ha quedado una casa preciosa, seguro que tu muñeca está encantada ahí dentro.
    Un beso

  10. oh Caroline it's awesome I really like it a lot, I cant wait to see your doll too this is so exciting I got chills just looking at it! :)


  11. I can't wait to see her in her house. I know she's doing to love it.

  12. I LOVE the washed out gray and whites. It's very tranquil. It even kind of reminds me of Snow White's cottage in the tv series "Once Upon A Time." (It, too, has the Shabby Chic gray/white overtones present).

    Beautiful work, as always.

  13. Beautiful house. I love the calm colors. Your Blythe doll will love it. Looking forward to seeing her.
    Hugs Maria

  14. What a beautiful little cottage Caroline! I think that your pink haired Blythe will look Fantastic with the dove grays and off whites of the interior of this house! I think that Blythe dolls are fascinating with their big eyes and sweet faces, and I am looking forward to seeing her enjoying her new home and just how you will decorate it. You always have a Magical touch with everything that you do! :D


  15. It is so nicely shabby chic, the colours are very calming and provide a great neutral background to furnishings. I particularly love the effect on the fireplace wall and the aged flooring, oh and the light is beautiful.

  16. Great house! I love the chandelier and the curtain. I can't wait to see more and the doll in the house.

  17. Great! I look forward on seeing Blythe entering the house =) A dream for any doll! Hannah

  18. How exciting! It's fun for you plus a whole new revenue stream too! Congratulations, Caroline! The house looks fantastic! xo Jennifer

  19. It's a lovely house, Caroline! The Blythe doll will perfectly at home in it! I love that grey floor!

  20. Another amazing house!!! I love the colors, the bricks work, the chemney, the curtains... all, all!
    This house looks fantastic!!!