Josephine Shabby Chic Cottage is one of the shabby chic cottages like the one in my How To book. Except, I raised the 2nd floor by 1" so the bedroom could be taller.
The house is 17 3/4" tall x 11 1/2" wide x 16 3/4" long.
The exterior is covered in scrapbook ridged cardboard painted white.
The little box on the side of the house with a nest painted on it is where I put the battery and switch.
The link for the light kit is on my "Resources" page.
I put a purchased door and a window in this house. The 4 other windows are handmade. That little cage is from Hobby Lobby. And the chair is from a fairy garden set. I made the mailbox like the one in the Shabby Chic Trailer. The window box is decorated with hot glue, painted and aged with brown ink.
Inside, I have a stove, table and chair, mantel, and bedroom area.
I made the mantel with 1/16" bass wood. The tin tiles are hot glue designs. All the curtains and tablecloth are sprayed with hairspray( a LibertyBiberty tip) so they look the way life size fabrics look. Everything is aged with a brown ink pad.
I have a tutorial for vintage stoves on my tutorial page.
The door opens into the room rather than to the wall. When it's open it makes like a little entry hall. A tiny little detail. But different!
I made this bed from a real life one I saw on the Layla Grace website. It was called the Josephine bed. That's where I got the name for the house. I made two of these beds but with different finials. The other is listed in my Etsy shop. I glued down the bedding. The pillows are not glued down. They are filled with candle sand to make them stay properly on the bed like real pillows would.
This dollhouse is available in my Etsy shop. Thanks so much for coming over!