I called my new custom dollhouse La Couturiere. This house is a fresh mint color with a lilac door.
The house measures 20 1/2" high x 14 1/2" deep x 13 1/2" across.
The colors of this house were very hard to photograph. The colors are very soft and feminine. The door is not so purple but more of a sophisticated lilac. And the mint is also subtle. It's really very shabby chic.
I made the little wreath and tiny white and pink roses using a hole punch in the shape of a flower. I think I used 6 flower shapes for each rose. The door knob is also a rose. It's a bead on a small box fastener. Turned out magical!
I put a little bicycle in the front. Just back from the market!
I was able to get these tiny stains on the back of the curtain. I used hairspray and cardboard. I sprayed the cardboard down with a large amount of hairspray and put the fabric on top. Let dry. When you lift the fabric up it picks up some of the cardboard fibers. Just a little to look like very old stains.
Downstairs is my sewing scene. I had the sewing machine and dress form left over from another project. I decided it would look great in this house.
The ironing board was not complicated to do but it was hard to get those legs even.
The interior doorknob is another rose.
The legs of the table are stair spindles.
I love making baskets. I poke wires into foam board and start weaving cotton twine. Then I use Modge Podge to stiffen the whole thing. The base of the basket is wood that I add then paint and done!
I've made tons of mushrooms before. But the orchid is my first. I took the instructions for them on a gum paste tutorial for cakes. Worked!
The bed is a very soft green. It's aged with brown and gold.
I saw the design for this cage on Pinterest. The original birdcage is by Veronique Lux. I just had to try to make one. There was just photos of it for sale on Ebay. So I guessed the materials and size. I made the little bird with yarn fibers. The swing really swings.
Well, that's another house done! I'll get to work on that mailbox tutorial for you guys. It's another simple project that adds so much charm to a dollhouse. See you then!