Sunday, January 8, 2017

La Vie En Rose Custom Dollhouse

Here is my first dollhouse of 2017! I call it La Vie En Rose custom dollhouse. It's a peachy pink color. It's not showing up very well in most of the photos. 

 It's a very soft peach pink. That's why the camera has such a tough time capturing this delicate color.
 The exterior is plaster and concrete. I wanted very smooth walls. The plaster is the way to go to achieve perfect walls. All the links to the products I use are on my "resources" page.
This house is 22" tall x 12 1/2" deep x 12 3/4" across. Interior downstairs space is 10" front to back x 12" side to side and  8 1/2" tall. Upstairs is 9 3/4" front to back x 12" sided to side x 8 1/4" tall.
The door is grey with gold trim.
 There's a light under the porch. A little jewelry end cap is used to make it pretty.

On the rail, I tried Elizabeth's of technique. I used paint, glue and cinnamon. She is a master of finishes. And she lets you in on all her secrets!

 The push switch and battery for all 3 of the lLED lights are in the chimney. 

 This house is unfurnished. I decided to let the future owner have all the fun. Can you imagine the possibilities! But I have refrained! LOL!
 I used my hot glue "tin" tile technique for the ceiling.
 The ladder is not glued in place.

 I found the chinoiserie paper while doing a google search of wallpaper. It was a pretty small sample photo. But I was able to paste enough together on my Paint program to get a nice surface area.

This house is available on Etsy. Thanks for coming by and looking! 
I hope 2017 has started out as a marvelous year for everyone. I have been having the best time so far.
big hugs♥,


  1. Resulta maravillosa en ese color! La miro y no puedo dejar de suspirar... ♥ Es una delicia!

  2. Oh wow! So beautiful little house and that ceiling is spectacular. Wallpaper with tiny roses is perfect for this house. It really showes that you did the house for love:)

  3. Que delicia empezar el año con esa dulce,preciosa y encantadora casa!!!,me gusta tanto ese delicado color de la fachada en contraste con el tejado y la puerta,el óxido de la barandilla se ve muy real!!!!

  4. So pretty! I love the ceiling, and the wallpaper. And what a great tip for aging the railing - glue, paint and cinnamon. I bet it smells good, too!

  5. Very pretty house! I love the colors and the wallpaper.
    Happy New Year!

  6. It looks amazing Caroline! You've made me feel so inspired to start working on my "new" dollhouse, hubby got it for $7.50 at a thrift store:) But it's definitely a fixer upper so thank you for some great idea's!!! Happy New Year, I'm hoping to get a blog post up later this's been over 3 months since my last one...ugh!

  7. Another amazing house, Caroline. I notice that you are using a heavier gage wire for your chandelier, very nice. If I am reading you correctly, created your own wallpaper. I am finding it very hard to find decent wallpaper. Either I am too picky or don't have a very good sense of design. The house is amazing and yes, the new owner will have so much fun furnishing it.

  8. Another beautiful house Caroline! I love it. It has your style printed all over it and I love this shabby chic style. Fantastic work.
    Hugs, Drora

  9. This house is INCREDIBLE Caroline! I am In Love with it both inside and out.
    Love Love Love your Front Door!!! Love the iron balcony too! Thanks for your shout out regarding my tutorial. I am Very Happy that the cinnamon rusting came in handy for this Very Tasty project- Tres Shabby Chic!


  10. Has comenzado el año con una maravillosa casa. El color, la puerta, el envejecimiento de la barandilla. Está genial. El interior romántico y acogedor. Me encanta el estilo.

  11. A gorgeous house!!! there are many things I love, like the ceiling and the rail.

  12. Another amazing gorgeous house. I love the colors the rose paper is beautiful. The door looks great just perfect for this house. Love your work.
    Hugs Maria

  13. !!!! Es tan bonita Caroline !!!!, me encanta el color por dentro y por fuera, y tus lámparas como siempre maravillosas.
    Será un placer decorarla.
    Un abrazo

  14. This one is so pretty and dainty. Luv the homemade wallpaper! I admire your excellent talent for interior decoration and trim work. I actually learn from it because I don't really have an eye for that. You have set the scene so pretty, I'm sure the new owner of this dollhouse is going to enjoy furnishing it.

  15. Oh I forgot to ask. I loved the peachy pink paint color. I might want to try that color for an interior. May I inquire for the brand and color name of that paint? Thanks Caroline. ; )

    1. I mixed that color myself actually. I used a regular pink with white and then added a tiny bit of red. Then probably more white because I probably went overboard with red. LOL! I'm sure you could find a ballet pink paint out there already done. hugs♥♥♥

  16. What a beautiful little house Caroline. Your work never ceases to bring a smile to my face :) What a wonderful way to start 2017!
    All the best

  17. Amazing! The colors and wallpaper make the house so romantic.

  18. It's very sweet, romantic and beautiful! Lovely work <3

  19. Es una casa de ensueño.... has comenzado el año expléndidamente.
    Un abrazo

  20. What a lovely little house! The color is so sweet and I love that you share your tips and process with us.

  21. O Carolien het is zo beeldig super mooi lieve groetjes Danielle

  22. Un trabajo exquisito y muy realista. Felicidades! hugs, Marisa

  23. Caroline, this house is one of favourite! <3 It is really cute and beautiful. I love the colours you used and it's all so pretty!
    I wish you a very happy year 2017!
    Hugs, piikko

  24. OMG! This is absolutely STUNNING! So romantic and beautiful! I love it!!❤️

  25. Hi Caroline,
    Love, Love, Love this darling lil house. You do such great work. Love the color too, and all the flowers, such sweetness. Also love that you mentionaed
    Elizabeth as I have lost contact with her, and now know how to find her again.
    Hope you are well over your flu and feeling great and enjoying your New Year.
    Love and Blessings hon,

  26. I love! Perfect, Caroline.
    Big mini hugs❤