Thursday, June 22, 2017

Brummies Hollow Custom Dollhouse

Brummies Hollow is a farmhouse cottage like you would find in the European countryside. As always I did the exterior with many different finishes for that vintage look. 
There's plaster, plaster and timber, vertical siding, and bricks.
The house is 20 1/2" tall x 12 1/2" deep x 14" across.

 I made the wreath and the tiny roses on it.  There's a lattice under all the vines by the door. The path is done with candle sand. Just lay down a nice thick layer of glue, and press down the sand into it. The grass is a sheet of moss you can buy at Hobby Lobby. It has a sticky back side.
I did a cute little bump out. I think it's my favorite part of the house.
The bricks are done in concrete. All the links to these products is on my 'resources' page. I like hand sculpted bricks that are not perfect. I don't want a sterile look.  So I draw/sculpt the shapes in with an old X-Acto knife when the concrete has set for about 10 minutes.

There are 3 different roofing materials - pine shingles, corrugated and coconut fibers.

I use a battery operated LED light system. I hide the switch and battery in the chimney.
 I kept the interior very neutral. This house would be so easy to decorate! I may do it later on if it does not sell empty.
 There are 2 rooms. One on each level. I left them wide open so you could have many furniture arrangement possibilities.
 The bump out would be perfect for a little table or desk or cozy reading nook.
 Upstairs reminds me of Restoration Hardware for some reason. Maybe it's that gray wall.

I hope you enjoyed your visit!  This house is available in my Etsy shop. Until next time, keep creating mini wonders!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Brummies Hollow Custom Dollhouse

Things have been a wee bit hectic around here! But Brummies Hollow now has more interior finishes.
 This house is suppose to look like an old English farm cottage- like a Peter Cottontail story book house. So the walls are nicely tattered and aged.
 The floor is also very rustic. There's just a wash of silver/brown paint diluted with water and no gloss.
 Upstairs, 2 walls and the ceiling are plastered and one wall has wallpaper.  I also made a couple of chandelier.
 One wall is plastered on the outside. I bought 2 pre-made square windows. The rest are all going to be custom windows. Mixing elements is a great way to get character for your house.
 I also bought the door and painted it and glossed it. Then I made a little wreath.
 I already put the plastic film for the windows. Notice I first painted around the exterior of the window. Let that dry and then apply your window. This is so that if any thing shows under the window trim, it won't be unfinished looking.