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!


  1. Estoy segura que la venderás vacía porque es preciosa, y como dices tiene muchas posibilidades.
    Todas tus casas son especiales y llenas de encanto.
    Un abrazo Caroline

  2. Sabía que e iba a gustar desde el principio! Con tu sello persona,ese que sólo tú sabes imprimir,un cottage maravilloso!!!

  3. Very beautiful. The flowers are amazing.

  4. Es muy onita. Me encanta el efecto de la variedad de tejados

  5. Todas tus casitas tienen algo que atrapa... Y esa lámpara!!! ♥

  6. Another masterpiece. So cute with lots of possibilities. Love the chandeliers.

  7. What a beautiful cottage! I love the details of the bricks and the little thatched roof. Inside the ceiling is beautiful.

  8. Hi! I really enjoed my visit! The house is very pretty. ♥

  9. its very cute, I think it will sell quickly. I like the bump out too and the three different types of roofing materials is so unique!

    Have a wonderful summer

  10. I love!! The colors is beautiful and the lamp is incredible. Perfect work, dear Caroline.
    Lots hugs❤️

  11. Another gorgeous house to drool over :)
    I love the door with the beautiful wreath.
    Hugs Maria

  12. You have achieved a very tranquil atmosphere inside you Brummies Hollow Caroline. I really like the bump out and the mix of exterior finishes on this cottage. I also like the mix of wall coverings inside; shabby, cute and sweetly chic, all at the same time! :)


  13. Dear Caroline! It's very exciting to follow how you make a wonderful house step by step. Thank you! I wish you much inspiration! Hugs, Julia

  14. Bellísima !!! Precioso trabajo :)