Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Cotsworth Cottage Dollhouse

Are you ready to see Cotsworth Cottage? This commissioned dollhouse turned out very cute.
It's old English style cottage. The size is 18 1/2" tall x 18" wide x 15" deep.
The exterior walls are plaster. The stone foundation is concrete.


 For the thatched roofs I used coconut fiber. I think I just ordered a couple of bundles on the internet a long time ago. It's a bit messy to work with. But so cute.

 The interior had to have that classic old cottage style. But the new owner, Kathie requested a light color palette. So I added a lavender wallpaper downstairs and a green paper upstairs. This keeps the interior very neutral so she can change her décor and never clash with the finishes.
 Everything is nicely aged.




 Make sure you check out my fireplace mantel tutorial!









 For the walkway I found these little rock pebbles at Michael's. So sweet! I just spread it over a thick layer of white glue and press in.

I'm so glad you came over!  The next house is also a commission and it's a variation on the Shabby Chic Dollhouse from my how to book. 
Have a great week! And create something.
hugs,


24 comments:

  1. Dear Caroline,
    I think your houses are all beautiful, but this one has something special. I love the round stem with the thatched roof. It has become so charming, beautiful work of yours.

    Hugs Alexandra

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  2. Wat een goed idee van je met die coccos heel mooi geworden lieve groetjes Daniëlle

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  3. I love it. To have added thatched roofs is a wonderful idea.
    Geneviève

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  4. Love the thatch! And the green wallpaper upstairs. Good job!

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  5. Es preciosa, como todas tus casas. Un saludo,

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  6. Molto bella! I colori soprattutto, sono perfetti! ❤️

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  7. Stunning! I love the pebbled walkway....the mingled colors suit this English cottage so well. I think the turret adds the perfect old English touch. The wallpapers are gorgeous, and I love how you did all the aging....adds such character. Kathie is going to be sooooo happy with her dreamy doll dwelling! I want to sit by the fire and live there for a bit myself!

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  8. Como siempre una casa encantadora. Bellísima.
    Besujis!!!

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  9. Simply gorgeous, in and out. Thanks for the fabulous photos and explanations.
    Hugs, Drora

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  10. Es una maravilla. Su dueña va a estar muy satisfecha con tu trabajo.

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  11. Lovely as usual! So glad that I found you! I am in awe of your talent!

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    1. Thank you Patti! So glad to have you here! <3
      hugs,
      Caroline

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  12. Es tan bonita! ♥ Parece un trocito de primavera... :)

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  13. Your cottage is enchanting Caroline. I too have used those mini rocks in some of my creations. I made a wishing well that really works. I put paper clay all over a hard tube & pressed the rocks into the clay. Then when it air dried I put a gloss over it to seal it.

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  14. Oooh, so cute! As you said this house is an old English style cottage.
    But, you know..It's defenetely also My Style! Love it! ♥
    Hugs, piikko

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  15. It's very beutiful cottage! :) The tower looks great with the coconut fiber roof! :)

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  16. I absolutely looove this one!!! My dear, you have an extraordinary knack for making these houses! hope all is well. ; )
    p.s. i changed my website to magical-fun.com (i was just plain bored with key to my world.) cheers luv!

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  17. Cotsworth Cottage is just adorable! You've made it so charming! Love it!

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  18. This is a very special house, it looks so real like its a cute country house from that movie with Cameron Diaz your work just blows me away

    Hug
    Marisa

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  19. This is a favorite for sure! Love the turret!

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