Monday, March 11, 2019

Swan Ridge - Furnished Custom Dollhouse

I've finished furnishing Swan Ridge for Barbara.
This house is covered in dried flowers and real greenery. No plastic.
I found the chairs and tables at Hobby Lobby.They are part of a set with a bench. So I bought 2 sets to have 2 chairs.
 I love bunting. I think it makes any house look so festive and romantic.  The 2 windows are the type that slide open.
 This little mailbox was the last piece I made for the house. The porch was just missing something. You can see a tutorial for the mailbox here: mailbox
 I use a thick canvas material used to make drop-clothes to make all the rugs.
The house is 18” across x 18 1/2 tall without the chimney. It’s 12 1/4” deep plus a  4” porch.

 I made the chairs, table, mantel, pillows, rug, flowers and chandelier.
 The table was a buffet that came with a broken leg. So I transformed it into a halltree with a real chalkboard.

 The kitchen has a very vintage vibe.
 I made the sink from scratch as well as the stove and hood,  and the table.

This fridge was actually part of a basic kitchen set from Hobby Lobby. I had not used the fridge because it looked hideous. It was a rectangle box.  All it took was rounding off all the corners and edges.  I added a couple of trim pieces and the word love(jewelry finding). I painted it a soft robin egg blue and glossed it heavily.
Upstairs is the bedroom and bath.
 I painted the tub bottom half in a mat cream color.

 Made a bed all messy and cozy. There is also a bench and nightstand.

I hoped you enjoyed your tour of this little cottage!


  1. Barbara will be very happy with this beautiful cottage, Caroline!!! So many details... Love it!

  2. Someone is going to be very lucky to get this piece! It’s wonderful!!! ❤️

  3. Love the whole thing, but my fav is the kitchen! Reminds me of our vintage lake cottage kitchen- LOVE that fridge! Also, the details on the curtains in the bedroom are adorable! ;)

  4. Love it!! Your houses are always so beautiful and cozy.

  5. Do you have a tutorial for the sink?

  6. Enchanting! The furniture is so delicate. Love the atmosphere in this house, so cozy.

  7. Absolutely gorgeous,lucky Barbara ❤

  8. Absolutely gorgeous,lucky Barbara ❤

  9. MARAVILLOSA!!!! Cómo me gustaría hacerme pequeña y poder recorrerla!!! ♥

  10. Great project - I love the color palette

  11. Es preciosa y adorable por dentro, y me encanta la entrada !!!!!

  12. En of ik genoten heb je bent knappert die alles maken kan lieve groetjes Daniëlle

  13. BEAUTIFUL! It is stunning. I love it all. All the small little accessories really pushed it over the edge. Love everything about it. Great job

  14. Hi Caroline,
    i haven't been blogging for a long while but I did today and came upon your beautiful, stunning doll house. I love everything about it, the furnishings, and the outside decor. You are one amazing and talented person. I hope all is well with you. So good to see your work and say hi. Take care and love!
    Diane@babiesbridesandlavender xo

  15. Wow wow wow what a beautiful house!
    groetjes van Marijke

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  17. Can you do a tutorial on your rugs. Do you use acrylic on canvas and are your designs freehand. How do you make the fringe. I love love love everything you do. Thank you