Thursday, October 21, 2010

Christmas Carol Dollhouse

The Christmas  Carol dollhouse's exterior is mostly painted. For the exterior walls I did a stucco and timber, brick, stone, stucco and wood.I love having all different types of walls. It makes the house look so much more cozy.
All the walls are actually concrete that I carved into different finishes. What makes it come alive is the paint job, especially the aging.
I googled medieval street and this side of a building with this deep salmon color came up. I knew that was the right look for my house. Of course mine had to look much more old and worn, so I use a watered down black and brown paint mix to glaze everything.

I added the little angel since this is going to be Christmas themed.
I brought the bricks to the front of the house for continuity. And for the first floor I've painted everything dark green. I will give the green a couple coats of gloss to look like painted wood.

I did all the trims dark. I love the look of weathered, old, stained wood.

Next, doors and the chimney. Then I'm going inside and tackling the floors!

A special thank you to Gloria for doing another blog post about the clothespins I make. If you want to see it here's the link:


  1. ooo myyyyyy i love this :D Linda x

  2. The house looks fantastic, will enjoy following your progress with it!

  3. Oh Caroline, You do such amazing work. Your Christmas house is coming out so amazingly well. Just love it.
    Looks so authentic.
    Thanks so much for coming by today and it was nice to hear from you hon.
    I have found there are many who don't like cleaning the fridge. You are right about there being worse things to clean like cleaning the drains, but I am fortunate cause hubby usually does that for me!!

    Have a great evening.
    blessings hon, Nellie

  4. That is wonderful! I love all the different treatments.

  5. The house is beautiful, I love this
    groetjes Ingrid

  6. La casa está preciosa. Todas las fachadas tienen un aire del paso del tiempo. Me encanta.
    Un gran trabajo.
    Besos Clara

  7. What a fantastic house, Caroline, I can´t wait to see decorated for christmas..
    Love, Susanne

  8. this is so gorgeous- I even had to show my hubby! You do such beautiful work ♥

  9. Your house looks so authentic. I love the different finishes. Looks like an old timey house. I can't wait to see what you do next.

  10. Oh my! I can't believe how far you have come already! You are doing this so fast, are you sleeping at all?? :) Seriously, this look fantastic. I can't believe how talented you are. I wouldn't even know where to begin and here you are, making this house look so realistic, with all of the different details! Fantastic job. Can't wait to see more...

  11. I love all your details and it truly looks realistic.

  12. I love all your details and it truly looks realistic.

  13. Hi Caroline! hey I thought of you today...I had received my Samplers from Dover pub. and they have some pics of vintage 1920's houses and other things....would you like me to forward the e-mail to your E-mail? so you can see them...they are right up your alley;) Let me know and send me your e-mail address at
    and I'll do real quick..after a week the samples go away so you need to save the ones you want in your pictures file on your comp.
    Let me know!

  14. Popped over here from Gloria's blog! Wow!!! You do FINE work!!! A-MAZING little houses!!!

  15. You've made this into a really beautiful house. Gill