Thursday, November 25, 2010

Christmas Carole Dollhouse: The Shop

I'm almost done with the first room. It's the downstairs room that I'm calling the shop. The room is light green. I painted random shapes in dark green and gold to simulate a Victorian wallpaper. The baseboards and crown moldings are dark brown and glossed. The top also has a lattice trim that I cut out of cardstock and painted gold.
I painted a ceiling medallion gold and highlighted it with red. The chandelier is my own handmade light. I just bent the wire and added a single light in the middle of the chandelier. The candles are actually cut cotton swabs painted gold.
I made red velvet curtains. They are hairsprayed so they stay perfectly in place.In the window, I made a little Christmas scene. There are Christmas trees with snow, Santa's naughty or nice list, a Victorian Santa ornament and a glittered Merry Christmas sign.
I made the fireplace by hand. Santa's clothes and boots are drying there!
I still need to hinge the door in place and add snow and decorations outside and on top of the mantle.
The next room is going to be the red room. The walls are already red and the ceiling cream.


  1. You're soooo creative!

    P.S. – I’m having a Jeanne d’Arc Living Christmas Giveaway!
    Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio

  2. Looks like a fun project :)

    I know lots of gals use hairspray on their textiles but I worry that it's going to yellow over time :(

  3. Esta habitación está quedando preciosa. Me encanta el traje de Santa.
    Besos Clara

  4. Hi Cinderella,
    Wow, it is looking good, you have such creative ways of making things, so cool. They say necessity is the mother of invention, and it really is true.
    can't wait to see the next room.
    Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving hon.
    Blessings, Nellie

  5. Que habitacion tan maravillosa, me encanta.
    El traje de papa Noel, es encantador.
    besitos ascension

  6. Love the Shop! You did a great job on the wallpaper, fireplace and the ceiling medallion. I especially love the bay window with the window panes! Beautiful! And I love Santa's coat and boots drying by the fireplace. So cute, Caroline.