Sunday, November 21, 2010

Christmas Carole Dollhouse: Stairs

I want a lot of red inside this dollhouse. I started with the stairs. I used a red upholstery fabric as a runner.
First,  I painted the stairs a very dark brown and glossed it. Then I hot glued the runner, making sure it was tight around each step. I started at the bottom and glued one step at a time.
I painted some gold detail on the side and on the railings. Then I looked at it and thought it was missing something.
Runner brackets! I used these gold foil wires that I had removed from ribbon for another project.
I also did one room's wood floor and cut out the carpet for another room. It's back to work on the Christmas Dollhouse!!


  1. Your stairs do look fabulous, with that beautiful carpet up the center. I left a comment on your facebook page. I realise that these are made for dolls, and I meant no offence. Just thought you wouldn't mind some helpful advice.
    I love seeing what you come up with each time you put your creative hands to work. Thanks for sharing!

  2. The upholstery fabric seems to work so well as carpet. Wouldn't have thought to try it. You're such a resourceful gal :)

  3. Un buen trabajo. Esta escalera ahora más perfecta con esta alfombra. Me encanta.
    Besos Clara

  4. they have such a rich feeling to them- beautiful!! The runner brackets are brilliant ♥

  5. I love the stairs! Great job!!
    -Kim :)

  6. Oh my! Are these not the most adorable stairs! I'm telling you, you are the "Master" Dollhouse Builder! Seriously, these are just perfect. Love the tiny carpet runner rod thingies!