Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Kotton Kandy Kit Dollhouse: New Orleans Shabby Chic

I did a lot of details today.
I attached one of the roof parts and made some flower boxes.
These are mulberry paper roses I got on sale at the store. I just love the pale purple and white roses together. I put moss at the bottom of the box. The box is 4 pieces of scrap wood(no back needed).
The bottom window box is slightly tilted forward so you can easily see the contents.
And guess how I made the design on the boxes. Hot glue! Then paint the boxes cream and highlight with a burnt golden brown. So easy!

I put some moss here and there on the front porch.
I made the curtains. The downstairs ones are striped silk taffeta. These are perfect for dollhouses because they hold their shape. These are tan, gold and a burnt deep pink.
This is the upstairs attic window. I used a tea stained lace with cream bows.
I glued the topiary in place and made a pink polka dot welcome mat.
These topiary are place card holders for weddings from the craft store. They are only a couple of dollars. I painted some cream on the brown pots and added a ballet pink bow to each.
The door mat is a piece of pink felt with white painted polka dots.
The last thing I did today is this porch roof. I used a piece of cardboard, wrapped it with foil and glued it in place.
This is the side that I glued down.You can see how simple this is to wrap.
I bent the corners down.
I wasn't sure how the paint would work. But it turned out great. I used the burnt golden brown and smeared it on with my fingers.
It looks a lot like rust. I might add another layer of a different color tomorrow for more depth. I think a little bit of brown would look good.
Tomorrow I will try to get the shingles on. I have already dyed them a light gray color and they are drying. I also have to get going on the crystal chandeliers.


  1. It looks Great!Wounderful!

  2. Caroline, you are going great guns!! It is looking soooo sweet.
    Well done so far.

  3. It's looking so good! I love the little window box and the topiary tree's, such a nice touch:)

  4. Looking lovely! You are a inspiration!

  5. It keeps getting sweeter and sweeter! I love the topiary trees by the door- what a wonderful touch and the welcome mat is adorable!

  6. Que bonitas rosas para las ventanas y esos topiarios quedan geniales.
    Me encanta como te esta quedando verdaderamente genial.
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    1. I am looking for porch spindles. I broke one on my doll house do you know where I can get some. they are like the ones on your porch