Wednesday, April 20, 2011

1920s Cottage Dollhouse: concrete and paint

I finished my stucco and rocks on the cottage.
I use patch concrete for this. I carve the rocks with a coat of concrete that is thicker.

 I painted the stucco a warm gray. The rocks are done in different shades of cream/tan. I painted the roof green so that when I put the shingles on, no unfinished wood will show through.


  1. It's wonderful! :)

    Does the cement make it heavy?

  2. Hi Dale! No the concrete is a patch product(already mixed in a plastic tub ready to use) and it can be spread thin. It's a fine sand mix so it's smooth. It's surprising that it is not heavy! But it does help make these houses stronger. I love using it.

  3. my goodness! the rocks look so real and beautiful!

  4. Snappin' ducks! Caroline!!
    Is there anything you haven't tackled or thought of in the way of adorable abodes???
    You are constantly amazing me.
    Keep up the wonderful creativity!

  5. Very interesting model of a house, I like it. I see that he will be really amazing! good luck :o)

  6. Looks lovely I love the way you have done the stonework I must try this myself.

  7. ...hello talented one!!
    This little cottage reminds me of my first home...
    it was charcoal and had this fabulous stone fireplace!
    I made scalloped awnings for the front two windows...this is very fairytale like little red riding hood:)

    xo, Rosemary

  8. ohhhh- I knew I would find something amazing when I clicked your link! I love the stonework- beautiful!!!

  9. Estas consiguiendo unos fantasticos acabados, quedara preciosa.
    besitos ascension

  10. Very nice, what a cozy little cottage! Looking forward to seeing what you do with it next. :)

    - Grace

  11. This is really Sweet! I was going to ask the same question Dale asked.... I just completed one of these kits....I like your concrete and stone exterior details! I will have to try some of this patch concrete! Thanks for the tips!

  12. Hi Caroline,
    I love how you are doing the rocks around the front door. That looks awesome, and so does the other stone look work. You amaze me with your creativity girl!! You do some of the neatest things.
    thanks for coming by to say Happy Easter, it was great to hear from you as always.
    I hope you have a delightful and Blessed Easter!
    He has Risen, He has Risen indeed!
    Blessings, Nellie

  13. Once again, another amazing creation. It's so darling I can't stand it. The piece of mail on that cute door mat.......fabulous.

    xox Rella

  14. Wow, great photos! This shows exactly how much loving work you put into your houses. It really looks like a real-size house! Great job, Caroline!

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