Friday, July 22, 2011

Shabby Streamside Studio #2! Dollhouse

I know I was suppose to be doing Cinderella's cottage. But I got side tracked! I had this craving to make the shabby chic little cabin from Sandy Foster's My Shabby Streamside Studio again.
Her little romantic getaway is so inspiring! I loved making the first one and as soon as it sold I had requests to make it again. So here goes!
I started a couple of days ago and it has moved along at lightning speed! Everything fit together easily and at the first try. Shocking!!

This time I decided to use plaster inside and concrete out. The last one had cardboard wainscoting. This will make it super strong.

While the plaster was still wet I drew in my wainscoting lines.
I used the hot glue technique on the fireplace wall. That is I drew on a simple design and used my small glue gun to follow those lines. Once dry just paint over the glue and you get a 3 D design.
The wood floor is cut up pine Popsicle sticks.
This is the screen door and the front door.
I just carved out the panels on both sides of the door with a little knife.

This is the flower box. Also with the hot glue treatment for the design.
The inside got 2 coats of paint on the plaster.
I made the tin tiles from cardboard cut into 2" squares and hot glued design. I made the fireplace from left over scraps of wood.
The mirror is from Hobby Lobby. It was gold. I painted it white with just one coat of paint so the dark color would show through.
This is the ceiling under the loft. Again the hot glue tin tiles. This time I made them directly on the wood. This chandelier will be battery powered.
I have a feeling I'll be doing this little cottage a few more times after this!


  1. Fabulous! I loved the first one and I'm sure I'm going to love this one just as well. :)

  2. It's soooo cute! What kit house are you using? Can't wait to see it finished :-)

  3. Thanks Dale!
    Rudoo- I used the Primrose kit from Greenleaf. I just totally ripped it apart and made more windows and changed the roof. And I added that triangle piece as the side gable. That was a left over attic floor since I usually leave out the attics in my other houses, I have a bunch!

  4. Wow! That tiny - little house is so cute!

  5. I love it and I shall have to try the hot glue tip - thankyou for the hint. Looking forward to seeing how this one develops as the first one was totally gorgeous! Judith x

  6. you. are. amazing.
    absolutely adorable!!!

  7. And there she goes!! Another MASTERPIECE in the works! Can't wait to see it. Oh, I remember the first one: GORGEOUS!

  8. The recreation of Sandy's little cottage definitely deserves an encore performace! I can't wait to see it finished:)

  9. Es realmente precioso, me encanta cómo lo estás haciendo y cómo está quedando, maravilloso :-)

  10. Ya has empezado otra?
    Me encanta como va, seguro que queda fantastica como todas tus casitas.
    Volvere para ver los adelantos.
    besitos ascension

  11. What a fabulous cottage, Caroline! You've done it again--created a masterpiece! I just love your work!