Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A Shabby Chic Retreat for Susan

I have finished the Shabby Chic Retreat. I hope I have captured that special look Susan was looking for in her very own Cinderella Moments Cottage! Here are some pictures...

I'm so happy with this fireplace. I started off with a few pieces of left over wood. I used the hot glue gun to make some 3D little designs. I painted the whole thing with a gray/beige paint. Then I added layers. First, a bright white, then cream paint and I finished it all off with that old brown looking color. That's actually a brown inking pad I used. You know those you use for stamping. It works so well and it is a breeze to apply!
The painting is my own hand painted roses. I did the edges of the painting with the same ink pad.

I made the chandelier with wire I painted cream. I used beads as candles. The roses are made out of fabric. The chandelier hangs from a little chain of crystal seed beads.
This house was absolutely a charm to make! It came together so quickly and easily.


  1. Oh goodness, how sweet is this cottage!!! Susan is only lucky gal to own such a beauty. =D

  2. It's wonderful! I love everything about it...especially the door...

  3. Beautiful little cottage! Hugs Kati

  4. What a beauty, and adore the door ;-)Lucky Susan!
    Love, Susanne

  5. ...your fairytale cottages are always such a delight!
    I could move into any one of them:)
    just delightful!!
    xo, Rosemary

  6. What a womderful cottage!! And how fast you've made it! I love it and admire you. Fantastic as always.
    Big hugs

  7. OMG! Are you ever NOT at your creative best? Everything you do is a masterpiece! This cottage is so sweet!

  8. Preciosisimo este cottage.Besos.

  9. This cottage is soooooo sweet and adorable, I love it :)
    You inspire me with making all those lovely cottages; It is always a pleasure to visit your Blog.

    Hugs Mieke xxx

  10. Another beautiful creation, Caroline! Another little wonder to behold. I love what you did with the brown ink pad. It's very effective. I also love your little porch with the columns. Of course, I love everything else. You are just unbelievable!

  11. Beautiful Amazing ;-)!!!! Jestem pod wra┼╝eniem