Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Shabby Streamside Studio Dollhouse 3

I have started the exterior finish of the house.
I'm using concrete on the exterior. This makes the dollhouses very strong and shipping worthy. If I weren't shipping I would skip this step.
While the concrete is still wet I apply the wainscoting. This is a cardboard box that I stripped the top layer off of to reveal the ridges. Now I have a super strong bond between the house wood, concrete and wainscoting.
I also added the porch floor and the little front door step.
I painted the roof green so that when I add the shingles no unfinished wood will show through.
Starting to look like something you've seen before? LOL!
You can still vote for my sisters' beach picture. Voting is open until the 21st. Then I'll stop pestering you I promise!  : D


  1. This one too is so interesting! I love how you use the cardboard! You always amaze me and inspire me!

  2. I repeat words from Terri : You always amaze me and inspire me! With the support of your perfect examples, I started a new construction project! No more ready-made boxes, collecting the wall by myself! I'm afraid, but look at your work and do it. My motto now: Remember Caroline, and just do it!

    Hugs, Katy

  3. I love your dollhouses and I really love coming to your blog you are sooo creative.

    Marisa :)

  4. I agree with Terri...I love how you use the cardboard. That look is amazing!

  5. I LOVE your shabbby streamside studios, Caroline! This is looking so lovely!

  6. Te esta quedando fantastica!!!
    Espero que ganen!!!
    besitos ascension

  7. What a stunning idea Caroline, using the cardboard.
    It looks great ( like all your houses), and what a good idea to paint the roof before adding the shingles.
    And YES you ''pestering woman'' :).
    I did the voting again today, so I think your sister is going to win !!

    Hugs Mieke xxx