Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Donut Shop Dollhouse

I'm still working on the Donut shop.
Remember the inspiration cottage? A Donut Shop print.
This is painted by Kim. I found her shop Kim's Cottage Art on Etsy and was amazed at the cuteness!
I worked on the door. I just carved out the rectangles using a box cutter.
The interior got a coat of plaster.
To cut little pieces of wood this cutter is a must. It will save your hands from calluses! I first heard about this from Norma over at Make Mine Mini I think.  It's a bit expensive, but worth every penny!

Next I painted. The roses and flowers on the front wall are hand painted.
This is a piece of very whimsical gift wrap. I used white glue to put it up. The white wainscoting is corrugated cardboard.
This wall I painted the bottom pink with white dots. On top, it is white with tiny pink spots. The border is white cardboard that I cut with special scissors.
I made the little curtain edge using french knots.
I can't wait to see how it looks with the siding. I think I'll use popsicle sticks for the siding.

Kim's Cottage Art can be found by clicking here. She has so many adorable cottages to look at!


  1. Hi Caroline, I will be waiting to see more of your adorable little house. They are always amazing with all of the tiny details. Have a great week. Your Missouri Friend.

  2. Hi Caroline! I just love what you've done so far on your mini house! It's so sweet! Your French knots on the curtain look amazing! Your hand-painted roses are to die for! I can't wait to see more. :-) Jennifer

  3. It's fantastic! I think that this house will be wonderful like the other your works! I wait to see the progress!

  4. Maravilloso.......como siempre ¡¡¡un abrazo, Angeles

  5. Fabulous! I like the colors. I'm waiting to see the progress.
    Bye Faby

  6. Oh wow Caroline, I love it!!! The door looks fantastic.I love the shade of pink you've chosen and the handpainted roses and flowers look divine!!! Everything is looking wonderfully happy and fun, so perfect for a donut shop :0)
    Vicky xxxx

  7. Caroline!!! que dulce y que colorido!! me encanta!!!
    Besos de las Malu´s.

  8. Cuanta creatividad! tus casas parecen de azucar!!! lindas!

  9. The place is looking lovely. I envy you the ability to paint free hand with those flowers. They are so beautiful!! Looking forward to seeing it all done :-)

  10. Hi Caroline, amazing how you do it, but it already has this "Kim " look.
    I love the gift wrap and the hand painted flowers :)
    Have a good week !!

    Hugs Mieke xxx

  11. Thank you so much for linking up to the blog hop!! Wishing you all the best in your bloggy endeavors. Cheers!


  12. Hi Caroline! This is just stunning! You really are an inspiration! I LOVE the floral wall! It is sweetness come to life - just perfect for a donut shop! Amy :)

  13. It's getting gorgeous, Caroline! I'm dying to see how it goes when finished. The interior of the cottage is getting very lively and richly colored!

  14. Morning Caroline,
    Well, I put "In the good ole summertime" on my netflix queue, so eventually we will see it too. thanks, I knew there was another one they talked about in the extra things they had about "You've got mail" but forgot to write it down, and my daughter has our movie, so thanks for the heads up, cause I probably would have forgotton.

    Your donut shop is coming out so well. Loved the roses painted on the wall and the color scheme, and that cute lil shade. Gonna be another winner, I can tell...........

    Have a wonderful week sweetie,
    Blessings, Nellie

  15. This will be cute!!!
    Because I love your blog, I have an award for you. You will find it on my blog.

  16. Caroline, This is going to be a beautiful donut shop. I think I can small the powdered sugar and donuts from here. I cannot wait to see it completed, Maureen.