Monday, January 7, 2013

Anthropologie Inspired Dollhouse

My Anthropologie inspired dollhouse is done.  It was a lot of fun to make!
 I found the topiary trees at Michaels craft store. They are place card holders from the wedding section.

 The house is covered with concrete. This side and the front have siding made out of corrugated cardboard.
This side is just concrete. I got the 3D effect of the white trim by putting thick cardboard and then covering the entire thing with concrete.
I painted the trim white, the body of the house is puddy colored(tan) and I aged it.  I made my little window crooked. I really wanted vintage character for this house.
The battery and switch are in the dormer roof.
The interior was dreamy to work on!
I made the bed from 2 pieces of fencing. And I decorated it with a scrapbook plaster decoration on the headboard. The bedding is just bits of muslin and lace I had left over.  I did a little needlepoint embroidery on the pillows.
I found a canoe at Hobby Lobby. It was too cute to pass up. I painted it blue and cream and placed it behind the headboard.
I had to put a couple of glitter trees in there too.
 The wall of book pages is so perfect for this house.  The idea came from A Well Dressed Home.
My jar chandelier is my favorite light fixture I've ever made!
The Anthropologie Inspired Dollhouse is Musette's future home. Thanks Rella!
 Measures: 19" tall x 15" deep x 13" across
interior: 14 1/2" tall x 10" deep x 11" across
front porch:11" across x 3 3/4" deep x 8 1/4" tall


  1. LOVE this dollhouse so much!!! I love the lighting fixture as well. :)

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  2. Que cosa mas hermosa!!! Es tan bella y romantica. Cada uno de los detalles que hiciste son realmente fabulosos.
    Estoy enamorada de tus trabajos!!

  3. It's darling, Caroline! I especially love the door curtains, the bed, the birds, and the crooked window. Super sweet!!! xo Jennifer

  4. Oh I love this little cottage! This has to be the prettiest house ever!

  5. Oh, it's a beautiful house. It is the abode of fantasy and joy. Happy New Year!

  6. ese colorido san suave...acojerdora.magnificamente decorada encanta ¡¡¡
    besos Elena

  7. Als ik dit leuke huisje bekijk krijg ik meteen zin in de lente. Alles ziet er zo fris en vrolijk uit. Leuk ook dat vogeltje :)

    Groeten Xandra

  8. Es preciosa! La lámpara es muy original, me gusta mucho.Un gran trabajo! Un beso

  9. Es preciosa, cada una de las casas que haces me gusta más!
    Besos de las Malu´s.

  10. me gusta mucho como la has terminado de decorarm¡, ha quedado muy romantica y dulce



  11. This is a very beautiful cottage, I really love every bit of it, Caroline! Great work! The whole atmosphere is so dreamy and the color scheme is gorgeous!
    Hugs, Ilona

  12. Gelukkig Nieuwjaar Caroline ,
    Wat een beeldig huisje heb jij weer gemaakt.
    Groetjes Marja

  13. Another beautiful little shabby cottage! Your ideas are wonderful and so cozy. Love the bed! Wish I had time to make another little house.

  14. It is a very charming house. I love everything outdoors. It looks so warm and cozy. The little bird is so cute. So nice.


  15. Well my friend, you have out done yourself on this one. I love the bed!! The front porch is amazing.

    I am so grateful you share so many of the wonderful details. I never would have thought of fencing for the head and foot board :-)

    Happy Crafting

  16. Wow Caroline! I love this house.
    It's simply beautiful inside out.
    Hugs, Drora

  17. Again one of your masterpieces..
    So cute...those trees are great.
    The whole house is great....wauw!!

    love Carla.

  18. Дорогая Кэролайн. Ты такая талантливая!!!! домик восхитительный, и как ты все успеваешь))) а какая чудесная идея с освещением! такие баночки симпатичные!!!!!! А стульчик мини, здорово!!!!!!!! Люблю твои работы!!!!!!!!

  19. I love it, Caroline! I especially adore that little bed. Of course, everything in that little house is endearing. I don't know how you do it. I can only conclude that yours is an exceptional talent.

  20. This house is a real dream. I love it.

  21. I'm with you on the jar chandy, I think you really outdid yourself with that one and the fact that it lights up...amaaaazing! Everything is darling! Love the little boat! You should do a little beach cottage next...although I'm sure your mind already has a million wonderful idea's in it:)

  22. Hola Caroline
    Como siempre has hecho una fantastica casita.
    Me encanta el detalle de la lampara de botecitos, genial!!
    Los topiarios quedan perfectos.
    Me encanta la pared con las hojas de libros.
    besitos ascension

  23. I like this enchanting cottage. The atmosphere is so delicate and soft...
    The bird at the window is adorable.
    Bye Faby

  24. I love the way it turned out! So soft and romantic. It looks like lots of tender loving care went into making it.

  25. Toatlly amazing Caroline!! I love the little wreath with the blue bird :) Everything about this house is divine!!
    Hugs ♥ Vicky ♥

  26. Hi Caroline!

    I love the style of your houses. They are really lovely and there are so many details! Great :-)

    Hugs, Lina

  27. Wow Caroline I love this darling house. Its magical inside and out. I love the bed and the boat is a fantastic idea. The chandelier is amazing and perfect in this cottage.
    Hugs Maria

  28. I absolutely love this house - everything about it but especially the chandelier :) I so wish I could see this in real life :) It is stunning and so beautiful.

  29. Caroline, I would need to live for some time in a house like this, sweet and calm and cool as a breath of fresh air ...
    It leads one to think the spring as something close, even though we are in the middle of winter and flu, from which I am afflicted, to be precise!
    Beautiful house, as always :-)
    I also made ​​progress in my cottage and I can not wait to share with all of you: on the mantel, there is a beautiful painting of roses ...
    Mini lovely hugs,

  30. P.S. I would also need an ivy for the outside: can you give me some advice? Yours is always lush :-)

  31. Gorgeous! Anthro should hire you to put some of these in its' stores. I love the ideas you come up with for mini-decor. :)

  32. Me entusiasma cada uno de tus trabajos,esta casa es perfecta y acogedora en todos sus detalles,un nuevo trabajo fantástico!!!

  33. Es preciosa, la lámpara y la pared forrada muy originales.

  34. LOVE everything about this house. The soft color palette. The warm and inviting feel. The eclectic vintage style. And of course....the jar chandelier! It's all completely fabulous!

  35. This little house is pure poetry. I like every detail you've done. As always, your job is just absolutely wonderful.

  36. This is just lovely. I am looking forward to exploring the rest of your blog :-)

  37. Es preciosa me encanta. La cama es una verdadera preciosidad.

  38. Wow Caroline, you have out done yourself with this entchanting cottage, I love it !!!
    There are sooooo many lovely details. but I fell in love with your jar chandelier, it is gorgeous!!

    Hugs Mieke xxx

  39. I have swooned and sighed over your amazing creations for so long and I am now over the moon with happiness that my sweet Musette will have her own cottage created by you. I will cherish it always. xox

  40. Oh! Your house is sooo amazing! I´ve been so inspired now! I want to make one in this style also =) very very pretty!
    Take care!

  41. preciosa!!! no conocia tu blog y he pasado un rato fenomenal visitandolo, ya tienes una nueva seguidora!!!

  42. Precioso trabajo.
    Aprovechaste muy bien el espacio y los colores tenues le dan luz y transparenia.
    Te felicito

  43. Hi Caroline! I love this dollhouse too. So sweet! I really adore your jar light! I want to start making my own lights for my dollhouse too. It is nice to see what you come up with. You always inspire me. :) Love Amy

  44. Oh my goodness Caroline you did it again and then again.....your creations are truly amazing hon.
    That book page wall is so cute, and I went to the real inspiration picture,
    so beautifully charming. Loved your lil light fixture, looks so much like those I see in real life homes, and
    I have seen and love those topiaries and have wanted to get some myself, cause I didn't get them the first time I saw them at hobby lobby. Everything is adorable as always,
    Blessing sweetie, Nellie

  45. You've combined my two favorite things dollhouses and Anthropologie! I haven't been in the mini world for awhile. Love all the things you've been doing!

  46. Absolutely, positively ADORABLE!!! love, love, love! I have a dollhouse on my (adult) bucket list... I love shabby chic AND Anthropologie is one of my all time fav stores! We need to be friends... Ha! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration! Come see me @

  47. this is amazing, no detail seems to be overlooked! love your work

  48. Im thinking this is my favaourite! I love the tiny birds anything with Birds and butterflys just get to me, oh its gorgeous!