Baleine Cottage is done! I named it Baleine Cottage because of this coat rack in the shape of a whale. I made it out of balsam wood from a picture I saw on Pinterest...
I also made the bench from veneer wood. I filled my little shabby chic bag with a baguette, lemons and a big rose. There's a copy of Victoria Magazine and Country Home on the bench and a set of keys hanging on the coat rack.
The front door was also inspired from a Pinterest picture...
I bought the little kayak at Hobby Lobby and painted it gray & white with roses.
The roof is a combination pine shingle and "metal". The metal roof is really cardboard strip painted and rusted to look like metal.
Inside the chimney is the battery and switch for all the lights.
All the paintings are originals I painted by hand.
This is a little metal tub I painted and aged. The desk is from a kit.
My chair looks right at home here. I also made an ottoman. The trick to getting the fabric to fall correctly on the sides of the ottoman was drenching it with hairspray. I do the same with all the curtains. They look more realistic.
Here's one of my little dolls trying out the chair. I've had many requests for more dolls. So I will be making more and they will be available soon.
Here is the upstairs. With a nice bed to hop into after a long day at the beach.