My newest dollhouse is actually a Potting Shed. This shed is 1/12 scale and completely custom made.
This shed is 14 3/4"(37.4cm) tall x 15"(38cm) deep x 8 1/2"(21.5cm) across. And the porch/garden is 6 1/4" deep(15.8cm).
The dirt is ground coffee.
The path is sand. Nothing is glued down in this house. The little red wagon can roll around. I dipped the wagon in paint stripper and then added som rust. The rust is just a couple of shades of yellow brown acrylic paint.
I made the flowers myself. I used colored tissue paper for the pink poppies. The other two have hole punch cut petals I glued on individually. All of them have a clay core.
This side has the battery and switch hidden under the vines. I don't always have a chimney to hide the wiring. Another option is to put everything under the house.
For the roof, I used Crepe Myrtle bark and moss. The front roof has corrugated cardboard painted to look like old tin.
I made everything in here except for the chandelier which I found in the Christmas ornament section at Hobby Lobby. It was a bright neon color. But so garden like! So I gave it a make-over and added a light.
Thanks for coming over!
How dreamy, Caroline! What a fun piece, especially for a gardener. It's nice that nothing is glued down, so the owner can enjoy "playing" with it. Fun! xo JenniferReplyDelete
Me encanta,menudo cobertizo precioso que te ha quedado!!! Una elaboración y decoración de lujo!!!!!ReplyDelete
What a lovely shed...ReplyDelete
Kind regards Xandra
Incredible! I just love the contrast between rustic & chic. The worn wood with that lovely chandelier...it just such a charming look. I agree with Jennifer, half the fun of owning this beautiful piece is the opportunity to "play."ReplyDelete
Как всегда, прекрасная работа! Старый потертый сарай, но выглядит прекрасно! Все продумано и предусмотрено!
Gorgeous! I like the many small details.ReplyDelete
It is so cute!! But well, I miss all the pink and light blue stuff you use in your other dollhouses... Anyways, it is a very nice house, and I love all the little details you put there, like the red wagon:)ReplyDelete
Wow! Amaizing...perfect as always.ReplyDelete
Okay, can I order one of these in big girl size:) I love it! I dream of having a real one someday. Your mini version is lovely, down to every little detail. Perfection!ReplyDelete
How busy you've been while I was away... Everything is so gorgeous and full of charm. I love the potting shed.ReplyDelete
Concerning the doll I am amazed. To be honest when I see how the doll was at the start I find it awful and with your work the doll really becomes beautiful with a character of its own.
Love the potting shed. I'm horrible at gardening, so it's a wonderful idea to have it in miniature! BTW, how do you get the ground coffee and sand to stay in place?ReplyDelete
Hi Donna! I use Aileen's Tacky white glue. I paint it on with a paint brush. Use a pretty decent amount. Then I pour the coffee or sand over it, tap it down a bit and walk away. When it's all dry get the excess off and Voila!Delete
Thanks for the tip!ReplyDelete
Wow wonderful potting shed I could spend a lot of hours in this one :))) I love the chandelier and the cute red wagon.ReplyDelete
Hi Caroline, this is the most adorable potting shed I ever saw !!!ReplyDelete
It looks sooo charming and inviting..........you did a wonderful job :)
Have a great week.
Hugs Mieke xxx
I forgot about your Wiltshire cottage project. How's it coming along? I'm excited to see what you do with the exterior. The 'cotswold' has so many different looks. ; )ReplyDelete
Ps. Visit my blog and see what I'm doing with Toad Hollow. I'm really getting into writing the art books that go along with the cottage. I almost wish I didn't have to build the cottage! Lol keytomyworld.com. ; D
I absolutely love LOVE this shed, the weathered look and the little garden, just wonderful!ReplyDelete
Oh winter will be here where I am too soon, scenes like this would be wonderful to have for memories!
So many fantastic ideas here! I have always wanted to make a potting shed. What a beautiful mix of textures! :)ReplyDelete
Het ziet er prachtig uit Caroline lieve groetjes DaniëlleReplyDelete
Such a cute shed. I love little plants that are planted and the little wagon that with all the tools.ReplyDelete
Love the little potting shed! It almost makes me want to take up gardening, despite the fact that I have a "black" thumb.
Hope all is well in your corner of the world.
Caroline, Your potting shed IS one my favorites of your works! Though..I like hem all very much! :)ReplyDelete
Wonderful shed! You always add such great details!ReplyDelete
It's completely and utterly enchanting - a favourite for me too, I think... beautiful detailing.ReplyDelete
I think its cute , love the pink hose...it speaks to my girly side :-) ox MarisaReplyDelete
Each time I see your work it leaves me speechless... for the dioramas as well as your Blythes customizations! Splendid!ReplyDelete
Me encanta es fantástico, me recuerda a la caseta en la que jugábamos de niños, no se porque me ha recordado mi infancia.ReplyDelete
Another wonderful piece. XReplyDelete
Just gorgeous - love it!ReplyDelete