Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A New Project: Un Immeuble a Paris Dollhouse

Hi everybody!   I hope the New Year is treating all of you well.  I have been hard at work on my new project called "Un Immeuble a Paris" (a building in Paris) dollhouse. I'm busy doing the little accessories.
There will be two shops. One is a flower shop.
The other a shabby chic type shop.
The bottom interior is almost done. There's a entry/stairway for the apartment above, the shabby shop, and the dark flower shop.
The apartment entry has grayish walls with a lot of aging.
This is done with plaster(Spackle) that is not perfectly smoothed on the wall. Then layer your colors. I use regular acrylic paint. It started with a gray base and then washing more gray and a yellowish paint. It was finished with flicking a paintbrush loaded with watered down black/brown to make spots.
The shabby shop has one wall with wallpaper. This is scrapbook paper that is already looking aged.  I made a chandelier. And the beams just need paint. 
The flower shop is also looking very old. The textured paper on the ceiling is a 3D paper in the scrapbook section.  And this chandelier is a Christmas ornament that got new paint. It's so perfect for that garden look a flower shop should have. 
I made all the doors for the dollhouse from scratch. The shabby doors are drying here. I painted them gray first. Then I brushed a generous amount of white glue on them and let that dry a bit(10 min.). Then I painted over the glue with white paint. This makes great cracking paint.  The little door is for the flower shop. It's glossed dark green. And the other door is brown/gray for the apartment. Of course all the doors "grew" after the paint. Now I'll have to sand to get them to fit in their frames.
I hope you are all creating up a storm!


  1. Hi, Caroline! This is an unparalleled project is nothing better I have not seen!
    Best wishes from Russia. Elen.

  2. I just love all your ideas and the way you put them together. You have such a feel for the character of the house and atmosphere of each little room. You put so much of your self into each one. I can already tell I'm just going to fall in love with this house too!

  3. will be a tremendous job, but certainly impressive! Caroline, have I love your bulbs with !!
    Hugs ;0)

  4. Gorgeous already, Caroline! I love the chandelier! And I can't wait to see more! This might be your biggest building yet! xo Jennifer

  5. I think I'm going to luv, luv, luv this one! Can't wait to see it done! Which dollhouse kit are you bashing? I'm just curious because I've been working on the buttercup and it was so big I was able to get four rooms out of it and even a convenient battery storage location. ; )

  6. Me parece un proyecto precioso y ya lo llevas bastante adelantado. Gracias por el truquito del pegamento bajo la pintura.Me gusta como han quedado las paredes.

  7. Hello Caroline!
    This is a lovely peek at your new work. I cannot wait to see where this project leads. I am of course in love with your style and look forward to seeing it's progress.
    Lisa :D

  8. Que proyecto tan bonito!!!!! Y ya lo que llevas hecho,nos adelanta una verdadera maravilla!!!!!

  9. Hi Caroline,
    new pretty designs, I'm curious your flower shop.

  10. me encanta, como todos tus proyectos , estoy deseando ver el resultado



  11. Hi Caroline!
    This is a great project! I love your old walls! You did a great job!

  12. Your new project is intriguing. I'd love to follow your progress, and interesting methods of painting.
    Hugs, Drora

  13. I love your new project, it's really exciting. The entry hall is great. It will hard to wait to see more...

  14. Hola Caroline, este nuevo proyecto se vé sensacional.
    Estoy deseando ver los nuevos avances. Seguro que como siempre, me dejarás con la boca abierta de admiración.
    Un abrazo.

  15. OH this looks like amazing fun! I will have to make sure I stop by and watch how it comes along. Already the basics are perfect! I love the flooring, it looks just right for an old floor. The walls too are fab!

  16. Wow, Caroline! I love that darker font. It was so much easier for me to read. I love this new project. It's so exciting. I love that you use scrapbook paper and the Christmas ornament chandelier is such a nice touch! I can't wait to see the developments on this. Thanks always for sharing your tips.

  17. I can't wait to see more, Caroline! What a great project.
    I love the walls and the chandelier! Well done!!!
    Have a good weekend!

  18. Hi Caroline, first of all my best wishes for 2015, before I forget ;)!
    The appartement and the shop look gorgeous already. I haven't seen one of your projects in this size, or am I wrong? I like the effect of the aged walls and the chandelier.
    Hugs, Ilona

  19. Si ya me encanta ver las cositas que tienes preparadas, cuando este todo hecho sera fabuloso, como siempre una dulzura.
    Un abrazo.

  20. I love when you share your pics when you start a project, I know the end result will be AMAZING!!

  21. Hi Caroline! I know that this is going to be a Stunner! I love the way that you have finished the interior wall. Your painting skills and your ability to age and give character so Beautifully, is what sets you apart. I LOVE your style!


  22. Work in progress is sensational. Congratulations! a hug, Marisa

  23. What a beautiful project! I look forward to seeing your Parisian building finished!
    Hugs <3

  24. Wow your new project is fantastic. I love the aged wallpaper. Thanks for sharing so much of your how too :) I love the aged door. I cant wait to see more.
    Hugs Maria

  25. Meis wat maak je er toch een werk van zo mooi en je moet er maar op komen om al deze dingen te verzinnen zo knap lieve groetjes Danielle

  26. Caroline, muy bonitos tus trabajos, te admiro por la paciencia de hacer miniaturas! Que tengas un muy lindo año 2015!

  27. As pessoas entram em nossa vida por acaso, mas não é por acaso que elas permanecem.
    Lindas inspirações em trabalhos tão minucioso!
    Beijos Marie.