Thursday, August 24, 2017

Petit Bonheur Custom Dollhouse

I loved "In Tatters" dollhouse so much I decided to do another design very similar but bigger. This one is called "Petit Bonheur" custom dollhouse.
The house has many different types of finishes on the exterior. There's siding, plaster, concrete, bricks, stone, gravel, grass. All these textures make for a very inviting and cozy look. When you do your dollhouse don't stick with just one type of exterior covering. It can look too bland and sterile.
 Between the stones there's moss to soften the hard look of rocks.
 I love 'X' shapes in windows. I think it's very cottage. This is all done with Popsicle sticks cut lengthwise.
 The roofs have different coverings too. There's "metal" and shingles.
 And the shingles are also different colors. Here they are gray, blue/gray and dark gray.
 The path is candle sand glued down with regular white glue.
 There's actually plenty of room for a garden chair and little table on the grass.

 This house is  20" tall x 19 1/4" across x  15 3/4" deep.
 The whole house is aged with brown ink pads. It gives a vintage look to the structure and also accentuates the details.
 Most of the materials I use are listed in the resources section at the top of this page.

The house lights and fireplace are run by battery and 2 switches hidden in the chimney.

 This little bump out area is perfect for a dining room, an art studio or a planting area. Could you imagine it full of potted plants.😉
 My "tin" ceiling aged to perfection.
 he floor has a rustic white and gray wash.
 This house has 3 crystal chandeliers, each covered with my signature roses.
 I made the fireplace from bass wood. And I put lattice design 3D paper inside.

This is the entry vaulted ceiling with a light fixture.
 This house has a full size upstairs.
 Beams galore in the whole house!
The view from the top of the stairs.
Love this style of house. Are you ready to move in?  It's available I my Etsy shop. 
But of course, I'm already working on the next one. No dallying around here! 💗💗💗


  1. What a beautiful house, so feminine! I did not find the tutorial for the tin ceiling though.

  2. Oh my gosh!
    I think every house is great, but this one is absolutely great.
    I love it. Once again nice job.


  3. All your dollhouses are gorgeous. Every little detail makes them unique!

  4. It's a little different this time and I am ready to move in. What a wonderful summer holiday home this could be if it was real life size.
    Stunning work Caroline!
    Hugs, Drora

  5. Como siempre todas tus casas desprenden dulzura, son muy románticas . Felicidades por tu trabajo tan bien hecho.Feliz fin de semana:-)

  6. It's so adorable Caroline. I love the walkway & the front door. That knob is so cool. The chandeliers are enchanting. Do you have a tutorial on how to install the lights? Do you use those multi-strand ones I see at my work? (JoAnn's) They make me a little apprehensive because they say they contain lead. You aren't supposed to touch that kind of lead. I really want to electrify my dollhouse though. Any help would be appreciated.

  7. It's sooooo beautiful! I absolutely love the little front yard and all of the details - the moss between the stones, the sand covered path and the climbing roses! So, so, so pretty!

  8. Todas tus casitas me enamoran... unas por una cosa y otras por otra... y pienso cómo Drora, ójala pudiera habitarla siquiera unos pocos días! :) ♥

  9. Es preciosa por dentro e increible por fuera. Me encantan los exteriores!!!!

  10. Una casa perfecta para vivir en el campo,tan bonita,con tantos detalles para hacer cada mirada encanta!!!!

  11. How I love this house with all the big windows and the exterior is amazing. In your previous post the other house is lovely too especially with the little windows at the top.

  12. Perfectly cute. Your work always amazes me.

  13. Hello, Caroline! Each your house is fabulous, as if created for a beautiful princess. I really like your original unique style. It seems that the doors of your house open a wonderful magical world. Hugs, Julia