Friday, February 2, 2018

A Very Blessed Cottage Custom Dollhouse Commission

My next commission is for Tracy.  I named this one 'A Very Blessed Cottage' just for Tracy! This is a take on a house I did previously called Orchard House.
 This house is a little over 15" x 15".

 This is the house before I add any character. It's cute but it is missing something. Too new/too sterile for me!
 You can see the beams unpainted here. The wallpaper with the roses is something I printed off the internet. The colors are pink and aqua. Looked way too new. So...
I aged it with a white wash and let it dry. Then sprayed it with some aging spray I made. I used a tiny spray bottle I filled with brown and black acrylic paint and lots of water. Shake it up and you have a spray to add age anywhere.
 Upstairs I used a paper I found in the scrapbook section. It was originally pristine and pink. But I needed it to be vintage and softer pink. So a white wash was applied. Just thin down your white acrylic with water. That's all there is to it!
 The entry section has ridged paper and a tin ceiling. There will be a crystal chandelier too. Everything is aged with an ink pad.

 The roof was a bit of a difficult cut because the angles are odd. But after a few tries I did get that perfect fit.
 The ceiling of the bump out is covered with wood slats. There will be a crystal chandelier here as well.
The door is grey. The paint is a custom mix with black and white not completely mixed. When you apply it to your door it will be instant vintage.
Thank you for the visit!  Be blessed!


  1. Love the model!!! Have a great weekend, dear Caroline!

  2. A great start for this new house.

  3. Me admira la rapidez y el entusiasmo con que trabajas y la facilidad que tienes para crear casitas llenas de encanto! :)

  4. A beautiful new house. I'm curious to see more.

  5. Hi Caroline, It has been a while since I have been here but I have been through a lot the last 8 months. I now have internet once again so I am trying to catch up with my friends. I had to have my little doll house fix. I always enjoy looking at all of the little houses that you make. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs and Prayers from your friend Shirley

  6. So cute! Looking forward to seeing more!

  7. Me encanta ver como eres capaz de personalizar la casa!!!

  8. Looking good so far Caroline! Also Love your tip about aging paper and toning down the color- really good! :))

  9. This looks lovely Caroline. I look forward to watching the progress.

  10. a very cute house.
    thanks for the detailed narration

  11. Otro maravilloso proyecto, estoy deseando ver los avances !!!!

  12. This is beautiful!
    I love seeing the process so much!
    Thank you :)

  13. It's always a pleasure to see a new house in the making of yours. I love your detailed explanations. Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs, Drora

  14. Waar je het geduld van dan haalt echt heel knap bedacht Lieve groetjes Danielle

  15. Thank you for sharing your work. I, as well as countless others, are blessed to see your talent, creativity, and artistry! What a sweet “home sweet home” this will be! :)