Wednesday, May 2, 2018

By the Sea Custom Dollhouse

I scheduled some time to build By the Sea- my latest custom dollhouse. This is available in my Etsy shop.
 I took the design of the house from one called Petit Bonheur. I made a couple of changes to it like the dormer window and the extra bump out in the front.
 The exterior is mostly nice, smooth plaster.
 A nice big window gives the entry plenty of light.
The house is 20" tall x 19 1/4" across x 15 3/4"deep.
 This is a real sand dollar I found on the beach in Florida.
 An old seafoam green door for a beach house is a must!
 I found this fountain at Michael's and knew I had to incorporate it into my design.
 This window slides up and down.

 The beach theme wallpaper comes from Michael's scrapbook department. You can find the ridged paper cardboard at the bottom of the wall and the burlap at Hobby Lobby(scrapbook).

 I found this cool marine globe at Hobby Lobby with the beads and jewelry bits. It's perfect because it already has a hole for your light and the string to attach it to the ceiling.

 I made the mantel. Check out my tutorial page to see how I made it.
 I bought these aqua beads a year ago(Hobby Lobby).  I knew I would find a place for them.

 The bump out had to have the shiplap ceiling.  It's so cottage and so beach house!
 Upstairs the plaster and beams are all white.

 Those are seahorses on the paper.
 I used real seashells on the chandelier.
Thank you so much for coming over and looking at the photos. I appreciate all of you so much!  If you interested in this house go to
big hugs,


  1. Your By the Sea cottage is full of personality and charm and I especially love the inviting front entry! The aqua door and the fountain along with the gravel path and all of the walls awash in natural light both inside and out, makes your newest creation a Really Great Catch! :D

  2. Otra nueva y maravillosa construcción!!!

  3. The title of your post immediately appeals to me, as you know I love the sea. Your new house is wonderful, I love the side door and the fountain. The wallpapers with their designs and colours are perfect. The globe as a lamp is a very good idea.

  4. Another beauty! Just love your houses.

  5. It's beautiful, and has a lovely colour scheme. The seahorse paper is perfect for this house, and I love the floors! I love your work :-).

  6. It's so charming! What a sweet dollhouse.

  7. Oooo! I LOVE the house by the sea with its seafoam green door. And that fountain on the wall is a wonderfully unique touch. You found the perfect spot to use the turquoise beads. That chandelier is gorgeous. The wallpapers make for the sweetest accent designs in the home. This makes me long for a beach trip! I have just decided I want a beach house from Cinderella Moments so I can have a seaside excursion anytime I like. Better start saving my money and making a spot for it. :-) Keep up your special work, Caroline! The creations bring such joy.

  8. Es encantadora!!! La fachada tiene un bonito diseño y la fuente queda muy bien.

  9. A beautiful "by the sea" cottage, Caroline! Love the wallpaper, the fountain, the side door, the chimney, the floor... all!!!

  10. Siempre digo que es imposible hacerlas más bonitas, pero lo consigues.
    Cada nueva casa que haces es impresionante.
    Me encantan los exteriores y todas sus ventanas !!!!

  11. Sea-themed house is very pleasant.I liked the chandeliers.

  12. Hi Caroline,
    Oh my goodness, I love this lil beach cottage, and that seafoam green door is
    perfect along with the fountain. All so charming and realistic....another
    great dollhouse.......loved all the windows too, and the beachy wallpaper.
    and the light fixture that has the glass ball with the fishnet around it.
    I want to stay in this cottage when I go to the

    Hope this find you well and happy......and hope your vacation went well.
    Take care hon,

  13. Hi Caroline,
    As always, I am amazed at your talent. Love the beach house, the colors are so pretty.....just love your work!!
    Diane xo

  14. I love your cottages! So beautiful!

  15. So beautiful! The fountain is particular and perfect in this corner.

  16. Het is heel mooi geworden Caroline kan ik het niet huren ha ha lieve groetjes Daniëlle

  17. Another gorgeous house, Caroline. I especially love the little wall fountain.
    Anna x