Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Paris Shop and Apartment Dollhouse

My next commission is a Paris style shop with an apartment above. 
 As always, I want to show you how basic each structure starts. It looks like it will never turn into something beautiful. And this is where lots of people want to give up. This is your ugly duckling stage. Press on. You will succeed!
At this point the building is 18 5/8" across x 21 5/8" tall x 14 3/4" deep(no porch yet). The downstairs is 14 3/8" deep x 11 1/8" tall x 18 3/8" across. The upstairs is 8 7/8" tall.
 The first detail that goes into all my houses is the wood floor. These are Popsicle sticks with the round ends cut off with the EasyCutterUltimate.
 The bay windows are handmade.
 The downstairs gets plaster and wallpaper in that order. Trims are made from Popsicle sticks. Some cut lengthwise.
 The pink paper is toile and stripes.
 The stripes go onto the front wall. And eventually wrapped around to the last wall(not yet done in the picture above).
 More trim added.

 For the ceiling I made my "tin" (hot glue) tiles. They are painted white and aged with a brown ink pad.

Next, the upstairs. I will start with the floor there too.


  1. Cuando eres tu quien lo hace es seguro que el patito feo terminará siendo cisne. Me encantará ver la transformación.

  2. The title of your new project is very interesting. I'm loking forward to seeing more...

  3. I love the bay windows. Another exciting house to follow. Looking forward to seeing more.
    Hugs Maria