Saturday, June 22, 2019

Founder's Lane Cottage - A Furnished Custom Dollhouse

Founder's Lane Cottage is done.  This one is available in my shop! I know hard to believe but I finally made a dollhouse that is not a commission.  When I designed this house a while back I was thinking of Scandinavian styles.  So I kept with the white and gray theme.
This house is 19" deep x 16 1/2" across x 20" tall.
Downstairs is 8 7/8" tall x 15" across x 17" deep from the front door. The kitchen area is 5 1/2" x 6". The ding room bump out is 8 1/2" x 4".
Upstairs is 8 1/2" at tallest x 15" deep x 11 3/4" across.

 I made a little wreath.  It's moss on top of a plastic circle. Then I add my handmade roses. They are tissue paper.

 All vines came from Hobby Lobby.
 All the windows on this house are handmade with Popsicle stick trims. The "glass" is transparency paper for overhead projectors.

 The shingles are regular dollhouse shingles. To color them they go into a bath of paint that I diluted with water a bit.  And then out they come to dry on newspaper.  You can also brush on more colors once you glue the shingles down.

The siding is birch clapboard.
 I furnished this house with mostly my handmade pieces.

 I made the upholstered chair, table, mantel, rug, books, clay house and the painting. 

 I made the hall table, clay house, books, painting. The boots are from Michael's.

 I made the trumeau mirror.

 The little piece next to the door is made from leftover trim and a tiny nail.  Perfect to hang your keys as you come in.

 This little area has a sink and I made a large shelf for plates.

 The dining room is available at Hobby Lobby.  It's a great design. With a little paint and aging it looks incredible.
 The bench was actually a table from an outdoor set.

I made the book stack after seeing it on  Pinterest (real life size).
 Upstairs I made everything except the carafe and cup. 

 The little clay houses are air dry clay. So simple to make!
 I saw this bathtub on and decided to make it in mini.

 To get the rug to look very worn and faded I just used a white wash(white paint and water) .

I hope you enjoyed touring this open house! LOL! As always I appreciate you taking the time to  visit my website.  My next project starts July 8. It's a storybook type of cottage with furniture.


  1. Really gorgeous with alot of lovely details and accessories.

  2. This is so beautiful and super creative using things you made yourself and bargain items. I loved the faded floral wallpaper, did you print that yourself?

  3. Fantastic work again!!! Have a good summer, dear Caroline!!! Hugs!

  4. What an adorable one! Love everything you made, tfs! 🤗

  5. I would love to live in this house. Do you have a tutorial how to make your furniture ? It's amazing. X