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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Shabby Chic Cottage in the works!

Sorry, but I've been lazy about posting on my blog.  I'm currently working on two dollhouses both are cottages.  One is a "Greenleaf" brand and the other Real Good Toys.  I decided to venture off to the "Real Good Toys" brand because I found so many reviews that stated it was sturdier and easier to build.  It does cost a bit more.  I purchased the least expensive in their line.  It is called the "The Keeper's House."  This one I've been slowly working on, adding small structural details in the house.  I decided to put wallpaper, wood floors, and floor borders.  I'm also planning on adding castings to the window and door.  Here's some pictures of it.

This is the front of the cottage.  I got the color scheme one day when I was wearing light blue and white.  I accidentally dropped some ketchup on on my cloths and viola the idea came about.  I know that's a bit odd but I thought it was a pretty combination.



I added some shabby chic wallpaper.  There are soft blues, pinks, and greens.  I heart shabby chic.  It never gets old.




Dark brown wood flooring for the upstairs!     


   Here's pictures of the down stair white wood flooring.  I tried to stagger the flooring to give it a more authentic look.  It wasn't easy, so I only did a portion of it that way.        



I will post more picture of the progress on this one.  I'm still working on the "Greenleaf" one and will soon post on that one as well. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and letting me share my fun hobby!

9 comments:

  1. Te esta quedando una casita preciosa.
    besitos ascension

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words!

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  2. Oh wow, the keeper's House is looking wonderful!!
    I love the colours you've chosen and the wallpapers look divine.
    We don't have Real Good Toys dollshouses in England but I really wish we did, they are so gorgeous!!
    Look forward to seeing your progress,
    hugs
    vicky xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Vicky! I love the birdhouse that you built. It is so adorable. The other day I was looking at miniature birdhouses on Etsy and I have to say none compared to yours. Everything you have created has just been outstanding.

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  3. Hola Littleme! Tu casa es adorable, me encanta! Abrazos!

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    1. Thank you so much, you are too kind!

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  4. Hi,lovely project and amazing ideas in your blog!!Miniregards from sunny Spain.

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  5. I can't remember how I got here... But I am loving all your creativity! I'm a new follower and I am excited to see what you create with your Keeper's Cottage. It is one that I have been wanting to make myself, but there are no shops that sell miniatures in my area AT ALL and I didn't want to pay for shipping! Happy building!!

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I'm new at the world of miniatures and so far it's been a blast! I don't have a miniature store here either. I have to travel up North to Dallas for a store. Luckily I have family there so I have an excuse for both. :0)

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