Friday, April 30, 2010

Secrets and Shabby Habits

I don't know if you've noticed, but I haven't been posting any of my own work recently. The reason is that I just finished my last class for my masters (YES!!!!) but I've also been working on a top secret house for the Greenleaf Dollhouse Spring Fling. I promise that I've been taking loads of pictures and have a couple of tutorials all ready to go but it's been so hard not to share with you all!

In the meantime, have you ever thought of making the outside of your dollhouse shabby? I happen to love the look of antiques and making new things look old so why not with one of my houses? My Beacon Hill has been giving me fits when it comes to the paint color so I'm willing to try new things! Here's an example of a technique I used on a mini cabinet that I love:

Take a look at these antique houses I found on the web (warm colors):

My Beacon Hill right now...
A beautiful antique church from Country Living magazine....I love the weathered look of antique dollhouses and the shabby look is in style after all. I am seriously considering it! Picture patches of paint showing through, layers and years of colors, worn edges, muted colors, etc. a lot like the cabinet at the top of the post. What do you think?


  1. I love the weathered look also and will try to do all my houses exteriors like it as they look more authentic that way.

    I love especially that little house, it's so cute :)

    And your paint job on that cabinet is fab :)


  2. I´ve been thinking about doing the same with Obsidian Hall. I havn´t even finished the first layer of sandpaint because it turned out to nice and plain... and boring. I want the house to look like an old townhouse, dirty and weathered. I like the way you paintet the cabinet...

  3. Logically you can not tinker if you have to study, I wish you much success. It shows beautiful homes here. I also love old worn and chalky color. Have a nice weekend
    groetjes Ingrid

  4. Congratulations for finishing your last class for your master!
    I know how fantastic it feels... I did my master last year, November.

    I'm looking forward for the pictures of your work!

    hugs, Taenia

  5. I like the slightly weathered look, which I tried to give to my Petit Parterre. Some damp mould showing in the grout between the blocks and below the roof. Like your cabinet would look great I think.

  6. Hello Daisy, I just joined to your blog: is beautiful! Also, I really like your home: is simple and credible, a rarity. I embrace you and hope you'll come to see me.

  7. These are all beautiful! Yes, a little aging and weathering help it look more realistic.


  8. ¡Me gusta mucho tú blog!!!
    Y estas casita son preciosas!!



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