8/29/11

A new roof!

I started working on the bookcase/doll house that I recently bought at a yard sale for only $5..... I started at the top-- making a roof okokok, shingles for the roof. I used cardboard that I cut into 1-1/2 x 1 inch pieces gluing them to the dollhouse with regular household glue. Once that was finished I painted the shingles black and dry brushed some brown and tan over that creating old weathered shingles. As the dollhouse comes together I may lighten the shingles even more by dry brushing a lighter color on top of whats there already. I would love for it to look like an sweet old cottage--- but what I would like and what I can pull off are two totally different things altogether! But I'll try~~On my wish list of things to make for this house: a brick floor, a wood floor..... lace curtains, two wooden doors with windows... a planter, a tree (don't ask-- still thinking this through lol) wallpaper, molding etc...etc...etc...........

5 comments:

vivian said...

adorable! you will come up with great ideas for your doll house. Maybe for your tree you could use like a halloween twisted wire tree and needlefelt the greens onto it.. I cant wait to see all that you do with it.
xoxo
vivian

Jessica @ Sunny Tuesday said...

I can't wait to see the transformation - I'm a sucker for dollhouses!

Cindy said...

You've done a great job with it already. Can't wait to see it when you're finished.

ImagiMeri said...

Hi Cheryl,

Your new house is looking great. Are you going to do an "actual" miniature brick floor, or paint? For the tree you could try paper mache or Paperclay. Whatever you do, have fun doing it.

Hugs,
Meri

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Oh how FUN- I've always wanted to do a dollhouse! Can't wait to follow your progress with this :)