Monday, November 19, 2018

Farmhouse Stone Manor Dollhouse

 The Farmhouse Stone Manor project was inspired by the new modern farm decorating trend.
The large portion house is hand stenciled. I used a pre mixed sanded grout, and then when it dried highlighted it with sponge painting in three tones.
 The smaller part of the house has a vertical siding look. The roof is very rustic and earthy. I painted and cut apart sheets of formed barrel tile roof and applied them with a gray compound. then the roof was white washed in gray, so just highlights of the terra cotta show.
 The lattice gable piece on the front porch was custom made.

Bricks Bricks Bricks!
 For this house I made more bricks than ever before. Trays and trays. Each brick was hand painted, cut and  applied. the bricks are in three tones with two different highlight colors.
 These two dormer windows have the yellow blooming vines stained glass windows.

 Cascading over the front porch is a super lovely climbing rose bush with both pink and white roses handmade in Thailand.
 The whole outside of the chimney has the bricks as well as the first few inches going up house.

 The house design has a fun staircase design with one going up from the small portion of the house, with a door leading into the other part of the house.
 The two story brick fireplace was custom made for this house. I love the view of the front of it through the side door.

 This pic shows the three ceilings that have  beams with  patterned brick inserts.  Each room of this house has some special custom feature.

 Another miniature show find that got used , was the yummy walnut wood piece of chair rail that was a perfect fit in the upstairs loft room.

This house was a super fun project and I got to try a few things I had never done before.

No 9 Gray Brick Manor

No 9 Gray Brick Manor

This brick manor is a newly finished project. The historic look brick wall pieces are painted a soft gray, and trim is a nice crisp white, and accent colors of a deeper gray for contrast and depth.
  The focal and curb appeal are the porch and No 9 stained glass window films on the lovely double French doors. A floral stained glass was also used in the second set of double French doors in the same room , leading out to the side yard.

The foundation has the hand done rustic stone look for extra texture.
The railing over the front porch and front window balconies is a wonderful 2in. wood from the U.K.

 The steps I made for the side doors on the house are straight, but the front just popped with the half round look ones.

 The wood shingles were stained in a mid tone gray, and both square and octagon style were used.
 Just under the roof line I was able to use a gorgeous vintage wood bracket molding that picked up at a miniature show and had just exactly enough for this house.
This piece I made to sit on the roof.  I re did a longer dormer window to be the front focal one. The two side windows have the flower circle design in the stained glass.

The beautiful laser cut staircases and railings on all three floors are stained in English Chestnut. 

 Hard to really photograph outside with bushes, but the stained glass doors are beautiful from the inside.
 All the ceilings have a fun special treatment. Why not?

 The landscape pieces were made using mostly white and pink florals. Just a touch of purple, raspberry, and of course red roses.  Also just needed a little cherub bird bath....