Friday, December 14, 2018

Hand painted French Bedroom set for the Dollhouse

 A pretty handpainted white French style bedroom set arrived after I searched 
high and low for something that had the style I was after~
it had to be French looking, it had to be pretty, and if it had 
 a touch of whimsy or fancy or gilded...then I am all in!  
 Lets go into the Master bedroom! 
Up the staircase and past the fancy 
Very Versailles mini-dollhouse in the hallway....
Starting to get a peek at the new bedroom set! 
Its white with green trim and painted flowers and pink toile bedding!
 A large mirrored armoire with door takes center stage as soon as you enter.
 The doors open to reveal a closet pole in the center, 
and shelves on the left and right
sides for pocketbooks and shoes, or folded sweaters.
This pretty bed is embellished with painted flowers and gilded touches.
It was a reasonable price I suspect because it had the most hideous bedspread
on it with equally ugly pillows that someone had glued to the headboard. The
seller cautioned that she was fearful to remove them for fear of damaging the bed.
I took the chance and they pulled off quite easily.  I took an iron and a paper towel
to remove more bits of glue, which worked quite well.  Next I made a toile bed
coverlet out of a green and pink toile placemat I had made many years ago, and laid 
it across the bed.  I added a bit of green pom pom trim after cutting off the poms
around the pink satin pillow it came with, and then glued two poms on the end of 
the pink lace bolster, also included in the set.  The ugly burgundy floral coverlet and
pillows will never been seen again, and the entire bed looked glorious once those simple
adjustments were made.  I almost couldn't believe my good fortune on getting
 this 3 piece bedroom set at such a great price! It pays to hunt and hunt.
 A sweet night table sits next to the bed with a pink French phone, 
a teeny Eiffel Tower statue, and a bottle of perfume. I still need to do the moldings
in this room, and many others, but the decorating part is sooo much fun, I cannot resist.
 The vibe of the house is coming together, as I slowly select the right pieces for it.  
That is what is so much fun about doing a dollhouse project.  One can create a world
with a certain style by being selective and picking marvelous things from vendors around
the world in line shops, or by making some things oneself.  I guess I am more in the modifying
of existing pieces to achieve the look I am after.  
French. Whimsical. Pretty. Fancy. Personal. 
That is my qualifier when looking for things for my dollhouse.
 Winter has come to the Mini Maison, and it snowed the other night.  
Luckily the rooftop terrace had been decorated for Christmas, 
with red ribbons on the green filled urns, as 
well as an iron gazebo put over the birdbath for a fancy touch.
Oh my, someone left the garden door open! All the cold air
will be swooshing through the Maison!  One new thing on
its way, is a French window for the big wall space to the right
of the doors.  It will peek into the potting room and I can't
way to start "construction" on the house to get it in place!
And of course Christmas decorating is in full swing too,
I hope you are enjoying your holiday season!

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  1. Amy, this is just so interesting and amazing to me. Love that bed!

    1. Thank you Kim, it is exactly how I found it to be, once I found that used dollhouse for sale in a consignment shop.

  2. Absolutely precious! That last shot of the kitchen has me swooning! - Janet

  3. That is the cutest more beautiful dollhouse I have ever seen. I use to make and paint them. It was so fun to do with my Dad and my girls loved them! Merry Christmas to you!!

    1. Oh wow Leslie!! Did you do your special painted techniques back then to the dollhouses? I would love to see photos....xo

  4. Ahhhh! Wonderful project! My father gave me a doll house for my then 3yr old daughters birthday he had found in an attic of a historic old house. A treasure. I, like you, had such fun hunting for pieces and tiny wall paper to dress up the house. No internet at the time, but in the back of magazines I found many 'mini' items to put in the house. An ad for decorative switchplates became the switch plates for my mini house. Art ads for beautiful paintings also found their way to the 'walls' of the house. :) Lots of ways to find mini items. Enjoy....Merry Christmas

    1. That sounds amazing Roxanne!! Do you still have it??

  5. I am so in love with this doll house. I am having so much fun just seeing all the wonderful touches you are adding!
    Chris in West Texas

  6. This is amazing. Love pink molding around the door just pretty. Love the bedroom and the terrace.



    1. Thanks Cindy, that was an impulse move, and I love how it turned out!

  7. I love what you've done! You've thought of everything (French)! Just love all your charming! =)

  8. The bedroom is really coming together and the new furniture was certainly well worth waiting for!
    I especially like your roof garden scene, with that great looking awing over the doors along with the drifts of snow which really gives a sense of cold and the holiday season. However, the warmth and the aroma of the freshly baked Christmas cookies and sweet little gingerbread house on display, inevitably draws and invites one down into the kitchen where the heart of the home always is. YUM!
    I wish you lots of joy and lots of fun this Christmas and look forward to seeing more of your Beautiful work on your Delightful Petite Maison.

    1. Im so glad you like it! I have some big changes coming for the rooftop terrace, and am excited to get to show you when I finish.

  9. Oh MY! I am so enamored of the Maison ! Your attention to detail is off the charts!Joyeux Noel!

  10. I so look forward to these post of your Mini Maison!


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