April 23, 2012

A little yellow cottage...






On Saturday, Chris had a burn permit and spent the entire day clearing brush and dead trees from our woods. We were told to stay away from his chainsaw and burn pile. The girls and I (including Luna) found a project to keep us busy.  Because I'm still not driving/shopping easily, we used supplies that were on hand.   Yes.  I happened to have another dollhouse just waiting for a makeover. 




We decided that the mouse family needed a cottage.  



 


While I was busy giving the cottage a makeover,
the girls were busy putting together furniture. 



The furniture is available at Michaels (in case you're wondering).

After it dried, the furniture got a bit of embellishment. 
I used the tip of the paint brushes to make the dots.




The mouse family has decided their cottage
get-away is quite charming.







Everyone deserves a little yellow cottage. 

29 comments:

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Oh, I love your little yellow cottage. Such a special project, I purchased that very same unfinished furniture set for my daughters for Easter, you have provided so much great inspiration on how to decorate the furniture. Beautiful cottage.

(and a burn permit, wow! did Chris take photos? !:)

vivian said...

so cute! I cant wait to make a doll house for marlaina when shes old enough. how much longer before youre able to drive and get around normally again?
have a great week kim
xoxo
vivian

Jboo said...

Oh my gosh -- you are so creative! That is adorable. Am selling an old dollhouse (kind of large at a garage sale in a couple weeks -- if I had your talents, maybe I'd try to fix it up!). Have a good day. Hope the foot is feeling better every day.

Truly Blessed said...

Wow. I'm exhausted just looking at the pictures. But what a wonderful way to spend a day with your girls!

NanaDiana said...

You're not making dollhouses there- You are making memories! That is just darling and those little girls are so lucky to have someone like you to encourage them to craft and create. LOVE IT! xo Diana

My Vintage Mending said...

I wish I could get Claire to craft with me. My vision of her sewing beside me was brief. She swiftly moved her machine to her room to create in her own space. This is a darling yellow cottage almost tree house worthy! Smiles...Renee

Joanna B said...

Oh my goodness, that turned out so cute! I am really going to have to do that with Mackenzie!

Barbara said...

I don't know what is cuter, the cottage, the furniture, or your girls at work! (OK, the girls definitely win - but nice work!)

Lee said...

You are never idle! This project is adorable.
Hope you are healing and feeling better.
hugs!

Sarah said...

This turned out really cute.

And it reminded me of something I loved when I was little - punchkins! My grandma used to buy me a ton of the stuff. Here's what they looked like then http://www.ebay.com/itm/PUNCH-N-PLAY-PUNCHKINS-DOLL-MOC-CREATA-RARE-VINTAGE-/160607941797?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2564fab4a5

I think I need to pick that furniture up and stick it away for Sammi later!

Tammy's in Love said...

Holy Mouse Merriment Bat Man! As my Little Grama used to say, "Many hands make light work." You did a total home reno in one day!? CUTE!

Tammy

Cheryl G. said...

Goodness Kim that is so stinking cute!
So adorable!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

This is so adorable...I want to move in. I think that the little mouse family are going to be very, very happy.

Nellie said...

What an adorable home for the Mouse Family! Is Luna going to be the special guard?:-) I continue to send along wishes for your speedy, uncomplicated recovery!

Janet said...

The little dollhouse is SO adorable, Kim! I really like how you painted the furniture and all the sweet little details!
Blessings,
Janet

GardenofDaisies said...

CUTE!! What a great project for all of you to work on together. And you now have a dollhouse village! :-) That thought just makes me smile.

Diann said...

That turned out so cute Kim!

vintage grey said...

What a sweet yellow cottage!! Your kitty has such a sweet face!! I love how you get to craft with your girls!! Memories that will last forever!! Have a great Monday!! xo Heather

DearHelenHartman said...

The Mouse house is adorable. Love the sweet touches on the furniture and clearly the kitten is impressed too!

craftyles said...

Nothing makes me happier than seeing a cute dollhouse makeover. I love the cheerful colors. The little mouse family will be so happy to live in that cottage!

Courtney said...

What an adorable little cottage!

Jodee said...

Oh my word! That is just adorable. I love all of the little "dot" details! So cute!

Hope you can go shopping again soon!

Jodee said...

Oh my word! That is just adorable. I love all of the little "dot" details! So cute!

Hope you can go shopping again soon!

Pam said...

You are making me want to run out and buy a dollhouse. I didn't know you could make furniture for it too! I love that the girls love to craft as much as you do.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Kim,
I rushed right over to see this new doll house!!

OMG!! So very cute!! Love the colors and the furniture made me squeal with joy!! So charming!!

I would love to play with this sweetie of a doll house. I bet the girls are just thrilled with it!

Hope you are feeling better and you foot is healing well.

Hugs,
Deb

Melody said...

Oh what an adorable Mouse House!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Love love love it! I'll have to look for the furniture at Michael's -- it would be a fun craft with my granddaughter. I remember making furniture for my doll house when I was a kid -- just from stuff around the house!
Glad the mouse family is all cozy now : )

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Sally Annie Magundy said...

Oh my gosh, so darling! Gave me the smiles!

& I have the same pin the tail on the donkey set you have in your banner, from when I was little. :)

Happy Rednesday!