Saturday, December 31, 2011

Im almost completed.  I still need to make or buy some door knobs, and build some steps for the front door.  I am sort of glad this house is almost completed.  I have a new idea of keeping with my Gnome Cottages when building houses.  After watching the new movie The Smurfs which was a cartoon i loved as a kid.  I want to start making little Mushroom Gnome Cottages, sort of like the Mushroom Houses in the Smurf Movie.  But my own take on them,  i want to be able to build a home quicker and have a line of different Mushroom Gnome Houses that i can produce to sell.  I hope you all enjoy the picures of the English Cottage.  Have a Happy New Year Everyone!
I think this is one of my favorite corners of the house, i really like the moss i added throughout the stones.

I tried to go very inexpensive for the interior, and i used paper sheets for scrapbooking from Hobby Lobby for the wall paper throughout the house.  Plus the ceiling is decorative raised paper.

I didnt have the money to buy a kitchen.  So i used some old cabinets i had, and one old stove, that i turned into the end cabinet with the tiled front.  I wanted a very old distressed look in the kitchen, so it might look like its been around for 100 years. 

The old stove i turned into the end cubboard.

I needed a light fixture for the new house, so i took a Christmas ornament off the tree and turned it into a chandalier for the dinning room area.  I just took off the crystals and wired three lights to it and painted it white, and some brown aging.

The first question that a friend asked me is were does the stairs lead to, because you would fall out of the house.  I said this is my interpertation of the house being cut open, and you are not seeing the whole house.  The interior of the home was small with no walls or anything, so i did the best i could and building walls to make room throughout the house.

I tried to get an old looking fire place, but the paint crakled a little to much.  But i decided to leave it the way it is.  I just noticed in this picture that i forgot to add the logs in the fire.  That will have to be a later project.

I actually had alot of fun aging the grandfather clock.  It was a light beige, and i added some white paint to crackle and then aged it with brown paint and scraped some edges.


  1. Stan,
    I absolutely LOVE all the pictures of this house! This is what miniatures is all about, talent and imagination. Your are great at the "aging" technique and in re-inventing found objects. What fun this interior is.
    Well done!

  2. Très réussie cette petite maison et Bonne année 2012

  3. Wow, I can not believe how much you have done since last I seen! Amazing! All the work and talent, and what would look to take forever with details too, you have finished in no time..have you mastered time in a bottle?! lol
    super job!

  4. Hi, I am Rosanna from Italy. I found your blog's through Giac's one.
    I went back on it and I love both your minis and your real house.The job you did in the kitchen is amazing although it's not my style I can bet that working in there must feel like being a prince. Thank you for sharing, best wishes, Rosanna

  5. Fantastic! I am delighted with your house! Great job!