My design influence came from my two favorite houses created by Robin Carey, "The Glenview Drive Blue Victorian Dollhouse" and The Darling House. I combined everything I liked about them and some ideas of my own. On the first, I love the color scheme, the yellow of the sunflowers and all the trim on the second.
I found this color guide with all the right colors plus a picture of a sunflower. I knew it was on the right track!
The major changes I did to the kit were to add a screen porch and change the rails, rearrange the location of the walls and doors. I left off the shutters and false eaves on the dormer because I wanted the trim to be the focus against the clean lines of the house. I showed a little distress on painting the porch, trim and weathering the roof.
I used yellow as an accent color in the outdoor furniture.
I incorporated the sunflowers in the windows and doors. I took pictures from the internet and used Photoshop to create the look of stain glass. I then printed decals and placed them on the doors and windows.
|Windows and doors are not permanently attached to make it easy to paper the walls|
I lost the original hinges, so I replaced them with these from Hobby Lobby on the access door. I think they support the door better.