Outside View

Outside View
The Exterior View of New Orleans Townhouse

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Preview of the New Hat Shop Location

I have seen so many wonderful aged effects done on dollhouse exteriors that I thought I might give it a shot too. So I can get the look of stone without much hassle? The plan is to experiment on the smaller corner shop before trying things on the larger townhouse. I was using spray paint but I soon realized it was less expensive to purchase a gallon of sandstone texture interior paint for both houses.The color I am using is called "Weathered N Worn" by Valspar. I just used it on the shell and  "Caribbean Sand" textured spray paint by Rust-Oleum around the doors, windows, etc. I used a combination of wood appliques, architectural elements from the Chateau Kit and $1 plastic frame from Michaels to add additional architectural elements to the kit. I used soft pastels and acrylic paint to age the places that I thought would show the most wear. I wish the wrought iron stair rail on the box actually came with the kit but it didn't so I am using part of the railing from the Chateau stairs. The kit goes together really fast, take a look at what I have done so far


Plastic $1 picture frame

Spray with stone effect spray paint

plastic clock face numbers 

I used this as a base only because it was a $1 but acrylic paint works

I used this for the rust effect

I used skinny sticks to create the "seams" in the roof

These are the colors I used for the copper roof

I may add more patina later


  1. Hello Jocelyn,
    Your aged effects are lovely. Very well done! I love the structure!
    Big hug,

  2. Love the look you have achieved, I agree the roof needs a bit of dark, all-over aging to make it look old too.

  3. Hello,
    Your paint effects look great especially the copper roof.

  4. What a beautiful copper roof! I did a "seamed" roof on my French townhouse, but painted and aged it with about 10 different dirty washes to make it look like 200-year-old roof tiles. It looks like a Paris rooftop, but isn't this colorful...

  5. Thank you for the tip on the roof. I've been trying to figure out what to do with mine, and this is much easier than the solution I was going to use!

  6. Perfect! I am also glad to see your textured outside because I want to do that to my largest house and dont want to flub it.

  7. This structure s fabulous. I like your aged effects.
    Greetings, Faby

  8. Una verdadera maravilla, me encanta, tiene unos efectos estupendos.
    Un abrazo.