Outside View

Outside View
The Exterior View of New Orleans Townhouse

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Things I Picked Up Browsing and Recycle Projects

Michaels had these cactus floral picks for $1.99 for the large one and $1.59 for the small one and these wooden laser cut dollies for .49 for a pack of four. I am going to use the cactus as landscape around my bashed ranch/loft dollhouse, it always had a southwest feel to me. I'll use the dollies for iron fretwork inside round and small square windows. I had such a hard time finding something to go in the bakery/coffee shop windows. http://jocelynsdollhouse.blogspot.com/2012/03/round-window-with-filigree-iron-work.html I got the idea to spray plastic brick sheet scraps with left over stone effect spray paint to see if it would look more realistic, it did. The wood is floor samples were free from Home Depot.  I use as them as floor samples for ideas of wood stains to try on mini floors. I put the furniture on top to see how it will look. I like to paint the wooden floor finishes with acrylic paint, so this allows me to match the colors better. http://jocelynsdollhouse.blogspot.com/2011/06/floors-and-doors.html


  1. I like your idea of painting the plastic strips. It looks much more realistic. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Good idea on using the Hoe Depot floor samples. No guessing!

  3. that floor sample thing is a great idea, thanks for sharing it :)


    PS I love the little cactus too

  4. Hi Jocelyn! I think that the up-grade that you made to the bricks is Magic!
    How fabulous they look! Thank you for sharing this terrific idea!