Thursday, July 19, 2012

Cottage : Custom Design

These photos were made possible by combining two cottages, the 1980 pool and miscellaneous accessories both Mattel and non-Mattel. I tried to keep everything as clean and simple as possible.  Everything you see is just placed together, no nails or glue required =-) PS this is in UNpainted cottage. The one I am refurbing had to be painted and is OXY-Kaboom! white which does make the slightly faded roof and floors really pop quite nicely. Incidentally, the small white cactus planters were a 3 pack from Pier one for $5.99 and they go great with everything. Usually they live in shadow boxes in my study. The clear orange table is a stationary box from Michaels that was like $3.99 and works so well in all dioramas as well. The white sofa is one of those cheapie Chinese Gloria sets that are kinda too small for Barbie but make the house look bigger and gorgeous, so anyway there you have it. Side note, you can never have too many floor pieces for patios. They actually work better than the triangles and can be obtained MUCH cheaper.

I did not do this floor tile pattern but I saw it online and thought it was interesting and well done, would make for a good bathroom or kitchen. Another subtle and congruent attention to detail customization.

1978 Mattel A Frame Barbie Dream Doll House Red roof yellow floors mod groovy 1970s 1980s custom OOAK 

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