Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Farmhouse Cabinetry

It has certainly been a while, but I thought I'd share some of the progress I've made on the old farmhouse. It seemed like such a feat for a first timer, but I finally got all of the kitchen cabinetry put together. After gluing each tiny little piece together and sanding everything just right so that all the doors and drawers closed properly, I painted everything only to find that the doors and drawers would no longer close properly! So more sanding... and more sanding ... and more sanding...

I ordered the upper cabinets already assembled {they are not yet hung on the walls in these photos}, but removed the plastic "glass" doors and installed "chicken wire" in their place. For the chicken wire, I just used fabric netting spray painted brown. I was very pleased with how it turned out!

The counter top will be trimmed down a bit and painted to look like dark stained wood. it think it will contrast nicely with all the white, don't you?

I will need to add little handles as well. Can anyone recommend where I could find some sweet ones?

What do you think of the shelf and drawer liner? I decided long ago that Little Rosey Posey's farmhouse should be fun and cheerful {fitting for both Rosey and my girls!}

Never one to know how to work on one project at a time, I've also been working on Rosey's patisserie. This is my first dollhouse built from the ground up and so far it's coming along just fine. Here is the dark chocolate brown flooring - yum! I'm wondering how pretty it might look with a brown/white diamond pattern? So much to think about - and so fun!

I'm using the Storybook Cottage {below} for the patisserie and I think the girls and I have decided that we will paint it robin's egg blue. But more on that later! Hope my mini friends are doing well!


  1. Wow, that looks amazing! It's one of my dreams to build a dollhouse someday:) I don't know where you'd find knobs but I do have a shop in my faves on Etsy and she may know if you message her on there. It's called CynthiasCottageShop.

    Great job, it's gorgeous!!!

  2. wow- the cabinets look fantastic and I love the shelf liner! I am always working on more than one project at a time too :) I can't wait to see more of the patisserie - it sounds so cute!!

  3. Gasp! It's so beautiful. A while back, I found some wonderful dollhouse furniture, vintage style and not expensive. I started to gather them up in a basket but realized I had no need for them but all the while I had you in mind! When I got home, I googled my 'finds' only to discover that while they were 'older' items, they were still accessible, easy to find and affordable. What a great job you're doing.

  4. So pretty! I love the tiny tins and cutlery. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Kim,

    Wow! How very sweet! The red polka dotted shelving paper and miniature baking tins and cutlery are adorable. So clever to change out the 'glass' to chicken wire'. You've been very busy. This must be a lesson in patience.

    Your Friend,

  6. Thanks so much, friends! This hobby definitely provides a nice little 'escape' from reality for a while and as I need it... I'm just loving it so far!