Monday, 19 September 2016

The Beginning of Rose Cottage

Hello everyone,

How are you all? Hope you have started your week with a smile and had a great weekend. Me? Well you know busy as ever! What is new? 

Today I just wanted to post a quick one and to let you know that the new project has started off.

Rose Cottage
Yeps Rose Cottage is being transformed. Well as I said previously, Rose Cottage is a vintage Dolls House Emporium dolls house which goes way back in the 1980's. At that time it was the smallest dolls house on the market.

I am very luck to have it. As it was pre-owned, I am not intending to change it's wall paper  and flooring as they are still in a very good state. I have decided that the ground floor room will be transformed in a kitchen living. The Second room on the 1st floor will be the main bedroom and the top room (attic) will be transformed into a bathroom.

Something that you must also note that I hate and I repeat I hate dolls houses that don't have a staircase. They don't look realistic. Well this dolls house doesn't have them. I almost thought of adding them but then again I didn't want to massacre the house to open the flooring for the stairs. Besides the rooms are slightly smaller than I hoped so my best options to add false doors at the back. This will give the illusion that behind the doors there must be some sort of staircase.

Adding the false doors at the back.

They looked good to me. So I have painted the doors white. Another thing that this dolls house didn't have was lights. Very strange. another thing which I can't stand; A dolls house without lights.

As I had no intention to peal off the flooring my best option was to make false ceilings to make the lights for the living area. For the bedroom and bathroom I used some wall lights.

As the dolls house had ceiling paper, I have realized that it had bubbles and could have been easily removed. One pull and they were out in a blink of an eye.

Removing the paper from the ceiling.
I have noticed that the mdf didn't have an undercoat of paint. Don't ask me why, because I don't know. So being very careful I did the false ceiling and added the lights to the rooms and they look great.

The Bathroom

The Bedroom

The kitchen living

So now I guess this is the start for the house. Hopefully I won't take that long as usually to decorate them.

I almost forgot....Do you remember that the house came with 2 dolls which I didn't know much about? A few friends told me what they are and I got to know that they are Vintage Dolls by Erna Meyer.
Vintage dolls by Erna Meyer

I couldn't bare that this couple didn't have at least one child. I was lucky enough to find a vintage baby doll by Erna Meyer still in it's original vintage packing.

Vintage Baby Doll

Now I guess the family is complete. I am sure that the Mrs will love it.

So this is all for today. Now I will continue decorating the house. I am really hoping to give it lots of details. I hope that I will succeed. Keep tuned for the next update on my Rose Cottage.

Take Care and see you soon.


Rebecca xxx


  1. Hello, It´s a very cute house, I look forward to seeing what you do!

  2. Cute house, I can't wait to see more!

  3. A wee cutie that cottage is. I am sure you will do wonders. You go bird. Will keep an eye out to see what you'll do with it.

    BBB xxxx

    1. Thank you so much my dear BBB. I am, so please you liked it xxxx