Sunday, July 18, 2021

Elise's Courtyard Hideaway

 I have been working on this diorama for about a month and love how it has turned out!

It all started with this chair, which use to be blue.   Since Elise's apartment is so small she needed a little outdoor space where she could relax.  I painted the chair a light grey then white and then sanded to give it a weathered look.

Elise likes to sit and  have tea here.

Her new sundress matches her hair perfectly!

That phallic looking thing in the corner is a fountain.  It looks better in person.  The side brick walls are scrapbook paper and the back distressed brick wall I made using paperboard from a cereal box to cut bricks and placed them randomly around then dabbed on white paint.  I got the concrete patio paver printout from My Froggy Stuff.  The decorations on the wall are wood burnouts I got at the Dollar Tree and painted in 3 different pastel colors.

I still want to add a few items, a little end table and a few more plants, but all in all I really like it.  I think it is my best work to date.
 And Elise seems to be happy for the extra space.

Thanks for stopping by.........................


  1. OMG, at first glance, when I opened this post, I thought it was a photo of a real courtyard! It looks AWESOME Chris, well done!!! Elise's dress is lovely too.

    1. Thanks so much! I am really please with how it turned out.

  2. This is great, I'd love to have my morning coffee there too! I smile every time I see your doll's hair:@)