Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Shabby Chic Miniature Bedroom Finished!

I fixed the dangling strings after the picture was taken....
Sorry the pictures aren't the best quality.  They were taken with my phone.

I made the bed and bedding.  The box, rug, and paperdoll picture were gifts from my mother.  The lamp is made from an old chess piece and some scrapbook paper.  The trash can is a toothpick holder from the Dollar Tree.  The cat was from one of those toy machines outside the grocery store.  It was a quick but fun project.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Playing with Minis

 So I was digging around some of my craft stuff, looking for some mini ideas and came up with these.
Items include a ring box, wood block, round scrap wood piece painted black, a tiny candle holder (have a bag full of them from a thrift store) golf tees, party favor cups from the Dollar Tree and a diy Christmas ornament I got a couple years back on sale for 50 cents.

I made a side table, a butcher block, some modern chairs and a foot stool.  I plan on fixing them up with a little more detail later.  What do you think?

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Old fashioned Lantern

My first attempt at making one of these.



I think it came out pretty good.  I used some beads, wire and a straw.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Shabby Chic: Newest Project



Now, my rule is not to buy anything new until I've used most of what I have first.  But....I didn't do it, my mother did.  She gave me the shelf, the little picture on the wall and the little weaved rug.  She found them during her yard sales.  The carpet is an old place mat I had. The back wall is some scrap book paper and I'm going through my furniture and accessories now to decide what all I'm going to use for this one.  I'd like it to be a shabby chic bedroom, but we'll see.

Friday, December 19, 2014

The Wizard's Liar

This one has actually been done for awhile, I'm just now posting the photos for it though.  Sorry I took so long.

 On the walls I used plaster, painted grey and used a watered down dark wood stain in all the creases and added some glitter.
 All the frames art are magazine cutouts.
 Most of the accessories are beads, marbles, game pieces and toys.

 The books on the floor are made from note paper and old leather gloves or wallets.
 The stand was made from a small candle holder and a wooden eagle I found in the sale isle at Hobby Lobby.
 The gold table was another candle holder with a wooden circle on top.  And the rug was a book mark.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Random Roomboxs

 The above picture is what I decided to work with going through my collection.  Below is a closer peek at the accessories.
 The next couple of pictures is me trying out different arrangements.

 Most of the wall decorations are jewelry findings and scrap book pieces.

 A closer look at the table decor.
 The angel plant holder is actually a candle holder and an antique, which in the end, I decided not to part with.
 The books are just pieces of wood covered in clippings from some magazines.
 Below is the final setting.  I changed out the angel plant holder for a different statue and added a rug and a mirror due to my husband's suggestions.
What do you think?  I'd love some feed back.

P.S. You can click on the pictures to get a closer look.

This next one was an odd shaped roombox to work with, and while trying to work with only what I already have, its not one of my favorites.  For one thing, the door is off-scale from the rest of the room.




Sunday, May 18, 2014

3 New Projects in the Works!

So my husband surprised me with 3 new boxes for my minis.  I've already got them planned out, just have to get to work on them.  This is what I've put together so far, and remember, I'm using only what I have already and not buying anything new until I can cut down on what I've already collected.



This first one will have a stair case with a door at the top and a little nook for me to decorate beneath.

This will pretty much be the set up for this one but with a lot of pictures decorating the walls.


I have to figure out some ideas for making this one look like a room in a wizard's tower.  Having fun with the accessories though.