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.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

The "Collection"

Here is why I am only using what I have for the next few projects.  Because I have Way Too Much!

The craft zone.  Unfortunately unusable at the moment.

I have about a dozen of these containers that I put all my mini accessories in.

My next project will be some kind of wizard's tower and once again I'll be using only what I already have.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Finished! Modern Dollhouse

modern dollhouse
Let's start with the living room:

diy mini lamp and mini side table
 The pictures are either print offs or magazine clips.  I had the 2 smaller frames and made the larger frame from some painted sticks.  The lamp is made from a perfume lid, a bead and a wooden game piece.  and the side table is from a napkin holder and a scrap book thing I had from the sale bin at Michaels about a year ago.  The chair I had from my collection and painted it.
 I had a collection of elephants without even realizing it until I started digging through my stuff, so there is at least one elephant in each room of this house. 
diy mini speakers and dvd player
 I made the speakers with building blocks, some large buttons painted silver and some black felt.  The dvd player is just another block painted with a print off glued on it.  The tv is a fridge magnet.
diy mini couch
 The couch is made from some wood scraps and the pillow is from  my bag of quilting extras.
diy mini remote
I also printed of a remote for the dvd player and glued it to some black card stock.  And the rug was some left over material my sister in law gave me.

diy mini cabinets
 The cabinets are more building blocks with bobbie pin handles.  The fridge and taller cabinet I had in my collection and painted.  The trash can was another lid and all the other accessories I found in my collection.

If you click on the images you can see a larger view and that the picture on the wall are more elephants.  The flooring was from my scrap book stuff.

Now the bathroom:

diy mini shower
 All the accessories and furniture were from my collection.  The sink is a jewelry piece.  And the trash can is a thimble.
 The picture was a magazine clip and the tiles I had from a hot plate I broke.  And the shower head was from a smaller scale street lamp I had.
The mat is the back of a picture frame.  And there is a mini elephant on the sink.

Last, the bedroom:

diy mini computer
 The computer screen and key board were print offs that I glued to some card stock.  The rugs were from that left over material.  The desk and dresser I had from my collection and painted.
diy mini lamp
Click to get a larger view of the mini silver elephant and the picture of the elephant which was another magazine clip in a charm bracelet frame.  The lamp is a bead and game piece painted silver and the shade is the end of a door stop.  The side table is from that thing the put in the center of a pizza with some black card stock on top. 

Hope you enjoyed this, I'm just glad to finally have it finished.  Next blog will show you what I mean by my "collection" and why I'm trying to use only what I have and not make any more purchases until I've lessened the "collection" a bit more.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Modern Dollhouse, a work in progress.

 I made the couch from some scrap wood and I painted the chair I had.
 I plan on painting the fridge black and I need to add handles to the cabinets.  Lots left to do in the kitchen.
 Started tiling the bathroom shower.
Going to paint the desk and dresser.  Lots left to do.  But having 2 babies makes the progress a little slow....

Friday, January 10, 2014

New Modern House Project

Modern dollhouse
 I meant to take a before picture before I removed the old wall paper and painted it but forgot.

 I'm still only using what I already have.  Once I have my craft area cleaned up and organized I'll take a picture of it.  But this is some stuff I've gathered so far for this project.
 I painted the nick nack shelf and the tv is a fridge magnet.  I plan on converting the blocks into looking like speakers.
 The base of the table is a napkin ring.
Still trying to figure out what I'm going to do about the couch....