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  1. From the album: ~ Beacon Hill ~

    Sorry for the bad quality and poor light conditions. I am almost done with the corridor, need to finish decorating the stairs and add the last rail by the starting steps. The baseboards haven't been glued yet, I was thinking about doing wainscot here but I'm afraid it might make the room look too dark. The ceiling pannels are stained basswood, I assembled them the same way I did with the wall pannels. There is a hole at the mid center to add a chandelier, I will be wiring the lights soon and hopefuly then I'll manage to get a better picture of the details. The pedistal lamp is from artist Jim
    2 points
  2. From the album: Artisan items , furniture , Things I love

    Just received this kit from Rik Pierce it's all the tools he used to use in his classes . It started when I bought his book and he mentions his gauge for making the leaded glass windows. then it went from there his wife is so nice and offered up all his tools as a kit for me now. You can buy these kits sometime mid March or you can buy them direct from rik@frogmorton.com if you want the price just message me. I tried the tool to make distress beams and it worked really well . The board is to roll out the paperclay to slightly less than ⅛" consistantly.
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  3. Between cold days I gathered some squarish basswood scraps and sanded them squarer and glued scraps from a ratty pair of DH's old skivvy drawers and sized them with a coat of diluted gesso. My acrylic paints are in the same art box as the oils, so I might just hold out to get some turps and linseed oil... Naw, I'll use the acrylics for this batch. In the frantic search to find where I had hidden the acrylic paints I ran across the set of mini art brushes I had found in a thrift store, as well as a whole bunch of itty watercolor pictures I painted for the heckuvit one day.
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  4. Well today I made out like a bandit; in the toy section of one of our favorite thrift stores I snapped up a never-opened Realife Miniatures Queen Anne Collection living room kit for less than $4. I don't like the upholstery that came with it, but I won't make it up until I have a decorated room to put it in. I'm also thinking about duplicating some of the parts to make other side chairs and wing chairs, etc.
    2 points
  5. From the album: The Glenwood

    Not perfect, but the best I could do.
    1 point
  6. From the album: ~ Beacon Hill ~

    A small change to this room, I added a ceiling rose to the center because after adding the chandelier I kept feeling it was missing something. I've also trimed the doorway interior, so I'm nearly done with this floor and hopefully I'll get started on the exterior soon
    1 point
  7. I just wanted to give the biggest thank you to all of you. 2017 I was devastated by the death of my husband of 53 years. As I slowly started to read all of your posts, it has helped me so much. My minis have been shelved but I am starting back. You are like a rope that was thrown into a dark hole and I am climbing out.( corny but that is me) I appreciate this web site more than you can imagine. Gail
    1 point
  8. The chairs came with the table, and the hutch that is in the kitchen. I got them as a set at Hobby Lobby. I chalk painted them, then antiqued them is all
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  9. From the album: The Glenwood

    Not being able to drive with the surgery, I got a lot done this week lol. The sparkle on the bottom half of the painted walls are yellow paint with a coat of Ralph Lauren Candlelight on top. I did a powder room in my real house, and had some left over. Just adds a nice shine
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  10. I would watch eBay for the old Concord line of furniture. They made some great stuff in the 70s - 80s. I believe they also had a higher end range of items, but were then, and still are in the mid range of pricing. Some of their items I have rival some Town Square and Bespaq items! Here is a club chair with a but it now price of $6.60! https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Concord-Miniatures-Dollhouse-Furniture-Velvet-Lawson-Club-Chair-2750/183037309031?hash=item2a9ddfb067:g:C-QAAOSw-RFaYXAN
    1 point
  11. I like the way you've laid the flooring, I never would have thought to do that but it's really effective.
    1 point
  12. In case anyone doesn't know about this source, they have all of the findings for diy fancy chandeliers, etc and there are books that tell you how to string them together and tells you what to order for specific styles. http://jar-jaf.com/
    1 point
  13. I would love to visit this shop someday! I love Wilson's work and broke down and bought one of his beds last year, fabulous work!
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  14. It is lovely, the ceiling rose is stunning.
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  15. Beautiful room, love the colors and the effect you added to the paint, really cute. :)
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  17. Yes, we are our own worst critics! Your floor is just lovely!
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  18. Looks great to me too - I love the floor with the blue and white colors...just lovely!
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  19. I looooove those chairs. And the candlelight paint is awesome. I had no idea - it is pleasantly subtle and pretty!
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  20. From the album: The Glenwood

    still need to attach cabinet over sink
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  21. "BEAUTIFULLY" Done. Love that floor....
    1 point
  22. I just opened my Garfield house. This is my first build. Looking for all the help and tips I can get. It looks like it will be a long process. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
    1 point
  23. This is what got me into costuming and eventually minis. I LOVE building things. It's just so much fun and a great creative outlet if you love working with your hands. Everyone always asked me to design when they found out I sewed but, honestly, it's the construction I love. I love finding a piece that I'd like to recreate and problem solving how to do that. It's so rewarding when it comes to fruition. You've really got the gift. Keep it up!
    1 point
  24. Looks great to me! I bet once you get furniture in there any imperfections you see won't be visible. We're always our own worst critics.
    1 point
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  26. Thanks so much. Unfortunately it is not my own design. I’m no furniture designer...hell 6 months ago I wasn't even into minis. My prior obsession was cars like a lot of guys, I had a sporty little toy but unexpected financial events forced me to sell her. Now I’m just a guy who has discovered he likes to build things.
    1 point
  27. I’ve decided that I’m going to name my foray into furniture building after the women in my life, starting with my wife.
    1 point
  28. So forget eBay - try Craig's List. You can't get into too much trouble there, unless you want to drive across country. LOL
    1 point
  29. I sure did! This came in a mixed lot that included all sorts of other treasure, so there was no way I was going to pass it up. Fancy fancy!
    1 point
  30. I've ben merrily pulling them out and building them as needed, and planning eventually to build more. Next time I get out to the workshop I'll go through them and see if there are any I won't want (remembering I have a Lily, a Garfield, a Dura-Craft Newburg and a couple of smaller Greenleaf kit still in their boxes, plus three rehab houses needing rebuilding, finishing & furnishing...), & I'll PM you.
    1 point
  31. From the album: Smaller Scales ( 1:48)

    1:48 Pepperwood Farm parlor. Not done with bay window, but you get the idea. I realized later how the door trim is wrong...will be fixing that. Oh the things you see in photos!
    1 point
  32. My achy self is packing to go someplace warm on vacation, Turks and Caicos. In my younger days a swim suit took up hardly any room in my suitcase, and now the two I'm taking take up as much room as a week's worth of shirts. sigh . I'll drink a few Drunken Lobsters and Pina Coladas to your health, dear ladies.
    1 point
  33. You broke down and bought the fancy chandelier lol, it's beautiful
    1 point
  34. Really great work! Curtains always look difficult to pull off without them looking like large fabric cut small. They rarely look right to me.. but you have mastered realistic curtains.
    1 point
  35. Great job! You have managed to get these side panels perfectly symmetrical on both sides. Quite a feat, I'm sure. I like the delicate folds.
    1 point
  36. I've always loved this pattern, looks good.
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  37. Love a good chimney breast! What's that you have behind it on the wall.. can't quite make it out.
    1 point
  38. Yup.. love the doggies.
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  39. Fun! These are great.
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  41. Great find, I love them!
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  42. What a beautiful fireplace!
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  43. Wow! Love when that happens. It's fantastic!
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  44. Um, yup that green marble is certainly overwhelming, but it looks like they did a nice job of the effect at least.. Those stair railings on the bottom flight are hilarious..
    1 point
  45. I found a fabulous piece done by Ray Whitledge - he does such nice work.
    1 point
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