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    Reading, genealogy, knitting, miniatures (new), not necessarily in that order. My blog is called "A Bluestocking Knits".

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  1. There are a lot of great ideas here -- https://www.craftaholicsanonymous.net/craft-paint-storage-ideas Jeanne
  2. I didn't know how very easily Plexiglas scratches, so now I have scratched lines around the door window of my shop-to-be, on both sides, from the edges of the sandpaper while I was sanding. (Hangs head in shame.) Is there a way to "fix" or disguise the scratches? Unfortunately, the window part is not removable on this particular door -- and I've already painted it, hoping there would be a better solution than adding some curtains ... Jeanne
  3. I couldn't find vinyl lettering in anything like the font or size I wanted, so I was very happy when this worked!
  4. Bluestocking

    Stove unit

    They look wonderful! Well done you!
  5. I was so nervous about it that I put it off for weeks! I painted over some of it and did it again, so I would recommend to anyone who is new at it to have the base color paint on hand. You can also rub off some of the aging before it dries, if you know immediately that it isn't right. "Less is more" here, and the layering of aging colors really helps to give a good effect, so just tell yourself that you can add more if it needs it. Try it!
  6. That's a lovely shop front! Beautiful colors, too --
  7. Thank you! I'm hoping to make it even "messier"!
  8. Thanks! The matte varnish turned out even better than I expected!
  9. Bluestocking

    Street of Shops

    A very generous member of my miniatures group gave me all three of the Houseworks "Street of Shops" kits, which I am slowly but happily putting together. More photos and details can be found here -- https://mathomhouse.typepad.com/bluestocking/miniatures-street-of-shops/
  10. Bluestocking

    Hardy House

    My remodel of The Golden Lion Inn. The "story" is that the old inn has been remodeled into a family home -- it is ca.1950, and the family has many things inherited from previous generations. I've called it "Hardy House" after the shop on the builder's plate, Hardy's Miniatures of Redlands, Ca., now alas long-gone.
  11. I've had good results with Ceramcoat gloss varnish on miniature furniture, so I suspect it would work equally well on floors. I got mine at Michael's. https://forum.greenleafdollhouses.com/gallery/image/137232-chippendale-desk/ Jeanne
  12. Welcome, Cindy! Everybody's very friendly and helpful here, plus we're really glad that the forum is back up and running! I'm very happy with the Behr Marquee sample pots I've got from Home Depot. You can get them in any finish as they are custom-mixed now, so be sure to specify. I used semi-gloss on the outside of my carpet shop and on the trim inside, with matte for the interior walls. Jeanne
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