Monday, January 26, 2015
Sunday, January 11, 2015
The shelves that were assembled over winter break are now in the Garfield kitchen. The two shelves are in the back, and the spice chest is beside the stove.
I bought a set of old copper pots for $5.99 on eBay. They came glued to a display shelf which was too big for the dollhouse.
I love the aged patina on them. They look like they are regularly used in the kitchen! My favorites are the two karahis on the top; they are traditional south Asian cooking pots, and fit in with the Asian theme of the dollhouse.
Posted by Sumaiya Mehreen at 8:25 PM
Friday, January 9, 2015
I love the details on Chrysnbon furniture kits. I love painting them, assembling them ... I love it all!
Months ago, I bought some Chrysnbon furniture from eBay. I bought the prebuilt tea-cart and china shelf for $3.74 and got the kit for the what-not stand, phone and spice chest for $8.50.
The what-not kit was old, and the paint that came with it had dried up. Also, the preassembled tea-cart and shelf came unpainted.
So I used chocolate acrylic paint, and when the paint dried, I used a thin coat of wood varnish to bring out the wood-grain texture of the furniture. I used a darker brown on the tea-cart.
Then I remembered that my aunt had given me a plastic dollhouse shelf a long time ago. It probably belonged to my baby cousin at some point, but now she is a beautiful young lady, and has no use for plastic dollhouse furniture I assume.
It was a pasty tan color, and had plastic tabs that extended out from the back of it.
I decided to cut off the extra plastic bits so that the shelf could be glued flat onto the wall. I used the same chocolate paint, so that the color would match the Chrysnbon furniture. With the carved details, this random shelf blends right in with the rest of the furniture.
Posted by Sumaiya Mehreen at 1:30 PM