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Painting Acrylic, A Review of Sorts

June 27, 2011

I tried painting acrylic before, but it just didn’t look right (not without a bunch of work). But I got tipped off on an easier method from the Shopping Sherpa when she painted her powder blue Panton chair black. SS mentioned using spray paint specifically for plastic, by Tamiya which is widely used by RC hobbyists. Sounds obvious […]

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Make a Light Box for Miniature Photography for Under $5

May 16, 2011

Warning: this post is more so about photographing minis than minis itself! Also – if you don’t want to read the summary of photography lighting, go strait to page 2 for my directions on making a homemade light box. A big reason for my being such stickler for details with the minis I make and […]

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Making Tumblers on the Cheap!

January 7, 2011

I have a habit of thinking in miniature ALL THE TIME, so I am always on the lookout for 1:1 scale stuff that I can repurpose into something in 1:12 scale. In a recent trip to HomeDepot, I spied these end caps for the ClosetMaid shelving units and immediately thought “dollhouse cups!” They’re made of rubber but […]

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Custom Miniature Planters

December 17, 2010

I’ve recently had my first custom order on Etsy. Honestly, I’m still very new to Etsy, so it was pretty exciting to get a custom request. It was for a set of two miniature planters in 1:12 scale, referencing the image above. I gave the buyer a quote based on the time I expected to […]

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1:12 Scale Noguchi Table Scroll Saw Pattern

December 3, 2010

Back in college, I spied the Noguchi table in one of those trendy furniture design stores in Miami. It was front and center in the window and it stopped me in my tracks. My broke college self could not afford the $1k+ price tag (I still can’t!), so I moved on, but I never forgot […]

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The Modern Bookcase in Plastic

November 3, 2010

So the scene above looks vaguely familiar, but can you spot the big difference? I know, I know, the picture color is a bit washed out (sloppy editing), its missing the shelf items, and there’s the Tulip chair, but…. the big difference is that the shelf is actually a plastic reproduction! It first started when I […]

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Finished the Modern Bookcase!

September 3, 2010

The bookcases are done! I just finished finishing the bookcases I am super pleased with how they turned out. With that, I decided to give it a whirl with some Rement goodies that I had laying around. This picture makes me look like I have giant man hands, but I don’t! It’s just to give […]

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Making A Modern Dollhouse Bookcase

September 1, 2010

Still making stuff. This time, its a project inspired by a Barbie sized Randall Craig bookcase in a photo taken by Michael Williams of MAWPhoto.com. I forgot who actually had a blog post on Michael Williams’ work, but I had book marked his flickr page a while back and have been enthralled by his photos ever […]

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Ikea Inspired: Mini Circle Table Set

August 28, 2010

This was the post that I’ve started and couldn’t find the time to finish it. I’m getting off my lazy butt now…. I am currently in the “making stuff” phase as a way procrastinating from finishing the Coventry Cottage *shifts eyes* and I thought I would show you the current project I am working on. […]

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Making Miniature “Stone” Tiles

August 2, 2010

I knew I wanted to have my Coventry Cottage’s porch to have “flagstone” flooring and I didn’t want to buy those floor sheets, partially because I’m poor, but mostly because it doesn’t look real enough for me. The next best solution was to make the “stone” tiles and grout them on myself. This is a short […]

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