Friday, July 11, 2014

Summer Shower

The last few weeks has been crazy busy for me.  I just returned from vacation and feel like I need another vacation to recuperate. Time away is always good for the soul, especially when it involves family, friends, food, and fun in the sun.  I have to admit that I was a little anxious to get back to my miniatures, primary the Build A-long project.  The dead line has come and gone. I did complete the exterior; however, the interior is incomplete.  I decided to send my photos in anyway; after all it is my first contest/project/build a-long. I am proud of what I accomplished.  I am not going to post any pictures just yet.  I want to complete the interior.  Now that the Build A-long is over, I will work on finishing the Victoria’s Farmhouse.  Hope everyone is enjoying their summer!  I am having a great summer.  Okay, I am going to share what I have been working on for the interior of the Build A-long. 

This was my inspiration (above). I think I 'borrowed" this photo from a Craigslist Ad.

 The shower walls  are constructed from  scrap wood and scrap book paper. I used .010 thickness clear styrene plastic sheets for glass doors.

 The floor is made from foam board, mat board, and  scrap book paper. The drain is a metal grommet found around my house.

 I used these items found around my house to make the shower hardware.

This was my inspiration for the hardware ("borrowed" from Google Images).

The handle I made from wood strips and painted metallic silver.

 Isn't it amazing what you can create from a little imagination and scraps?  A year ago I would have bought a shower. It was fun creating and I love how it turned out.


  1. The shower looks fantastic! I think you choose a really good tile paper, it looks shiny like there could be water still resting on the tiles. I still can't believe you made the plumbing fittings!
    Isn't funny how really great vacations sometimes feel like they need a follow up vacation? I hope you still manage to get some down time, and I look forward to seeing the finished build-along at sometime in the future :)

    1. Thanks you. You know I look at it myself and think...I made that?

  2. You've done an excellent job with thwe shower cubicle. Love the paper you chose. It reminds me of the gorgeous irridecent shells you see on holiday. The shower itself is brilliant. Well done you =0)

  3. Hi Shawn! Your shower looks fabulous......I wish I had a shower like this one in RL ;)!
    I also love to use my imagination and scraps. It gives someone so much more pleasure and satisfaction, even more than when you would buy it, isn't it :D?
    Thank you for your comment on my blog :D!
    Have a nice weekend! Hugs, Ilona

  4. Great job on the shower. I love how you did the shower controls and shower head.