Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Spa Bed Update

Let me just say that I admire all those who are juggling multiple mini projects. I am just trying to make the deadline on this one.  Every day presents new discovery and challenges but it’s been fun. Here is my latest work on the Spa bed. Since I saved the wooden paint brush handles from used brushes (no since in wasting perfectly good wood), I thought why not try to make neck rolls. I must say they came out much better then I thought they would. Judge for yourself. ***disclaimer*** I'm so sure someone out there has thought of this...if so great minds think alike!! That's the fun part of starting a hobby others have mastered for years...I am waaaay behind. And what seems new to me may be old to some. Either way I'm happy with the outcome.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Smell the Lemons...

“When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.”  That being the case, I can make lemonade, lemon cake, and lemon pie. I recently had a birthday, (Yay me!!), started a new workout regimen, and started juicing. I feel great! So yeah, I have been busy.

Anyway, I am overjoyed because I have some new followers. I have been writing this blog thinking that no one would be interested and I was wrong. I would like to think all of you for commenting and supporting my efforts as a new blogger and hobby miniaturist. I am still working on the add followers button.  Google Friend Connect is no longer offered.  At this point I will take all suggestions. Mini Dork of Modern Mini Houses instructions were very helpful, thank you.  Also, I was excited to see my “little” blog mentioned in her recent post. Awesome!! 

I would like to mention that Lyssa of Can't Have It Big? Make Mine Mini! wrote this post and it hit home. I was like…that’s me. I read so many awesome posts and see so much talented work. I am at awe of the natural skill and ability…and the things people are able to create.  I often think to myself…”I ‘m not that good.” Her post reminded me that I am better than I was a year ago when I first started. And a year from now I will be better.  I will keep at it!!!

Now on to the Build-Along project. The exterior is complete with some minor finishing touches. I am working on the interior. Not much to show yet but I will share a couple things I am working on:

 This is the making of a spa bed from a place mat.
 This is a counter for the spa.

 I covered the exterior with contact paper. I don't really like it much. I may change it.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Something Old Made New

While inventorying my furniture trying to figure out what pieces I would use for the Build -a-Along, I came across this Vintage Hello Dolly Armoire/Closet. I bought it the beginning of last year on eBay.  It looked promising on eBay but once I received it, I lost interest. I thought why not give this dull old furniture some life. First I removed all the hardware (gold handles), then sanded off the shinny coat of polish. I kept sanding until I reached the original wood. Once that was done, I hand painted using a sponge brush and 2 coats of Valspar "La Fonda Villa Fountain," paint purchased from Lowes. There's a Pinterest Board dedicated to the color. You will see this color again. (smiling)..... Oh and I added new silver hardware. It gave it a more modern look.  I love it!