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Friday, February 10, 2012

Artist's Table Update

Almost finished working on my artist's table.  I'm planning to add some "reference" photos, some books, coffee mug, and maybe some more art supplies.  So really, I'm not almost finished.  I like the way it's coming along, except I tried to make coffee stain using paint stain and do not like the look so I'm going to re-do it. 

One thing is for sure: my scratch-built furniture is somewhat durable.  This little table fell off my kicthen counter onto the tile floor and nothing popped out (if you don't count my heart popping out of my chest as I watched it fall).

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Cabinet Inspiration

My MiniTown Loft Kit arrived yesterday (but it here, $29.99, at miniatures.com), which means I can finally start construction.  That is, after I buy my lights and plan the wiring.  For now, I'm going to continue making pieces to put in it.  I found this picture at http://beachhouseliving.blogspot.com:


This look works perfectly with my project.  I'm thinking about trying the mat board construction technique or sticking to wood like I'm used to.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Sink Obsession

I'm not sure why I have been obsessing over this sink, but everytime I say I'm done with it, I do something.  I added a soap bar and poured Gorilla glue over it because I noticed when it dries, it makes tiny bubbles.  Of course I almost had a heart attack before it dried from pouring glue all over the sink and not knowing if it would look good or not.  Also, I readdjusted the cup of brushes because it was leaning too forward (see how ridiculous I am).  Anyway, I am DONE with the sink.  Except I still need to take out some of the glue under the paint brushes.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Artist's Box

This is the artist's wood box I've been working on.  The "hinges" are actually painted card stock.  The colored pencils are made from toothpicks.  Still thinking about making that tutorial because they were really easy to make.


I also scratch built the green table it's sitting on and used bent green wire (the kind you find at the check out line in the craft store) for the handles.

Utility / Slop Sink

I'm currently working on a scratch built, utility/slop sink for my art studio.  Although I'm not super satisfied with it yet, I think it's a good start since I've been away from making miniatures for over 4 years.  I'm also thinking about posting tutorials for the paint brushes and maybe even the entire sink.