Monday, 22 June 2015

Granny Chic Scene




Motivation for Miss Kitty's dollhouse attic has stirred.  I bought some wood for the bunk beds.  It's about time I start.

This past weekend I went to The Little Dollhouse Company store.  Things got a little crazy....spent a bit and got lots.  Thankfully I took a small shopping basket to keep me in check or things would have gotten out of control.  And I bought a side-by-side room box. Yes, I have an Orchid waiting to be started, but I wanted something to make pretty rooms with and have fun with on the way.

But, I made another little scene, this one I call "Granny Chic" because the wallpaper is both retro and on trend.  The runner is made from fabric samples from Bouclair's upholstery swatches.  I had to wait for the clerk to wander away so I could fill my pockets (yes, they were free).  Almost all the furniture is from various trips to The Little Dollhouse Company.  The blue prints I had kicking around from PrintMini finally found a home!  The basket is actually resin, but feels like wicker.



The mirror was an amazing find on Etsy from Melissa's Miniwereld in the Netherlands.  She makes lasercut 1:12, 1:24, and 1:48 kits and furniture from thick cardboard.  It's half the price of wood but paints and looks the same when finished.  Check her store out!  I painted the frame with Testors 'aluminum' and burnished it with a black paint pen.

7 comments :

  1. Hi Kat! Yet another of your Beautiful vignettes! I love grey and you have mixed your shades with an unusual wall covering that really works! Are those rolls of Blueprints in the basket? LOVE IT! :D

    elizabeth

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    1. Thanks! The wallpaper was in the discount bin at the store but I fell in love with it. And those are blue prints!

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  2. Granny Chic - never heard that before but it describes the style perfectly. Love the scene =0) Would you say the cardboard frame is as sturdy as a wood one? It looks really good all painted up

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    1. Relative to cheap balsa, it's a million times more sturdy. The mirror took 2 coats of Testors and the burnishing and no warping occurred. I didn't even press it to flatten. I'm going to try some chairs in the future.

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    2. Interesting. I use wood, thinking it would be more stable...and I am shockingly clumsy and drop things a lot. Thanks for answering. I'll give cardboard a go =0)

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  3. Hi Katrina.
    What a great blog you have.
    And the mirror looks amazing!
    I'm glad you like it.
    Greetings from the Netherlands
    Melissa

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  4. Thanks Melissa! I'm excitedly waiting for the next order to arrive!

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