Friday, September 21, 2012

Having Fun with House of Miniature Kits

In between making tiles, I needed to take a break and make something different. I decided to put together a House of Miniatures desk kit. It seemed only natural to paint it blue and white.
 
Whenever I had to pause to let another batch of tiles dry, I would pull this desk out and add a few more flourishes.

 I knew I wanted to use a different color on the inside of the desk and drawers. I went back and forth between a pale terracotta red, and sage green ,but ultimately decided I liked the softer look of the green better.
There are still a few things for me to finish up. I need to add the hardware, (the white pulls on the drawer were a temporary experiment), finish out the inside of the desk with a few cubbies and more decorative painting. I'm also on the fence about whether or not to age the desk. At the moment, I'm leaning towards adding a few scuffs and darkened corners, but I'll hold off until I'm sure. What would you do? Would you age it, or keep it as is?
 




13 comments:

  1. Hi Eliza, I think the desk is fantastic i love the decoration and also the colour you have chosen for the inside, as for adding a few scuffs i personally think it makes furniture look more realistic and used whatever you decide it is still a wonderful piece of work.

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  2. Very pretty Eliza! I like the colours with the sage green on the inside, it complements it so well (and they are all colours I love). Yes I think I would age it, but very very subtly so that it does not take away from the pretty painted design.

    I also liked your tile work in your previous post. I know how much work that is, I've done so much of it these past few years! I am just getting myself charged up to start on tiling the kitchen in my own dolls house, we're talking two thousand tiles or so...!!! Oh I really don't want to think about it ;-)

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  3. Lovely, you did a great job painting it. Blue & white is one of my favorites!

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  4. You are so talented! I love this piece of furniture.

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  5. Ohhhh quelle pièce magnifique!!!!!!!! remarquable!!
    Isabelle

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  6. Great job! Love the colour you choose.

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  7. It's a masterpiece! I like the colors and drawings.
    Bye faby

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  8. Gorgeous! You hand painted the whole thing?? Wow - have have great attention for detail! Love it! -Ara

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    1. Very nice desk!.
      Personally, I usually like to make my furniture look older. But your colors are so bright and nice...perhaps I'd age it slightly in the bottom part.
      hugs

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  9. Your desk is beautiful, you must have a very steady hand to get all that detail looking just right. I would have to age it, using folk art antiquing medium and raw umber, rubbed off again to leave just a hint of dark colour in the nooks and crannies, lightest on the centre of the design.

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  10. Hi Eliza, wow it looks stunning, I love it !!

    Hugs Mieke xxx

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  11. Hello Eliza,
    I would not touch it, it looks so wonderful and charming. Great job on the painting. The colors are beautiful and your design is awsome.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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  12. That's lovely. I think it lends itself to a few scuffs.

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