First of all, Welcome back Norma. Missed you a lot.
I got some petals attaches to the lights. Here is a photo.
Task for today is to add more petals.
Nothing much is happening on the cottage front. Still working on the exterior. Egg carton rocks look amazing but they are so tiring. So the work is slow. Hopefully I'll have some better photos tomorrow :)
I know... after a long time. But I do have some more incomplete stuff. First is a bed for my cottage. The side tables are attached. It needs primer, sanding and then pain and of course mattress, bedsheets, pillows etc etc etc.. Its made from hardboard and square dowels.
I also made some egg carton 'rocks' . Well, they are multicolored. I also started with some exterior work.
And finally another project. This one is not a miniature. I made it from Christmas lights. Electrical tape to make stems and will use the bulbs for center of flowers. I started with rolling out paper to make stamens. Looks like I'll need more. May be 25 times more than what I made as I could cover only 5 bulbs and the string has 30.
This is after I covered the string with some green and yellow electrical tape.
Paper rolled and twisted and rolled to make stamens.
After gluing the stamens. It looks a lot better than the photo. Maybe tomorrow I'll post some better photos.
Right now its just plain hardboard glued together. The big one on the left hand side will be the fridge, oven in the center. The cabinets will have open shelves. It needs lot of sanding before I can proceed with it. And I don't feel like sanding today.So I'll try and make some more furniture skeletons(Thats what I like to think they are). So I will keep updating as and when I make new ones. I think there will be lots and lots of unfinished work for at least couple of weeks.
I got the passage floor and final paint done. Door in the front leads to the bathroom and one on the right hand side to the bedroom. I am half finished with the bedroom floor. Should be able to finish it off today.
Kitchen Cabinet Update: I am leaning towards fixed doors for the cabinets. But I also want to make some kitchen miniatures. So the final solution is to have some fixed doors with some shelves. So I can display whatever I want on those shelves. I know its too early to plan for any kind of furniture (As I have to roof, back wall and exterior to finish first) but I couldn't stop myself :D So here are the kitchen plans:D
I plan to make everything with leftover hardboard and maybe some really thin Balsa. I like the way things are moving. Slow but I am completely satisfied with it.:)
The floor and tiles for the bathroom are in. Floor is not attached yet as I have to do the wiring. I only have top access to the bathroom so the photos may not be that clear.
This one is the top view.
This one I took from a small bathroom window.
I have started designing the kitchen. Cabinets, Oven, Fridge, dishwasher etc. I am not sure about the cabinets. Should I make them functional.. working cabinet doors and drawers? I can but it will take a long time and I don't know if I can make them neat. Do the kits have functional doors?
Well, I do have the weekend to sleep over it. I still have to design the bedroom floor. I'll use PVC paper for that. The bathroom floor is actually a kitchen counter sheet. Tiles are from Daiso.
I haven't been able to do a lot of detailing work because of a swollen eye (I think it was Lysol :( a lot of Lysol while cleaning the kitchen). But its improving now and so I can again get back to my cottage :)
I made the functional door. I used dark green cotton cloth and then after gluing it to the door painted it black. This hinge would have been a problem if I had white molding. Also I got level 2 wall in.
I know level 2 looks plain. No fancy windows or anything but I have my bathroom on the right hand side. I thought it just wont work out if I had a bathroom window on the front since I plan to have a huge balcony :D
Well come on in :D
This is how the door looks from inside.
Painted it black and then used some embossed copper leaf. A copper coil for door knocker.
Black and white PVC paper with a bead for the door knob. Left hand side has the cloth hinge.
Now its time for me to have some tea and then I can start working on the level 2 floor :)
I got it done. The floor :) Here is my living room with the flooring in.
I still have a lot of touch up job to do. Thats why I have the masking tape. Here is a close up of the floor with the punch I used.
Now I have to start thinking about the door. I haven't decided if they'll be functional or just closed. I am leaning more towards functional door but the main problem are hinges. I don't want to buy them. I want to make them myself. I can use a strip of cloth but it may not look that great. Well... I have a lot more thinking to do.
The cottage level 2 got another coat of white paint and I was waiting for the paint to dry, thinking about the level 1 floor. Well, had no luck with the floor pattern but then I had a lot of crepe paper.
So I decided to make some flowers.
Well, there are not very realistic but I think they are kindda cute:D
After I finish the cottage m gonna try them in miniature scale:)
Kim, I can't wait to see your this week's project.
I am back after a bit of hiking, grocery shopping, few trips to Michael's , potluck and Lord of the Rings Marathon. Phew....
For the cottage I did get 3 windows in. But they do need a bit of touch up. Did the flooring for Kitchen area. I am not crazy about the Living room floor but its something I wanted to try. The PVC paper has a really good finish and I need to experiment a bit more before I finalize what I want. I won't be using the floor that I have in this photograph... I did some major blunders while making it.. its not at all neat. I had no design and just went on gluing. So will be making another one and this time I'll design it first.
Now I have to get back to trimming the Acrylic sheet for windows.
I've been punching paper and still have a long way to go :(
Windows that I made earlier look out of scale. So I have to work on that and punch some more paper.
Now I disappear... Wishing everyone a very very happy new year .... poof
I am back after the disappearing act and m gonna disappear again :D
Will be back next year with the cottage :)
Progress so far...
Painted and repainted the level 1. Molding strips are done and I am not sure if I should put the windows or wait till I am done with the flooring. Also started making the paper tiles. Corner punch and paper can do wonders:D and then It can also get stuck or jammed. And using force on those punches to free them doesn't work.
I found that the hard way :D and now I have to get a new corner punch.
Here are some pics:
With windows and some tiles on the floor. I am making them on construction paper and after I am done I will cut the off and paste onto the floor.
Well.. I got the painting done. Most of the walls and ceiling are painted white. Accent walls need another coat but that can be done only after the paint dries. I've decided to leave small loops in ceiling where I want the lamps so that I can hang the lamps when I make them. Right now I have no ideas for the living room light fixtures.
Thats it for the cottage :)
Wish everyone Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
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I cannot complete anything after I left those stairs incomplete. Paint is right in front of me but I cannot convince myself to start it.. I feel like something will go wrong. Thats been the case with me.. always.. I cannot leave anything incomplete :(
So now stairs are the priority.. even though the staircase will be the last to get in that cottage.
Here is what I did on the weekend.
Found out atleat 20 different ways how NOT to make a bead lamp :D
Told ya... nothing will work till the stairs are fixed. I want to go to walmart for some dowels but it got all cloudy.. looks like its gonna rain and I don't like to go out when it rains :(
I started painting the walls. I used red, green, yellow, blue and amethyst. Nobody would have allowed me to use these colors so I used them in my cottage :D
Now that the accent walls are done I have to color remaining walls and ceiling white. And then I'll start working on the tiles. I am using contact paper and PVC paper for tiles. Wish me luck :)
Yup... I m stuck... I can't come up with ideas and the ideas I have just don't work out. I've been trying all day today to make some more bead light fixtures but I just cannot. I think I should take a break.... clear my mind.... take a deep breath.... and work on something else. For now I'll just go and prime the ceilings.
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They just don't seem right. Something or the other always goes wrong. First it was out of scale. I fixed that. Now the baluster doesn't fit. There were some gaps between the balusters and hand rail. I didn't want to waste the dowels so I decided to fill the gap with Spackle. Didn't work... well it did fill the gaps but there was something wrong with the stairs... it just didn't look right. So I again took it apart and now I am out of dowels.. so a trip to Walmart in afternoon.
Here is the cottage with all internal walls. Task for today is to give it a final coat of primer.
Here is the front.
Everything is in a mess.. Dyson won't pick up the dirt, Hardboard pieces are all scattered around the living room and if any of my friends decide to visit me on the weekend they'll have to keep standing :( .... no place to sit.
So first I cleaned up Dyson, the brush bar was all clogged up. Then picked up hardboard pieces and then I vacuumed. Everything is in its place now and all is good :)
I glued some more walls for the cottage and its all clamped up. Again a 24hr wait before I can remove the clamps. Cottage also needs a second coat of primer but before that I have to work a bit more on the grooves that I have for the round wire and I cannot touch the cottage till the glue dries off. I doubt I'll get anything done on weekend. I'll try to at least finish up the stairs before Monday.
Cya on Monday, Have a nice weekend and Take care :)