Dresser Rehab Project

Dresser Rehab Project

This is the little dresser that I started with. I've had it for about 20 years and I've *never* liked that red stain color. I also thought the top drawers were too skinny and they were useless. Time to do something about it! It's perfect for a rehab project! First thing I did was take apart the drawers. The top ones were just tossed aside, but the bottom ones needed to be broken apart and put back together again with more space. I have no idea why the sides of the drawers weren't actually…Read more
2014 Color Forecasting for Dollhouses

2014 Color Forecasting for Dollhouses

Every year Pantone releases their color trending reports. They create them for general color uses, men and women’s fashion, tech, and also home and interiors. The color of this year is Radiant Orchid. This is a very bright magenta-purple. Colors tend to take a few seasons to completely fall out of fashion, so it’s alright to go ahead and paint a wall that color and live with it for a while, especially if it’s a personal favorite. Contrary to the late nineties and early aughts, beige walls are not in style anymore. Neutral walls…Read more
Dollhouse Renovation Part 1

Dollhouse Renovation Part 1

For my birthday I went to the local Goodwill and just by happenstance, a dollhouse was there. I knew I had to buy it, even if it was an ugly shade of pink and very fussily detailed. For $50 though, it was worth the price. The wallpaper inside *could NOT* have been uglier! (Actually, looking through the internet I've since discovered there are far far uglier dollhouses.) The pink in the living room was actually kind of nice, but I figured I'd redo everything while I was at it. I let my dolls have…Read more
The Last Randy Himes Workshop

The Last Randy Himes Workshop

Today was the last day of the final workshops being offered by one of Cincinnati's finest model furniture makers, Randy Himes. He was cleaning up and getting rid of his leftover kits that have been kicking around since he retired from models over 10 years ago. I was lucky enough to have joined my NAME chapter just in time to learn from one of our Greats. The piece I chose to do was the Pembroke Table. I picked it and kit-bashed it as best I could to make it a fit in a…Read more