Friday, February 27, 2015

Unusual Miniature Tables

     These are some small tables I made from wood.  The long table with the smaller table on top, is glued together.  The other table can be placed beside it or across the room.  This photo doesn't show it, but I have painted them white, so far.  They measure about 1 3/4" wide, 4" long, 2"high.  The little one measures 1" high, 1 3/4" by 2" wide.  They look good white, so far.   I am waiting for inspiration.  I think they would make nice accent pieces in a modern home.

                               The next table I want to show you, is the "unusual" one.

    Here it is unpainted.  ( No animals were harmed in the making of this furniture.)  One small plastic zebra was used to create this piece.  The next photo shows it painted.

    This is a definite conversation piece.  It measures about 3" high, 4 1/2" long, and 2 1/4" wide.   I painted the top to look like a slab of steel.

                The studio calls.  I must return to my mini world of fun!!     Smile On!    Audrey

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Tennessee Old Time Music Box

      Here is another old time music box.  Ed finished this one up, and it sits on the dining room table for easy access.   This is a four string variation of a Tennessee music box.  Ed built it out of pine, and stained it with dark walnut.  He used some old galvanized sheet metal for the front and hooked it up with a modern pick-up.  It can be played acoustic or electric.   You can play old time blue grass or hard rock!

   It measures 11" x 30" x 3 1/4".  He tuned it to DAD.   Here are a few more close ups of the  sweet box.

      The tuners that Ed used are eye bolts that he pickled in vinegar to make them look old.

         May your day be filled with sweet music.     Smile On!      Audrey

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Sculptural Miniature Table in 1/12th Scale

     Greetings from the north part of Wisconsin! is cold -18' out there.  I decided to share a few photos of the little artzee table I put together.  It is made of wood, stained with acrylic paint, and mod-podged with a gloss.

     This is the top.  The table is 1/12th scale.  Measuring about 3" across and 2 1/2" tall.  I collaged little pieces of wood on the top, creating a sculptured look.

   It needs a unique little house or apartment to reside in.  Or a gallery.  Right now, it sits in the Brownstone Emporium.

   I have two more tables on the workbench in the studio.  Both will be 1/12th scale.  And, I am still deciding the color scheme of one of them.  Do I see a 1960's vibe?   Maybe.  

      Smile On!       Audrey

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentines Day 2015

    Happy Valentines Day!  I hope....Love...fills your heart today.

   I made this little crocheted piece and sent it off to Australia.  It will hopefully be added to more pieces sent from all over the world.   An artist will see that all the pieces will be crocheted into an 'art happening'.  Then it will be on display.  I will keep you posted when it's happening down under.

            Smile On!       Audrey  

Thursday, February 5, 2015

The Queen Anne House

    Good Morning!  Here is the second house I purchased.  This one is the kit that someone attempted to put together.  It is called a Queen Anne.  I call it "Annie" for short.  The overall appearance looks good.  
   Looking closely when I parked it in the studio, I realized it was in need of some TLC.  The hot glue gun was used excessively, and the floors had large holes dug into them for the electricity, that didn't happen. Everything seems to be a little wonky.  Even the tower roof was duck taped together.

   Here is the inside of the house.  Great stairwell, but again it was gobbed with glue, and poorly painted.

   This is a picture I took inside the house, looking down the staircase.  I needed to call in an expert with carpentry.  My husband quickly took a look, and started to help me reconfigure the floor plan.  Which basically meant, removing the staircase, and putting in new floors, and a new roof.

   This is going to take awhile...the process is what is so much fun.   I will post my progress from time to time on both of the houses.  Now, where should I start?  

                          Smile On!           : )    Audrey

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Bermuda Bungalow (1/12th Scale?)

   I purchased two houses last December.  Real fixer-uppers!!  One was a handmade dolls house, and the other was a kit.  Here is a photo of the handmade one.

      I call it the Bermuda Bungalow.  It measures about 35" long,  21" tall, and 15" deep.  It was "played" with, as I found crayon scribbles decorating the shingles of the awnings.  It has recently been going through some vigorous renovations in my studio.

    It looked as if it had been hit by a tropical storm, as the roof was missing quite a few shingles.  The inside was decorated with wallpaper, that wasn't exactly to scale.

    I have my work cut out for me on this one.  Looking forward to every minute, too.  I hope to keep you posted on this little tropical beauty.
    I will post the second house next time.   Until then,  Smile On!        Audrey