Monday, December 20, 2010

Modern miniatures on Monday

Modern dolls' house miniature bathroom with wooden duck-board bath mat.
As requested, here's the tutorial for the mini duckboard bath mat I made yesterday.

Why not a photo tutorial? Terrible light both last night and this morning. If things go according to plan, you should be able to click on it to see it full sized...
Miniature duckboard bath mat tutorial
(Not sure what a tongue depressor is? It's a giant ice block stick:Woman holding up a tongue depressor.A very cheap and easy to find source of wood for making miniature furniture if you don't have a hobby or miniature shop nearby which stocks bass wood. Or any spare cash.)

While we're on the subject of working with wood, yesterday, while flicking through Home NZ, I came across this picture:White Rietveld side table and chair.and was intrigued to find, tucked in the credits, mention of a book called How to Construct Rietveld Furniture. Which, of course, I immediately looked up for its miniature possibilities.

A quick Google later, I discover someone has beaten me to it:Dolls' house miniature Rietveld furniture.

Read my other modern miniature tutorials:

Paint a vase with nail varnish

Make a floor rug out of a placemat
Turn stickers into modern placemats
Refinish a discount-store side table
Print an iPod, mobile phone or other electronic device
Print on fabric


Mini Dork said...

What a great tutorial. So cute for you to draw it/write it up. I love the Gerrit Rietveld chair and table you found, and too funny to find someone had made it already. Thanks for sharing!

Ann said...

I LOVE the drawn tutorial!

As for the the Rietveld chair, it looks so much better natural or in a single color than the usual multi color. Hmmm..