Archive for the ‘Upcycling’ Category

Inspiration In A Bag?

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Now that outdoor work weather is coming to a close, I am hoping these goodies I acquired over the weekend will provide some inspiration for making minis.

My mom grew up during the Depression and has a tendency to save everything. (Okay, to give her credit, she is finally working on downsizing!) This weekend I got to raid her boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes of fabric scraps.

These are 50 year old fabrics:

And these? 1968 – 1972? I should have asked, but I was too busy sorting.

Not everything is 1:12 scale, but these scraps were too much fun to pass up.


Upcycled Wing Chairs – Mini Style

Monday, May 21st, 2012

As I have mentioned previously, I have been looking at various upcycled furniture around the Web. One of the styles I found was old upholstered furniture redone in a variety of fabrics (I am guessing that the fabrics may be leftover upholstery pieces.) I thought, “hey – I can do that!”

So here are my versions of upcycled wing chairs courtesy of House of Miniatures kits.

And who knew? As I am taking pictures of the chairs I discovered that the folks in my Contemporary Ranch are fabulously wealthy!

P. S. The orange wing chair is available for purchase in my Etsy Store. The link is to the right. Thanks!

Upcycled Bench 1:12 Scale!

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

This post will probably sound a little convoluted at first, but that is the way things are sometimes.

It all started when I saw a mention on Mini Modern of an upcycled pallet coffee table in 1:12 scale offered at the etsy shop Artistique. The table was kinda cool, but with a price tag of $76 plus change and shipping, I thought to myself, I could do that! Okay, maybe my version wouldn’t be exactly the same, but it wouldn’t cost $76 plus change and shipping.

Then I started researching upcycled furniture and saw pictures like this one:

And I also saw the bench over at 31 and Change which I had seen mentioned at Mini Modern as well.

Well, the whole thing got me thinking about kit bashing which got me thinking about kits which got me thinking about Chrysnbon which resulted in:

So there you go!