Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The "round thing" is finished!

This is the view through the door. You can just see the ceiling light fixture and the shelves full of craft supplies. Here's the work table with all the supplies needed for scrapbooking or making cards. There's also a comfy chair for reading craft magazines. The laptop is set up on a desk made from an antique hutch (actually made from cardboard hat boxes as is the chair.)
This was a fun recycling project. The building is made from a large mixed nuts can. The flooring is made from leftovers from a real home project. The wall shelves were made from the can lid. The work table is a pizza table that I cut down and the light fixture was made from a chocolate syrup lid. The stones are egg carton and other similar packing materials. The only thing I purchased for the project was the floral foam dome that I used for the roof.

12 comments:

Tallulah~Belle said...

Wheeee...bet you were the first to finish as well huh :-)

It looks great...love the roof on it.

De said...

Thanks, Jayne!

TreeFeathers said...

Deana, it turned out great, how adorable! (That's the same wallpaper I had in the little girl's room of my childhood dollhouse.)

Guess I better get started on my round thing, huh...

De said...

Thank you, Grace! The wallpaper was in the round robin swap box. I thought the print was small enough to look ok in a half scale room.

MiniKat said...

Looks great!

De said...

Thank you!

Sunny Sunflower Miniatures said...

Looks great! I love the cute little work table...if only mine in real life were half as neat!

Doreen said...

That turned out so well. I love the stonework.

De said...

Thank you!

TreeFeathers said...

I love the stonework, too, and I have a question about it. When you apply the grout - seeing as how the stone is cardboard, how exactly do you go about doing the grout? With real stone or bricks I get it in there and then wipe it back with a wet cloth to clean up the stones, but does that work with the cardboard? Doesn't it get too soggy, or smear the painting, or make it really hard to wipe the grout off nice and clean? It turned out so nice, however you did it!

De said...

Grace, I have a couple of different colors of the cardboard that look stone-like so I didn't have to paint. After I glue the pieces on (with quick dry tacky glue) and the glue is dry, I seal the cardboard with matte Mod Podge to protect the cardboard. After that is dry I smear the grout over it, focusing on the spaces between the stones. Because I sealed it, I can gently wipe off the excess with a damp cloth.

TreeFeathers said...

Aha! The wonders of Modge Podge! Thanks for the tip. :)

- Grace