Sunday, April 14, 2013

Then Again Antiques begins to take shape

 As I mentioned earlier, I am using a three cube tower for the building. The wallpapers are all vintage looking scrapbook paper, except for the downstairs door wall. That's a sample of life size wallpaper. The moldings all came from a couple of packages of mixed moldings at Hobby Lobby.
 The "linoleum" floor in the lower level is also a wallpaper sample. I wanted the first floor to be very soft, neutral colors.
 The window on this floor opens. It isn't really a true to scale window but it came with a box of miscellaneous miniatures I purchased with a dollhouse at a garage sale last summer. This seemed the perfect time to use it.
 I love the soft colors of this wallpaper. The floors are the reverse sides of the shelves. The white side became the ceilings for the floor below and the particle board sides were scored with a pen and stained.
 The beginning of the stonework. The bottom three rows have been edged with a large ball stylus to make the egg carton look more like stacked stone. Thanks Casey for the tip!
 The plan is to put stone on the whole building but I'm not sure if I have enough carton to do that so I will start with the lower level. The front is finished and the awning hung.
Side view of the awning which was made from scrapbook paper and skinny dowels.

I have another project I need to work on for an upcoming birthday so Then Again is on temporary hold.  I'm so excited about how this is turning out!


Lucille said...

An interesting project. I'm looking forward to what else you have in store for this little property! I love your stonework!

Anonymous said...

Really looking forward to watching this project progress! I love the awning, very realistic!

Contrastes-Rosa Mª said...

Te esta quedando genial, tengo ganas de verla llena, feliz semana:)

April Dunlap said...

I just opened an antique booth...looking forward to seeing all your fun and creative touches on this project!
My girl has decided to make her own little house dolls. :) Thanks for your help!

Fabiola said...

I like your new project.
The stonewall is perfect. The wallpaper is perfect for this house.
Bye, Faby

Kim said...

wow De- this looks fantastic so far! I love all the wallpapers you have chosen and the awning looks sooo nice :)

Steinworks said...

I agree with Lucille it's a very interesting project I love how it's coming along too

De said...

Thanks everyone! I am temporarily stalled as I had another project that had to be finished and I'm nearly out of egg carton material for stones. Keep watching!

April, that's great! I'd love to see what she comes up with.