Herbology Room in Progress

Herbology Room in Progress

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Fun cannibalizing inexpensive items.

I haven't been back here is so long, I didn't see the words of encouragement under my last post!  Thanks everyone for being so supportive.  As you know, I am flying by the seat of my pants when it comes to miniatures.  I am untrained, not a carpenter and I don't care about historical accuracy, but love minis.

You may have noticed, I purchased a bunch of boxed kits for very cheap on eBay a few months ago, with every intention of making my own kitchen cupboards for the "upstairs" kitchen of the Judge and Gibbet. That was a BAD decision. I didn't think to check out the dimensions of the upper cabinets in the kit and ended up with shelves that were so small they would hold nothing kitchen related.  I stored my mess-ups in the attic of the house, as is the norm and moved on.

I am still in the beginning stages of the "downstairs" kitchen and I very badly wanted a plate rack to put over my sink. The cheapest one I could find was $25.00 on Etsy.  But I did remember seeing a very cheap hutch at Michael's a while back. (I had sniffed and stuck up my nose at how ugly it was.) Today, I  bought the hutch for $1.69 and purchased a 49 cent dowel.  It took a few hours and I now have very messy stained hands (I was too impatient to put on my gloves), but I think it ended up looking OK.

I can still see the blue blob from the stuff I use for a temp hold, but once I fool around with the placement of the plates, I will affix them in a better manner.

I hope everyone is been having fun mini-adventures too!

7 comments:

  1. You say you aren't trained but the things you have done are FANTASTIC!!! I don't follow bolgs I don't enjoy. You have a flare for putting things together. Some people spend a fortune and the rooms they make are not successful. What ever you are doing...Don't change it. :-)

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  2. Catherine, coming from someone like you, someone whose work takes my breath away, that means a lot :)

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    1. Awwwwww thank you Gayle, how kind.

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  3. Hello Gayle,
    Your wonderful work is proof that talent can be just as powerful a tool as training.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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    1. Giac, coming from you, that makes me so happy!

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  4. BTW...I think in every wall spoon holder I have ever seen the spoons are displayed with the bowl side up and the handle pointing down. Perhaps this is not the way you want them in your display though. ;-)

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    1. You are right, Catherine. I think I need to flip my spoons....! The only experience I have with them is souvenir spoons and they go the other way!

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