Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I'm a giant > kitchen update

With the holidays in full swing, and the Etsy shop
 busy with holiday shoppers, it's been a struggle to
keep current with the "I'm a giant" dollhouse challenge.
My mini dream house still requires a ton of work, and some rooms 
are looking a bit more crack house than dream house.
I've made an assortment of light fixtures, furniture and
installed trim in a few rooms.
Here's a peek at the dining room/kitchen so far...

As you can see, I've gone a bit mad making tiny furniture.
The chairs, table, pendant, cabinet, shelf,  & etc. are all made by moi.
At this rate, it should only take forever to finish this little house!

To read more about the challenge and the talented bloggers involved,
check it out here.


  1. Your work on this challenge is definitely one of my favorites. I really like the style. I always admire folks who can make beautiful things from scratch.

  2. Thank you all so much for the encouragement! This challenge has been so fun, I wish I had more time to work on it :)

  3. GORGEOUS! I am blown away by your work.

  4. dear call of the small~ thank you!! that means so much coming from real fancy dollhousers! :)

  5. ah hA! i found your blog! hee *off to read the rest of the blog ;) *

    (LOVE your work! but you know that already ;) )

  6. Yours could almost be a real little home from these photos. I'd have thought so if you hadn't said it was a dollhouse! Well designed. I built my furniture from scratch too—using jewelry boxes...


  7. I too am blown away by your work! It looks like a real house!

  8. I had no idea these photos were of miniatures, WOW!!! ♥

  9. Wow, if you hadn't told me it was a dollhouse, I would have thought this was a regular-sized house. :) It's stunning.


  10. wow, your detail to scale is just amazing! lovely, just lovely.

    Happy New Year,
    ~ c a m i l l e
    **garden gnome arts**

  11. OMG, I can't believe this is miniature! Your attention to detail is amazing!!!

  12. You've got mad skills!
    Great artistic vision and craftmanship:)
    Love the modern look too.

  13. Would you be willing to share how you did your countertops? It is very hard to find carrera that thin. And I would certainly break it if I tried to cut out for the sink. Is it real? It's really lovely, and it looks like you had quite an amazing house to work with. I found this through pinterest, do you have any more details on how you made your pieces?

    1. Thank you so much! My parents designed/made the house for me for my tenth birthday.
      I've found that using "real" materials actually doesn't work sometimes because they don't translate well to miniature. The base of the cabinet is made from very thin wood and the cabinet doors are cut from mat board. The dishwasher is faced in stainless contact paper. The top is a piece of wood that I covered in joint compound and sanded and lightly painted several times to erase all of the grain and give the smooth, yet not shiny effect of real marble. The marble finish was done with a combination of white and grey craft paints. I used a tiny brush to faux paint the marble veining then covered it in washes of white paint and added more veining to slowly build it up while sanding between coats. I'll try to go back if I get a chance and detail how I made everything in a special blog post :)