Monday, May 12, 2014

Undersized Urbanite Winners!!!

My house was runner up in the experienced category!!!

Cyd, at Mini Mod Pod, was the winner of the same category.  Her retro A-Frame is inspired.  I love every little detail and decision that she made in that build.  So gorgeous.  And modern without feeling cold.  LOVE. IT.  Congratulations, Cyd!!!

See the other winners over at the Undersized Urbanite website.  So many great, great entries!

Monday, May 5, 2014

The Big Reveal: A 2014 Undersized Urbanite Update

I did it!!!  By the hair on my chinny chin chin, but I DID IT!!!!!

Here is the completed house!

I can't get over the porch.  I love the brick posts.  I had gone for a jog in a close neighborhood and saw a house that looked very much like this and it was love at first sight.  ♥
The wreath on the door was made last minute from some moss and dried flowers.  The welcome mat was purchased in a lot on ebay sometime ago.

 Gnomes!!!!  ♥ ♥ ♥  So hard to paint!!  I need to get a really fine detail brush, and then I will put faces on the little dudes.
I love having these two resin dolls.  They are perfect for checking scale of items.  And are great for weighing down cushions that I'm not sure I want to keep there...  HAHA!
The completed interior:
Starting with the hallway.  I swear I had straightened this picture out.... musta forgot to save it.
The mirror is made out of 1" square mirrors from the craft store, and trimmed out with wood I had left over from last years Spring Fling.  The hall table is made out of an eight light window, some porch trim and wood scraps.  I saw something similar in a design magazine and LOVED it.  
 The tall sticks in the pink vase are a gift from Jane.  I made the yellow ones in the orange pot.  The blue pot was purchased from Brae Oktober for my Spring Fling.  The newspaper was a gift from Jazzi.  The laser cut chandelier is from Michaels.
 I love this little chair and the packages sitting on it.  Perfect spot for a mail dump.  :)

 The Man Cave!
 Since the last time I wrote about this room, I added some trash and some post it notes, that I cut from actual post it paper.

 The Master Bedroom:
The art work was hand painted and the print on the right is just a bit of scrap book paper glued to mat board.  The pillows are a mixture of made and purchased.   The black pillows in the back are actually play scale, but are perfect for European pillows in 1:12!
 Love this bed!  The suit jacket is a Jolee's scrapbook sticker.
I painted the dress art on the wall and then put two sunflowers in a jewelry finding, which looks great as a metal wall vase.
 A mouthwash cap filled with fabric passes as a hamper full of dirty clothes.
 This kitty was a birthday gift from Brae last year.  The rug was made using the same method that she uses- printing on fabric with an ink jet printer.

The Tween Room:

 This room is so fun and full of so many fun, fun things!!

The Attic Craft Room:

This room has a lot of handmade stuff in it.  Good craft stuff is hard to find, and when you do find it, it can be costly.  I don't have time for that!  Some of my miniature water color paintings are in the corner along with some rolled up canvas and paper.
 A work table holds a box of paints, some scrapbook paper, a pen (LOVE IT!) and a clipboard.  Seems like some planning might be going on....

 A chest is overflowing with fabric and sewing patterns!
 This shelf is made from the top portion of the Michaels hutch used to make the tv shelf in the man cave.  I found all the art supply printies at Jim's Printables.  There was a bit of tedium in cutting up paper and fabric and gluing printies together, but that time spent is what makes the scene!  The pencil sharpener, which I adore, is also from a lot I purchased on ebay.
 A painting in progress.... I would love to add some fine art supplies to this table.
 A dollhouse is being worked on!!  You can't see it until it's finished.  Shhhhh!  Also, a paper rack!
 What?!?!  That picture folds down into another work table?  Pinterest is so awesome.

And the room that everyone has been waiting for, I'm sure....  

The Kitchen:  Finished, in all its glory.  With burnt out lights.  HA!  I will fix those in the future, but there was certainly no time for it today. :/

Soapy dishes, waiting to be washed.  Coffee brewing.  Magnets on the fridge.  The magnets are painted alphabet noodles.  Woot!!!  Thanks for the inspiration, April!
 I found a thimble that was missing the important part-sad fingers!-and turned it into a fun light cover.  The clock on the wall is made out of a button!
 There was  a GIANT lot of kitchen goodies on etsy in a totally random shop. I bought it of course, and most of the goodies in here, came from there- Ivory soap, yellow canisters, sponge, bottle brush....  The drawer pulls on the cabinets are staples and the knobs are beads and headpins that I painted silver.
 I love the combination of grey and white.  Such a calming kitchen, and bright and airy.
 Tiny tin foil!!!
 I left the glass off the cabinets since I made them non-opening.  Want to be able to get my accessories out if need be!
 Probably my favorite corner of the kitchen.  I love the pot rack over the stove (I intend to add a spice shelf directly under it at some point).  The tiny Kitchenaid SLAYS me.  Love it.  It came in a funky creme color, so I painted it Apple Tart.

I hope you enjoyed the tour the my Undersized Urbanite entry!  I can't believe all this time has gone by already!  Though, it will be nice to take a break and work on something a little slower for a bit.  Remember to go to the Undersized Urbanite website and check out the other entries-they are fabulous!!