Monday, September 9, 2013

Chairs and a Bed

For the  past couple of weeks I've been dabbling in furniture making. I started off with a miniature dollhouse  chair. It's the template from House of Miniatures.http://www.houseofminiatures.info/images/40016.pdf 
 I just printed out the page with the parts of the chair, cut them out, traced them on veneer wood and cut those out.
I decided to test it out with lace. It has been very popular in my Etsy shop.
So I made a couple more!
 This chair is still available here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/161700530/dollhouse-miniature-custom-handmade?ref=related-1
The ottoman is a little more difficult to make than the chair. I didn't have a template for it. I just winged it.
Then I decided to make a bed. *The ruffle comforter and the long ruffle pillow at the end of the bed & one little ruffle pillow were made by Thewendydollhouse here on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheWendyDollHouse
*The top sheet with the lace trim and the pillow case with the lace trim were made by Debbie's Designs also on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DebbieCalif

I made the mattress, mattress sheet, and the hand painted roses pillow.
The bed is hand painted with twig garlands, roses, sunflowers and roses and birds.
The bed is available here:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/161703007/miniature-dollhouse-robin-egg-blue-hand?ref=shop_home_active
I found a nice tutorial for a bistro folding chair(it doesn't actually fold). I found it here: http://www.evangelione.com/2007/11/wooden-chair-tutorial.html
This chair is still available here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/161803969/dollhouse-miniature-french-shabby-chic?ref=listing-shop-header-0
I'm still looking for something new to try this week.  I'm just researching Pinterest until something sparks the imagination. Have a wonderful week!

43 comments:

  1. Привет, Каролин!
    Я тоже влюбилась в ваши винтажные кресла!
    Очень красиво смотрится кружево.
    ♥ Елена

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks for links to fantastics tutorials.
    Beautiful pics! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi Caroline,
    Loving your lil furniture, so adorable and cutsy.
    That wing back chair and ottoman look beautiful
    and comfy all at the same time. I'd like to curl up in it with a good book, but am afraid I might just break it!! lol

    Your lil bed looks cozy comfortable too, and that lil bistro chair, so sweet.
    You are amazingly creative my dear, and hope you are doing very well indeed.

    We are counting down to moving day, only 10
    days left.............Jerry is in Asheville working so we have been getting to spend a lot of time with Dee, so that has made us all very happy. We are all sad, less sad I think, but very excited and hopeful about their new adventures. We have seen the Lord do a lot of neat things, and it has really been building their faith, so that is a great thing, and
    I am sure there will be more where that came from as they settle in............

    Well, off to beddie bye, you take care sweetie.
    Blessings Galore,
    Nellie

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love everything, fabulous furniture. You have such a lovely way of putting everything together.

    ReplyDelete
  5. So beautiful! I love that chair. I have planned to do an Emma-chair too.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love your furniture, they have indeed your very own, romantic Caroline style. I can very well understand, why they are popular, they are so marvelous. Oh your pillows, lovely, lovely, lovely
    I look forward to seeing what else you come up with.
    Hugs
    Wyrna

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wat romantisch allemaal. Heel mooi.

    Groeten Xandra

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love your lovely romantic pieces of furniture.
    The painting on the bed is your special touch and style. Thank you for the tutorial links.
    Hugs, Drora

    ReplyDelete
  9. When you make something new Caroline, I know one thing for sure, I AM GOING TO LOVE IT! The chair and the ottoman are so beautiful!!! Also the lovely cushions! Looking forward to more furniture please:) Hugs, Ebru

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hi Caroline! I love your chairs and the bed, especially your delicate paint work. The bedding is fantastic, I would like to take a nap on this lovely bed.
    Thank you for sharing these tutorials and links :D!
    Hugs, Ilona

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thanks for the links, I definetely save those! I love the chairs, so adorable <3

    ReplyDelete
  12. ...everything thee touches turns into delectable deliciousness! ~ blessed be! ~ dear kindred heart!...(O:

    ReplyDelete
  13. Love the chairs!!! The little pillows and lace....so beautifully shabby!!
    You did a wonderful job on the ottoman even you don't think so.

    I love the bed. It went with the little cottage perfectly.

    You can always work on a purple rose cottage, purple rose chair. purple rose planters, ....lol

    Happy Crafting
    Tracie

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hello Caroline! What an adorable works You have made! I love every piece. <3 The chair is beautiful. The pocket on the side is wonderful idea. Thanks for tutorials. :)
    Have a lovely day!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Hello Caroline! What an adorable works You have made! I love every piece. <3 The chair is beautiful. The pocket on the side is wonderful idea. Thanks for tutorials. :)
    Have a lovely day!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hello Caroline! Your furniture collection is really awesome! It is such a girly, feminine and oh so romantic Collection of lacy Confection! What better way to furnish your marvelous cottages but with some equally unique and signature pieces that are shabby and so chic and so totally Perfect!

    elizabeth

    ReplyDelete
  17. What is nice and what a work Yes such a hobby costs an awful lot of time but you see it hugs Danielle

    ReplyDelete
  18. These are completely stunning, Caroline... I often find miniature armchairs very disappointing, but this one looks as though one could just curl up in it with a favourite book. The roses on the bed and pillows are exquisitely done, and the bistro chair is adorable... Bravo!!
    Alison xx

    ReplyDelete
  19. I really love your furniture, gorgeous style. I had already admired it in your Etsy shop.
    Geneviève

    ReplyDelete
  20. Hi Caroline Your furniture is gorgeous. I love the romantic armchair. Your bed is stunning and the pretty beautiful bedding is perfect for it. Thanks for the links.
    Hugs Maria

    ReplyDelete
  21. La cama es realmente preciosa, me encanta, aunque no me importaría pasar una tarde de lectura en ese sillón. Gracias por el link del tutorial

    ReplyDelete
  22. Me encantan, una maravilla de trabajo me gustan las dos cosas tanto la cama como el sofá, han quedado perfectos.
    Un abrazo.
    Yolanda

    ReplyDelete
  23. Привет!
    Как мне нравится ваш стиль! Такой нежный, романтичный. Роспись на кровати!!! Это прекрасно! Очень нравятся кресла и стул!
    Объятья
    Татьяна

    ReplyDelete
  24. I tuoi mobili e la biancheria sono molto romantici e la poltrona è deliziosa e romantica!
    Un abbraccio, Manu

    ReplyDelete
  25. Hi Caroline
    your chairs look wonderful! I really like the lace too it gives the chair a warm homely look! you are really just buzzing along there Missy it's been so hot here all I want to do lay around like the dogs. you should see my kitchen table it's a mess but I'll get to it sooner or later. are you going to make a table to go with those bistro chairs? you really should I'd love to see what you come up with!

    Hugs
    Marisa

    ReplyDelete
  26. Your chair and bed are very romantic.
    Hug, Faby

    ReplyDelete
  27. The chairs are so beautiful! You have a very beautiful taste =)
    Hannah

    ReplyDelete
  28. Hoi Caroline,
    wat ziet dat er weer prachtig uit geweldig mooi.
    groetjes Marja

    ReplyDelete
  29. They are so gorgeous!! I just love the chairs...
    Hugs, Candy:)

    ReplyDelete
  30. HOLY MOLY!
    How awesome!!!! I'm glad you came by yesterday.
    you really need to come to the party. You create whole worlds of make-believe that everyone would love to visit.

    ReplyDelete
  31. They are beautiful and comfortable furniture and I like that romantic touch. a hug, Marisa

    ReplyDelete
  32. Just love all your new furniture. I would love a big version of that chair!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Gorgeous work, Caroline. I could look at your furniture all day. I'd love some RL pieces like this--they look sooooo comfy! xo Jennifer

    ReplyDelete
  34. I am sure you have some red roses on a past cottage.....or
    you are just gonna have to some Christmas Fairies house...or cottage with rose or blush....burgundy that's still red LOL I want more to see you magical homes..

    ReplyDelete
  35. O.k.....you know I am swooning over your gorgeous chair here! Oh my it is amazing! I love each choice you have made in your design. Perfection!!! The ottomon too!
    And that bed...and all the bedding...o.k. now I have to figure out what is even more than swooning! These are stunning!
    Hugs,
    Terri
    Hugs,
    Terri

    ReplyDelete
  36. Hi Caroline, I absolutely understand why your furnitures are so popular, they are adorable!! Don't know if you remember me, I'm back in Blogland after a long break.
    Hugsy, Jannet

    ReplyDelete
  37. Hola Caroline
    Me habia perdido esta maravilla.
    Tu estilo es tan personal y fantastico, que en cualquier sitio podria saber que el trabajo es tuyo, me encanta.
    besitos ascension

    ReplyDelete
  38. It is remarkable blog. I wanted to learn such type of the things that I have got from here at one platform. Thanks. this website

    ReplyDelete