Back in January, I saw that the Miniatures.com had posted about the 2012 Creatin' Contest. Now, this is something that I have wanted to try for years. I remember getting my HBS catalog as a teenager and goggling at all of the wonderful entries, wish that I could do something like that. And this year, I decided that I would give it a shot.
So, I bought the kit and accessories and waited patiently until February when the kit would arrive. I plotted out several different ideas for just what to do with decor. And finally, last month, I decided what I wanted to do. Yup, got the kit in February and started building it in October. Man, I am such a dumbass. LOL! What can I say, indecision and procrastination are truly some great friends of mine.
Anyhoo, over the last month or so, I have truly been focusing on this project trying to get it done. I am going for a old factory-turned loft space feel. Here is a look at some of the work and decor going into this thing:
Brick! One thing this house will have is lots and lots of brick. I used the Magic Brik kits for the bricking. Yes, this was the upcoming project that I was testing the brick kits for with the Gardening Shed. I still have to age the brick some, but I love the look.
While this is not the final layout, it does show a number of pieces that I am planning on using. The couch was purchased at Jeepers Miniatures. It has become the jumping off piece for a lot of the decor. The kitchen set was purchase several years ago at Hobby Lobby. I have been dying to use it and now I get the chance. The
Reed Chairs are from CB2, of course. The wooden circle in the center is a napkin ring from Crate and Barrel. I am planning on turning it into a coffee table.
As you can see from the picture, I have not changed the layout much. Still, I do have a few surprises (hopefully) up my sleeves. Thank goodness Thanksgiving and its lovely four day holiday is just a day away. I am going to try to check a lot of things off my list.
Have a great holiday!