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No design work is done without your input. Why is it today that we sometimes think that working away at little jobs should be easy and without much effort?
I personally think some internet practices have a lot to do with this mentality. We know how easy downloading this or that program is. I think some mental characteristics and habits of online life are definitely carried over into things we do offline and online.
As a result, we look for free everything and today we are seeing more and more that we do finally have to pay our own way online.
I remember a few years ago that you could get more things online for free than you do today. And possibly we do tend to see the internet as easy.
Easy downloads, free ebooks, free recipes, and we are constantly told on more sites than I can list that you can make easy money.
Earning a living online is definitely not easy. Actually it's like all other jobs. It takes time and effort. Especially if you are wanting to sincerely create an honest down-to-earth business for yourself and your family.
Some of that last information above may seem to have little to do with doll house kitchen creation? Not so if you think in terms of the fact that your doll house kitchen will take some effort to realize.
And plus the effort will have to come from you. Fortunately no one else will create it for you. Not unless you do have the money to pay someone else for their efforts. And people do exactly that. They pay someone else to create for them.
Awe but think of all the fun some people are missing!!! It's absolutely exciting to create on your own! Oh I know... I know... not all of us are gifted in design... and neither do I think we should be.
However there are many things that a person can benefit from if they pursue new skills for themselves. I always want to be a source of true encouragement for you, to realize what is hidden within you.
Did you realize you can buy cupboards for your dollhouse in pieces? Just like for your full-sized kitchen? It's true just look at the block of products below and you will see what I mean. I thought this was so creative and exciting when I found them. They do not come in all sizes. I have provided these for people who may be interested. The size is of course the most popular of 1:12 scale.
Can you imagine placing those in your doll house kitchen? Also if you are creative and want a different look. But feel the cupboards only provide a place to start. With the cabinets as the starting structure. Why not finish them just as you would for yourself in your own living environment? Or even create your own pattern for a different scale altogether?
By all means select paint and additions to make them your very own. As well it may be of value to check out Miniature Furniture & Room Settings for ideas and additional help.
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Let's start on that doll house kitchen you've been dreaming of.
We begin with the size...
Now go around your room...
Ask yourself some questions concerning your miniature cooking area....
What Miniature Artwork are you planning to place on walls? Are they present day or antique?
Yes designing your tiny rooms are like playing 20 questions and more, just to figure out in your own mind what has to be done and why and when.
Remember leave no rock unturned. It could lead to problems down the road. And investigating all avenues can lead you to some super designs you never realized you would do. All the more fun for you to discover what these are.
Always stay with the design you begin with. It will help you narrow down your choices of items to purchase or make. This Miniature Victorian Chandelier is just such an example.
If you put your pantry in the future or if it is done with the past in mind always stay with what you choose or make little features fit by making them look like they belong. For instance there are ways to make wood and metal objects appear antique.
There are oh so many interesting and unique doors you can purchase from places like Amazon. Even if they don't have thee door you would like, in the size you want, it could be worth purchasing just to see if you could design your own pattern from it. Just one example would be this Miniature Crossbuck Dutch Door.
You can gain ideas from just about any source. For walls... you can use the same paint you would use in your own home for any wall you want to finish. Then you can also purchase remarkable colors and designs in wallpaper for any in scale size.
Design Tip #10
Wall Designing made Easy
There are a couple things to notice as you draw a wall.
These do not have to be complicated. All the cupboards have to accomplish in most cases, are to "look" like cupboards. Depending on the scale structure you are working in, they may not need a host of detail at all. Who but your dolls will be using them?
The smaller the scale building the less details you can expect of course. Of course our example Miniature Court Cupboard (pictured above) does have detail and what exquisite details indeed. It really is up to you how elaborate you go.
Special Note: As with so many stunning examples of miniature furniture the above mentioned and pictured Miniature Court Cupboard is no longer available.
From books you can learn how to make different appliances or you can purchase your own from places online. Beautiful White and Stainless Cupboards would be great in a full sized eating area. Simply amazing. What treasures will you find as you take a look around.
This is the last category to explore in your doll house kitchen. What pantry, actually would be complete without it. Both in real life or in your dollshouse?
And with this category there really are many amazing items to choose from. Literally people are so creative to have come up with the offerings that they have. For instance there are Party Trays or this Brownies On Pedestal Plate.
And yes these are indeed minis you are looking at. Look real, don't they?
We find the last items that need our attention. These are the small items like dishes or flowers or similar small details such as food that will bring our room to life.
Those picked? Great you are now on your way to having that awesome tiny cook area you have visualized all along.
For a bit of fun in your mini kitchenette take part in this tutorial: Learn To Sculpt A Miniature Breakfast in 1:12 Scale with Betsy Niederer
Congratulations on being so creative with your choices!