Sometimes I get an overwhelming urge to do crafts. No point in lying down until it goes away, I just need to make something. (Note: Mindolton Manor tour will continue soon. I've got to get this craft craziness over first.) This past weekend I had the late winter blues and while I was organizing (read playing in) my dollhouse room I came across a cardboard box marked "Unfinished Kits".
What treasures lay inside! I dug up some paints and tiny paintbrushes and set about finishing a few of the pieces.
First I mixed a green colour that I liked and I painted the wooden pieces.
Then with small brushes and a vague memory of a tole paining class I took decades ago. I decorated the pieces after Tynietoy.
I have never been able to perfect the stain on these wonderful kits so that they look like the picture. Painting them seemed like the perfect solution.
I still need to find a complementary fabric for the chair seats and the bed covers, but that is a project for later.
I am very pleased with how the set turned out.
Who knew I could paint? Certainly not I.
This project was so much fun I am encouraged to try again.
I built these from kits too, but used pieces of a chinese fan as the chair backs, I am thinking of painting the set an off white, maybe with flowers, maybe not. What do you think?
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