Monday, January 21, 2019

Project: Furniture 1:6 Scale (Part 1)

I always have trouble finding 1:6 scale furniture, but quite by chance I came across this piece which I thought would be perfect for my smaller dolls. It's laser cut and comes as a flat pack, which you assemble and paint. The cushions are not included, you have to make them yourself. 


If you go to Fairy Meadow Miniatures website, you will find quite a few furniture kits in this size, all of which are reasonably priced at under AU$20. I thought this sofa was good value at just AU$12.95 plus shipping. I have since ordered the dressing table, chest of drawers and swing mirror.


The directions to make the sofa are really easy to follow, and there are step by step pictures included. In case you're wondering about the elastic bands on the top corners, I used them as clamps and it worked! Hubby's clamps were too big and bulky.

I did two coats of Jo Sonja Acrylic paint in Titanium White, then a top coat of grey, sanding lightly between coats. I mixed the grey colour myself by using equal parts of JoSonja's Titanium White and Folk Art's 442 Baby Blue, with a dash of 661 Metallic Sequin Black and I am really happy with the colour.


Using hubby's mouse sander, I gave the sofa the shabby chic look I was after. Now all I have to do is make the cushions . . . once I find the right material.

Do you have any projects you'd like to share? I'd love to see them!
Big hugs,
X

22 comments:

  1. That looks great!! I'll have to check out that website! No projects here's at the moment, but I always have them in my head and there's always a long list, LOL.

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    1. Thanks Farrah, I have really enjoyed making this and am looking forward to making more. Perhaps this might be your year to tackle some of that long list? :)
      Big hugs,
      X

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  2. That's lovely. If you do more stuff like this bulldog clips work great as clamps if elastic bands won't work.
    I won't order from Fairy Meadow anymore. Every order I've put in to them has been stuffed up and they've been particularly unhelpful when told about it.

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    1. Thanks Rachael, I didn't have any bulldog clips, but the elastic band worked well.
      Oh dear that is a shame, I have found them very professional, quick to post and respond to my questions.
      Big hugs,
      X

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  3. No ongoing project, sadly... But your sofa looks great! I can't wait to see it in full glory, with some cute cushions :)!

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    1. Thanks Chiriann, I finished the cushions today, so will reveal the full set in a few days. Maybe this may inspire you to begin a project of your own. :)
      Big hugs,
      X

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  4. It's looking great so far!!! I love kits, it's so much fun! My brother was in a workshop where they had laser cutter so he cut for me some things I've used for my dioramas, but since I didn't want to abuse too much it was just smaller things.
    I can't wait to see how it turns out in the end, you have great taste so I'm sure everything will look delightful. Are you getting ready for a diorama?

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    1. Oh you were lucky Alejandra, I don't know anyone with a laser cutter. :( Still you were right not to push your luck, after all we need to keep our siblings happy.

      Things have been progressing nicely. Thank you 💖 now I'm blushing. Oh you know me too well, yes for my other blog. :)
      Big hugs,
      X

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  5. Hello! Thanks for the link to Fairy Meadow Miniatures! Great stuff there! And the sofa are looking nice! Hope you find the right material for the cushions! Hugs!

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    1. Hey you're welcome Niina. Already did, this morning I found just what I needed in my stash and the cushions are done. :)
      Big hugs,
      X

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  6. That looks great! And the kit is so much more affordable than I usually expect kits like this to be, so that's brilliant! :)

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    1. Thanks JS. Yes much more reasonable, the price the laser cut furniture is on Etsy is ridiculous and once you add the shipping it's just not worth it. I don't know what the shipping is from Australia to the USA, but I still think it would have to be a better buy.
      Big hugs,
      X

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  7. Hi Sandi,

    It looks great and also a lot of fun for someone who likes crafts. Sure it will look amazing once it's done, can't wait to see it.

    Greetings ^^

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    1. Hi Lily,
      Thank you, yes it was a lot of fun to put it all together. Well I have just posted the rest. :)
      Big hugs,
      X

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  8. It's already looking great so it will be wonderful with cushions. :)

    I wish I have sofa like this for my girls. :)

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    1. Thank you. Perhaps you could order one yourself Joanna. You would probably have a completely different approach to how you decorate it and it would be lovely to see. :)
      Big hugs,
      X

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  9. This sofa looks really good, you have got the colour just right.
    I hope you find fabric for the cushions soon, as I'm looking forward to seeing it all completed and your dolls using it :)
    Big hugs
    Sharon xx

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    1. Oh I'm pleased you like it, you have good taste and I can rely on you to pull me up if I'm on the wrong track. :) Found the fabric in my stash.
      Big hugs,
      X

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  10. Oh gosh, thank you for sharing this amazing shop. I think I will have to get the sofa too! Love it when there's Australian companies who do this. Overseas shipping has become such a headache.

    Really love what you have done with your sofa so far. Can't wait to see it done.

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    1. You're welcome Alasse, I am ordering more myself, but not until next week. I'm spending my pocket money on myself this weekend ... nails and foot pampering. :) Just wish they did more in this size though.

      Thanks, I shall look forward to seeing what you do with yours.
      Big hugs,
      X

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  11. The sofa is looking great!! I went crazy drooling over that website, those items and props are so amazing!!!

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    1. That's how I felt when I first saw all that 1:6 furniture Mel. I'm so happy I found them. 😉
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      X

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