Last week when I posted about our upcoming anniversary trip I really thought that I'd have no time for minis. Yeah, right! In the midst of doing all sorts of road trip prep, packing and domestic chores all I can think about are minis! From contemplating paint colors to dreaming up whole new project ideas. I think when my mind is in neutral that's when the best ideas come to life. The kind of ideas that just won't leave you alone...
Before the Saturday "deadline", I played around with some kits in the packaging to see what might work. After I had a rough idea of how the displays and fixtures would fit, I began to make some kits.
I had a couple of these little plant stand kits but it seemed like I needed something a little taller. These were great - just needed a little tweaking..
I cut the two back tabs from the chipboard shelf piece...
Then did a little re-configuring by gluing what was supposed to be the front piece to the back/top of the back piece...
I added some brackets, additional shelving and trim...
And there you have a set of display shelves with much more display space! Once they are painted and filled, I think they will be lovely!
I still have to add some French fru fru and paint but it's a great place to stop before vacation!
Because, while I could have been spending this bonus mini time getting more accomplished on the flower shop, that nagging idea just kept dogging me. It just would not go away! You know an idea really has a hold on you when you are willing to dedicate 45 minutes to reorganizing, labeling and taking inventory on your little trims and moldings.
I started by cutting the floor pieces to 6" x 6". I had 1/8" plywood so I cut two pieces and bonded them together for a little more substantial base.
It wasn't until then that I thought it might be a good idea to put on paper the ideas floating around in my head. You know, with real measurements ans stuff so I'd know how long to cut the pieces?
Once I had dug out the materials and felt a clear direction I got out the saw and wood glue.
Because I am an experienced mistake maker, I made sure the window fit again after the glue was setting up!
The second wall was much easier because there will be no window. Now I just have to find my protractor and figure out how to cut that angled roof beam.
The base needs a little work and I'll get that sorted out before I build the support beam and roof pieces for the other 2 "walls" which will be mostly open. Then sloppy paint and clapboards, some shelving and some cute accessories and maybe this garden shed idea will be done with me!
I will likely post from our travels on the road, but until then, I wish you many mini ideas that will spawn new adventures!
Oh! And, ~C~O~N~G~R~A~T~U~L~A~T~I~O~N~S~ Morgen of Another Tiny Obssession for your third place win in the 2016 HBS Creatin" Contest! I absolutely love Under African Skies! Just brilliant!