Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Half Scale Dollhouse Custom Stone Fireplace

The other day, I completed the insides of the latest halfscale Buttercup Cottage that a client of mine commissioned me to do. This time, I electrified it so it will have working lights for her.

She wanted this one to look similar to the other stone 1/2" scale Buttercup I did so, I have been shopping around looking for a fireplace that fits this cottage because it runs on the smaller side of halfscale. I wanted the fireplace to be the correct size according to the room space available.  I was hoping to find one that was already electrified with burning embers and fire wood in place but, I found no such thing  anywhere.

I was able to find some really neat 1/2" scale fireplaces from other people. They just were not what we were looking for so I decided to go ahead and make one. Of course, the stones are done from Creative Paperclay  . To create the burning wood fireplace effect, I had to get creative and find the right stuff so it would be appropriate in this smaller scale (wood for logs, correct light bulb to fit inside).

This is what I came up with after 2 attempts.

It's not installed yet because there are a few things I gotta fix (aging the mantle) but for the most part, that is what it's going to look like after it's installed.

That is all for now. I hope to be finished with this halfscale house this week and I will post pictures after my client see the house and says it is completed the way she envisions it. Thank You for stopping by to check out my Blog! Also, I would like to Welcome to my Newest Blog Readers!

Thought Of the Day ~ "When you worry, you go over the same ground endlessly and come out the same place you started. Thinking makes progress from one place to another; worry remains static. The problem of life is to change worry into thinking and anxiety into creative action." ~ Harold B. Walke

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onbeingaminimum said...

I am just about to try and make a fireplace and found you paper clay tutorial very helpful. Thank you for sharing your expertise.

MinisOnTheEdge said...

So glad to be able to help out! That's what our hobby is all about :) I hope you share pictures of your project when you are done.

dalesdreams said...

I saw you post about this. This is so cool, you did a fabulous job.

But, I knew that you would. :)

I love your thoughts for the day, they are quite inspiring, thank you for doing them. :)

MinisOnTheEdge said...

Thanks Dale! Glad you like the fireplace and I'm happy you appreciate the "Thoughts of the day". I'm glad to hear they inspire someone the way they inspire me.