Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Gift Wrapping Sinks While I Dwell On Design

 
This scene started with the brinca dada sink unit. Ever since I changed the sink's faucet fixture, I now fancy myself to be "crafty"--Ha ha! We all know this isn't true but please let the sugar plums continue to dance in my head. Chuckles! I gave the sink unit a new look simply by wrapping it in scrapbook paper that features a wood grain image. To complement its temporary new suit, I also used the same scrapbook paper on the rear wall of the space.  I like the basic design of the sink and want to explore more ways to tweak its look. Anyone else redesign some brinca dada furniture pieces?

While I was wrapping up this sink, I was thinking about the Dwell On Design event that takes place this weekend. I am bummed that I cannot attend this year due to other obligations.  I would love to go and see all the cool modern goods and meet some new folks. Events like these are such an opportunity to see some favorite designs in person, as well as scope out new 1:1 dealers and court folks over to the 1:12 dark side...

The Goods: Sink is brinca dada; Shelving units are ebay finds and IKEA; Stools are Selecta; Living room chairs and ottomans are Plan Toys; Fireplace is AG Minis; Bed is Sirch and some wood samples from the lovely My Realitty; Side table is brinca dada; Dressing table is PRD; Pillows are Minimodernistas; all accessories are Re-ment, PlanToys, brinca dada, Mighty World, TAP plastics, Selecta, PRD and random but common hobby store finds.

10 comments:

  1. You can gift wrap my sinks any time! I love the effect...you really have made it better, what can I say. Did you shoot in low light? I like the mellow tones. What's the room divider? Is it mirrored? Very cool! Are you sure you can't swing a few hours in DoD this weekend?? You can report back for us! ;)

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  2. Greetings! Love the paper and the carmel color of the shots. 1/16 scale? Cheers, CM

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  3. I tell you, scrapbook paper is one of the most versatile materials a miniature enthusiast could ever ask for. It comes in so many weights, colors, patterns and textures, you can use it for just about anything!

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  4. I have Beastie Boys "She's crafty" stuck in my head, although not all the lyrics just the chorus. :P Love the "rapped" effect (sorry cheesy). The lighting is really cool too. Great room as usual. I wish I could make it down to DoD, but no such luck. I hope someone goes and reports back.

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  5. Hey Callsmall!
    Thanks man. Yes, I did shoot in low light. By the time I got around to taking photos, the sun had set so I tilted a lamp, propped it up with my foot and took a few snaps. I'm glad it came out decent. The room divider is a plastic sample from TAP Plastics. Where I work, I noticed that the ceiling of the elevator is made of larger sheets of this grid. It is silver and also comes in a white color. I wasn't able to go to the DOD--boo hoo! (maybe next year...smiles)

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  6. Hola My Realitty,
    Thank you again for the wood samples. They work well as a headboard, yeah? There's a split scale--some are 1:16, others are 1:12. Oh! And one is 1:24 (side table).

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  7. So true, Little Luxuries!
    Since I've started experimenting with the scrapbook paper, I can't seem to get enough of it. I'm also a big fan of the embellishments used in that hobby. Many pieces work well as accessories in miniature structures. I have a whole list of favorite scrapbook suppliers.

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  8. Ha Ha!, Thanks Mini Dork
    I forgot all about that song. Cracks me up and takes me back. I'm so surprised the lighting came out well since I was rigging everything in my typical amateur fashion--ha, I really need to get that photo class and some equipment...

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  9. Hey crafty Lady =0P *waves*

    Lovin' the sink wrap, it looks really effective. How do you always manage to tie in the room so successfully with colour and accessories huh? So wish I had that eye for style

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  10. Hola Pepper!
    Thanks much. You make me blush, man! Chuckles. And--you DO have an eye for style. For me, it's easy to PRETEND there's any trace of style here. Ha ha---I think I get lucky with the end results because everything I buy typically matches. I have a hard time branching out past that whole earth tones and natural woods look---if that is a look...I'm so not worthy. Smiles.

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