Monday, January 9, 2012
Lo! A Floor Can Change Its Stripes
I thought changing the striped wood floors to striped carpet floors would be a nice touch for the first post of the new year since many are trying to change their stripes/spots to meet resolution demands. Anyone make a 2012 resolution? I've made some changes but they are all with this blog site. A small nip and tuck to keep from looking like my 2007 self. Nothing grand. Speaking of grand...
Behold the amazingly delicious walnut shelving unit that Pepper made for our swap late last year. The composite pieces can be completely removed or custom arranged. It's beautiful. I love it. It's going in the will, man. Chuckles! This piece was the starting point for this mini scene. The sliding doors inspired the striped flooring selection and then it was on from there.
Can you believe that the wooden "Lo" letters are actually some of the brinca dada blocks? If you visit this blog on the regular, you know that I often use building blocks for my miniature setups. The brinca dada blocks are made of teak and quite interesting. I spent a few minutes playing around with them to see how I might be able to use them for future scenes. There's a tear drop shape that is my absolute favorite piece. To me, it's an ottoman or a coffee table. Actually, there's a lot of seating, table pieces and sculptural elements that can be created from this nifty bag of blocks. Below are the blocks and some of my quick arrangements. I'm sure the rest of you can come up with better configurations.
The Goods: Walnut shelving unit with sliding panels is by Pepper; sofa is MiniModernistas; low wingback chairs are brinca dada; overlap coffee table is AG Minis and brinca dada; console table, striped wooden cube, driftwood sculpture and gray knit pouf ottoman are PRD Miniatures; arc floor lamp is an unmarked swap gift from Call Small that I modified with a perfume cap; Art is Erik Leigh Simmons; Accessories are Mini Dork, X10NY, Bozart Toys, The Hairy Potter, Re-Ment, brinca dada, Lilu by Zuri, Breyer, Irwin, AG Minis, DCWV and Amy Butler