I'm showing off a project that isn't exactly complete today. Gina's Designs Lasercuts asked me if I wanted create a sample for their new Miniature China Cabinet and of coarse I said "Heck yeah!"
Cute, right? Here's a peek before being all gussied up.
The size is is 5" x 7" but it 'feels' larger. The shelving space is massive and if you were putting very teeny weeny things inside you might just be able to add an extra shelf or two. It IS larger than most mini-hutches I've come across, but I think people who aren't comfortable with teeeeeeny tiny might appreciate the extra space.
The ornamental scroll-ish bits I've adorned this with are made with Paperclay from this Silicone Mold - Architectural Flourishes. The little lock on the bottom cupboard doors is a Prima Shabby Chic Metal Door Lock. For the feet I've used 12mm Wooden Drawer Pulls stacked with a 3/4 Inch Wooden Wheel.
As for the hinges, well I used what was on hand and it wasn't perfect. You'll want to find hinges that swing freely and attach with very short screws. Trust me... use the screws. Depending on the size of your hinges, you'll need at least two for each top door and one for each bottom door for 'larger' hinges or three for each top and two for each bottom if you can find some great tiny ones.
And now comes the fun part: filling it! I do have an inkling what will be placed in my cabinet... but my plans seem to have a mind of their own lately so I'll keep it a bit of a secret before showing off the finished piece.
What would you fill this tiny cabinet with?
Miniature China Cabinet
Silicone Mold - Architectural Flourishes
Prima Shabby Chic Metal Door Lock
12mm Wooden Drawer Pulls
3/4 Inch Wooden Wheel
This is soooooo cute. I think I would fill it with thimbles.ReplyDelete
Nice work. The scrolling work really lifts the whole dresser.ReplyDelete
I ask you, who doesn't love miniatures and you certainly are the master!!ReplyDelete
Can't wait to see it finished, it's a lovely piece.ReplyDelete
This curio is fabulous. When the configuration pieces were introduced, I went crazy buying mini tea services, ceramic animals, etc. to fill the nooks and crannies. This would be a great piece to store those little treasures. But, do your embellishments and craftmanship come with the purchase? The "some assembly required" looks a little challenging. ;-)ReplyDelete
Ok, this is really cute! I love it!ReplyDelete
This is awesome!!! I am definitely going to have to purchase at least one or two of them!! I have tons of ideas racing through my head and can't wait to get these!!ReplyDelete
This is absolutely gorgeous. You blog is full of lovely thingsReplyDelete
You do so much itty bitty work--do you have recommendations for hinge sources? The teeniest ones I've found cost a ridiculous $9. The next size up, are far more reasonable, but leave too large of gap between the two pieces.ReplyDelete
As always I love each and every piece you make. You continue to inspire me every week--especially the things you have created for Alpha Stamps.