Monday, July 27, 2020
The Beginning of the Farmhouse
Since this house is going to take me some time to complete I will be posting other projects I have done along the way. For the next few posts I will be focusing on the farmhouse. Even though I am just beginning I have already realized just how little I know about stick building. Obviously along the way I will be adopting "the Marilyn way" (flying by the seat of my pants) to accomplish these tasks. However, whenever possible I will be drawing, designing and making mock ups because that's how I do things.
This is the interior ground floor of the living room and den. Yes, I know it looks weird but as a child I liked the fact that I could look through the railing of the stairs into the den because we had our Christmas tree there. You just never knew if you would catch Santa at his work.
It probably seems like an odd way to start building but it makes sense to me. Kinda scary I know. At this point I was waiting for some wood to arrive from the Northeastern Scale Lumber Company. With my spare time I decided to start making some of the interior furniture and appliances. This, of course, was before I decided to do a blog. I do not have before, during and after pictures for some of these. For the living room chair I followed Kris from 1 Inch Minis blog. She is so talented. I then just expanded the dimensions of the chair to make the couch.
I made the stove next from a picture of a vintage 1950's stove. This was one of those "fly by the seat of my pants" projects. Thanks to my older brother who was able to give my some direction.
The next project was to make the fridge. Again I circulated pictures of 1950's fridges to my siblings who helped me pick out the closest one. Again my older brother not only new the look of the fridge but also the make. That really helped.
I am going to try and post every Monday from here on. So until next week "happy mini-ing" everyone.