I put up two shelves in the castle kitchen today. I had actually bought them, ready made, in Toronto last week -- it seemed a bit extravagant, buying something I could make so easily, but they were very cheap and already done. which was strangely appealing. I shaved a bit off the edges, since I LOVE the way the irregular wood looks in the kitchen and pantry and don't want to spoil it now with something too perfect :) I brushed on a weak solution of water and burnt umber and stuck them up with Quick Grip glue.
I'm still working on the giveaway - should have something to post very soon ...
This blog chronicles the adventures of a group of Canadians building a 1:12 scale medieval or Tudor dolls' house or dolls' castle. We're also working on a William and Mary era dollhouse circa 1700, featuring Jacobean, Carolean and Queen Anne furniture. Dollhouse aficionados, those who enjoy making or sharing doll house miniatures, and people who enjoy sharing crafts with children may enjoy the adventures of this group.
I built the background image of this site using some of the fabulous work from Vintage Retro Grunge. The "Green Man" reproduction medieval tile on the bottom right is by Kate Tiler. The other two, the griffon and the happy little creature (possibly a lion with a bagel?), are both by Pataki Tiles.