Well, this week she had one that I couldn't resist.
I decided to do this in 1:48 scale as this is my favorite scale. I knew this meant adjusting to what I could use.
I started on the chairs. I decided I would use the BPF (brown plastic furniture) for my chairs and table. I knew I could paint them to get them close enough for my personal taste and preference. I didn't really want to build the chairs from scratch per her instructions. I also decided to paint as with BPF often there are imperfections not to mention using paper to wrap something not perfectly square would be beyond tedious.
Here are the steps I took to complete my version of her darling scene.
Work in progress...
- Pre-step, clean up existing BPF from previous use (remove paint by scraping and soaking). Skip this step if you are using unused BPF.
- I used a craft knife with a sharp tip and blade to clean up the extra flashing that is sometimes present in BPF. Next use files and sandpaper to sand smooth any rough uneven spots that can't clean up with craft knife. Use sharp scissors on edges to remove the fuzz caused by sanding.
- I cut the top and bottom rung from my chairs. That was a mistake. I was working from memory on this project at this point and I should have keep the bottom rung instead.
- paint solid red. Then using a 10/0 liner or smaller brush I painted lines on the chairs.
- I used the heart back graphics provided on Joann's blog. I reduced them so they were 5/16" wide. I attached mine to the middle rung that I left.
- I also printed out the graphics for the seat cushions. Mine are smaller than the seat, but I am ok with that. I used white fun foam to make the cushion. I trimmed it to fit the seat and then carefully sliced the foam in half for each seat. I glued the printie onto the cushion.
The black base is a 2 x 2 inch acrylic box base that a glass ornament came in.