Saturday, June 29, 2013

Dollhouse Miniature Ladders

After a much futile attempt experimenting with the antique effect paint as mentioned in my last blog post, I used the traditional method of painting to achieve what I wanted with these 1:12 scale dollhouse miniature ladders.

I started out making the small ones first, and after making four small ones, I felt confident enough to tackle a big one. 

The ladders look simple, but my fingers feel sore and numb each time I complete one. I use a hard sturdy wood for my ladder legs, as I didn't want the whole structure to become wobbly. And because the wood is hard, it makes cutting a whole lot more tedious. I had to hold onto the wood tightly while I cut it to prevent it from slipping. So when I apply pressure onto it for a long period of time, my fingers feel sore. The pain reminds me of how it feels like when I started to learn to play the guitar during my teens. :P

Everything is handmade here. Figuring out the angles on the side and the back were probably the most challenging part for me. I enjoy learning through trial and error, but of course this means some materials went to waste when I made mistakes. :P

I love how the cross back looks by the way :)

I have some ideas to decorate the bigger ladder, which I'm excited. I still plan to make a few more when my fingers are rested a bit more, but it has been really fun.




5 comments:

  1. Precioso me encanta.
    Un abrazo.
    Yolanda

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  2. These ladders are so beautiful! My girls need one for their kitchen. :) Happy week and love to you!

    jacqueline
    http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

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