Welcome to a Miniature Slice of Time
Over the years, I have collected odd pieces of dolls house furniture, none of which had any great value, they were just stored in a draw. [The thought as usual, they might come in useful one day.] After distressing some full size furniture of my own, and having some chalk paint left over, I thought I would have a go at distressing some of my unused dolls house furniture, I was very pleased with the result.
I live in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, my main passion is collecting and restoring Vintage Triang Dollshouses. Many of these dolls houses are well past there play by date, some just looking for a lick of paint and a freshen up, others had problems with wood worm and water damage. Each was a challenge and I learnt a few new skills and techniques along the way, like filling a gap made by woodworm with kitchen roll and glue, doing a bit of beam [brass] rubbing with pencil and paper. It was a bit like, make it up as I went along. You can read more about my restorations and collection of Triang Furniture collection at:
I love all things miniature, and admire the talented people who make them. I have had a go at most things, it is amazing how much you learn when decorating a dollshouse, from wallpapering to electrics, from fimo food to miniature hats, I’ve tried them all. The electrics I’ve masters, the fimo food, well I tried, wallpapering not bad, and miniature hats, the mad hatter would be impressed!
So this is it, my next project Distressed, Shabby Chic, call it what you like its painting furniture, and I’m giving it a go …..