Bachelor's Chest

by brae  

Here is my more contemporary take on the House of Miniatures Bachelor's Chest.

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I painted it black and sealed it with Delta Ceramcoat satin varnish.  I used mini scrapbooking brads with the tabs cut short for the gunmetal knobs.  Instead of drilling a hole as I would have done for a regular knob, I cut a small slit in the wood with an X-Acto knife to insert the shortened tabs.

I love the pull out shelf especially!  :]

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The plant was purchased; it's made from clay.  The key, coins and hair combs are all laser cut brass and have amazing detail that even the close up here doesn't capture.  I bought a set of the keys at the recent Bishop Show, but the coins and hair combs came from The Dolls House Mall.  I need to paint the coins in more modern currency colors since I know I don't typically walk around with a pocket full of gold doubloons.  ;]  I couldn't believe how impossibly tiny these things are...I had to wet my finger to pick them up since even the tweezers couldn't grab them!


Comment from: craftland [Visitor]
The cabinet looks very nice. So silky. Don't change the colors of the Doubloons, that's a small treasure. Maybe you sew a little pouch for it and hide it in the house!! Or you can tinker a collective issue for coins. &#59;D
05/24/11 @ 14:40
Comment from: brae [Member]
:>> Good idea!! I have more of these, though, enough to make a treasure chest and some modern coins. :yes:
05/24/11 @ 14:44
Comment from: Rosamargarita [Visitor]
Es un trabajo admirable, las asa y el mueble. Un abrazo
05/24/11 @ 19:10
Comment from: Julie [Visitor]
very nice!! i often have to wet my finger, or lick the end of a needle and pick things up with that! LOL
05/25/11 @ 07:18
Comment from: Ann [Visitor]
Love your modernized version of the chest! My mind is boggling over the tinyness of the accessories. Those are the things I'll be afraid to take out of it's packaging.. I'll probably lose them!
05/27/11 @ 12:12
Comment from: Pepper [Visitor]  
Lovin' the Bachelor chest and it's great to see handles in a material other than brass. Great idea. I bought some of those brass etched coins and ended up painting them silver and copper. I left a few in brass to mimic the UK one pound coin. You're right, they are finger licking tiny but have amazing detail =0)
05/30/11 @ 04:47

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