Master bath cabinet

by brae  

Back to work on the master bath in the Newport.  Here's the view from where I left off.

The original Michael's cabinet (shown in the photo above) I had as a stand-in seemed too country for this more modern bathroom, so that one moved back into my supply stash.  I thought about using a Houseworks bookcase instead, but it was too big and open.  Not everything you keep in a bathroom should be on display.  ;]

So, I put two House of Miniatures kits together to make a custom cabinet: a Closed Cabinet Top (which I left open) and a Hutch Cabinet.

I stained the pieces IKEA antique pine and sealed with Delta Ceramcoat satin varnish before assembly.  I wanted to tie the cabinet in with the vanity (a Mackintosh sideboard) since there was getting to be too much white in this room.  The knobs are jewelry findings painted with Testors flat black enamel.

I left the doors off the top part to have some place to display minis.  :]

I hid a few things inside, too!  I made the towel but bought the other minis.

The towels were made from terry cloth from fabric.com.  I had to fold a few in various ways to figure out the sizes that would fit and look true to scale in the cabinet before gluing them into their final shapes.  The bottles are various types of blanks I picked up here and there (except the Listerine bottle, which I bought along with the toilet tissue).

I found images of product lines I liked online and printed a few labels on white Avery sticker labels (though I still needed to supplement the adhesive with a glue stick for some).  The bottle shapes and colors don't emulate the original products exactly, but I like them!  :]

Here's a better view from the front.

The scrubbies were made from fine tulle also from fabric.com that I sewed together with white thread twisted to form a rope.

If you want to see how impossibly tiny some of these bottles are, just check out the penny on the lower shelf.  That tiny clear bottle has a label that measures 1/8" square.

I love this little guy!  :D

There will be a better setup added in time, but this is where I've started.  There are a few posts on the working café shutters, the bathtub tile surround and the mini eye shadow compact (which you can find in my etsy shop) all made previously.  :]

8 comments

Comment from: Casey [Visitor]

Brae! The kit bash is outstanding! Great work! Love the bathroom. Another freaky happening…..I put together a hutch this morning too…Mine was a Chrisnbon. Great minds think alike?LOL

04/27/11 @ 21:56
Comment from: brae [Member]

That is weird. :] Thanks so much for the encouragement!

04/27/11 @ 22:09
Comment from: Lotte [Visitor]

Thank you for your great pics again! I love to visit here! Your bathroom is adorable. All those details, they are perfect.

04/28/11 @ 00:28
Comment from: cockerina [Visitor]  

Brae thanks, your posts are always a great inspiration!
It reminded me that I have a closet, I also, like yours, that I lay blue paint, and put in the bathroom … great idea! I can show that the towels and bottles of perfume ..
the idea of ??printing on adhesive labels is wonderful! I do not think I had, and I was not sure how to paste on the bottles, without doing damage and smear glue … the problem will center the sticker, but maybe you can find large sizes ..
thank you so much!
kisses from Italy!
Caterina

PS: have you seen my Etsy? I have some beautiful books for sale, made ??with care, if you are interested ..
come see:
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thanks a lot!

04/28/11 @ 02:46
Comment from: Lyssa [Visitor]

I love that you got some time in on your Beast. Casey is right. That kit bash is awesome. Looks perfect in there. :)

I can’t get over all these tiny accessories you have and make!!!

04/28/11 @ 07:11
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thanks so much, everyone!

Cockerina - I did have the images centered on the labels but my printer tried to eat the page of labels so they were all over the place. :D I only needed the tiny label portion, so all were usable in the end.

04/28/11 @ 07:29
Comment from: kim [Visitor]

I need to try making some bottles with labels- how smart!! This room is so gorgeous and the new bashed cabinet looks fantastic with the sink. Your work is always so amazing and realistic!

04/28/11 @ 09:50
Comment from: michelle [Visitor]

As always wonderful work! Love the frog too :)
hugs
Michelle

04/29/11 @ 12:34


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