Popular tutorials

by brae  

Here is a recap post of the more popular tutorials I've done.  I thought this might make it easier to find than searching each time, though this is definitely not a complete list of all the tips and tricks on my blog.  :]  Unfortunately, some suppliers from my older posts are either no longer in business or the links have gone dead.  :\

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Potbelly stove with lighted embers (part one, two and three)

Homemade shrubbery

Miss Lydia Pickett Cottage Clock in 1:12 scale (there are six parts ending here, but you can click back through the links at the beginning of each post to see the full process)

Setting hinges - Watson Mill

Enamel tabletop - Watson Mill (part one and two)

Circle library - Watson Mill (part onetwothreefourfivesix and seven)

Security gate - The Brownstone (work in progress)

Photographing minis without a roombox

Staining and painting unfinished/bare wood furnishings - covering glue marks and uneven grain

Antique wall phone - Ye Olde Taxidermist

Abandoned bathtub - Milo Valley Farm (there are three parts ending here, but you can click back through the links at the beginning of each post to see the full process)

Realistic tree - Ye Olde Taxidermist (adapted from a tutorial by Connie Sauve)

Tree structure and bark (part one, two, three, four and five)

Mini paperwork, checks and invoices

Photos in a sleeve

Making a custom door - Otter Cove (there are four parts ending here, but you can click back through the links at the beginning of each post to see the full process)

Brick and wood beam walkway

Turnaround staircase

Spiral staircase - Walnut Bay Light

Turning wood into concrete - Walnut Bay Light

Easy paneling - Walnut Bay Light

Finishing a French knot rug

Hummingbird shower - The Artist's Studio (part one, two, three, four and five)

Wood stove - The Artist's Studio (there are six parts ending here, but you can click back through the links at the beginning of each post to see the full process)

The leaf deck - The Artist's Studio (there are eight parts ending here, but you can click back through the links at the beginning of each post to see the full process)

Sunflowers

Flickering jack-o'-lantern - Haunted Heritage

Stone spiral stairs - Aero Squadron Lounge

Autumn leaves (part one and two)

Merry scarecrows

Cutting egg carton bricks with links on finishing

Perfect mitred baseboards

Heat registers - Haunted Heritage (adapted from a Kris Compas tutorial)

Stone fireplace - The Haunted Heritage (part one, two, three, four and five)

Fancy parlor floor - The Haunted Heritage (part one, two, three, four, five, six, seven and eight)

Working pocket door - Haunted Heritage (post one, two, three, four)

Weathered wood (part one and two)

Saltwater aquarium - Baxter Pointe Villa

Punchneedle tips and tricks

Fitting Houseworks components - when doors and windows are too thick for dollhouse walls

Fixing gaps in purchased doors - when light shows through the edges around the door

Rusted tin roof - Baslow Ranch

Old worn out mattress - Baslow Ranch

Flipping the opening direction of a Houseworks door

Mini magazines

Working café shutters - The Newport

Hard wiring table lamps with faux outlets

Scratch built table lamps

Wood porcelain sink - The Newport

Faux crochet afghan

Sponge sofa

5 comments

Comment from: Marilyn H [Visitor]
For the tin roof you did, was it this? Silver Cricut Adhesive Foil I'm making a sheet metal roof for my hunting cabin and was going to use aluminum flashing and a paper crimper, but this might be better. Thank you for all the links! They will be most helpful. Marilyn
09/06/18 @ 13:42
Comment from: brae [Member]
I don't know if the Cricut material will be as heavy as the material I used for the tin roof. It might not hold the crimp. The material I used was a pack of 12 metal sheets with an adhesive backing. Each sheet measured 4" x 12" and the pack was very reasonable in price - $5 at Hobby Lobby. It had a lot of body to it, not flimsy.
09/06/18 @ 13:47
Comment from: Samantha [Visitor]
Whoops.. seems I commented on the wrong post.. not sure how I did that.. lol.. but I'll repost here where it was meant to be. This is such a great resource post. Thanks so much for compiling all these links together in the one place for us all to refer back to. :) Bookmarking.
09/06/18 @ 17:17
Comment from: Fran Casselman [Visitor]
I've been with you on this journey for quite a while, but there were still some here that I had missed. Thanks for the look back at all your impressive accomplishments -- and the chance to catch up with those that slipped past me the first time around! Fran
09/06/18 @ 20:22
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you!!! :>>
09/10/18 @ 08:50


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