Category: "The Brownstone"

Spin cycle

by brae  

The Brownstone will have a mudroom with a washer and dryer, and now I have the perfect set -- a generous gift from Barbara. The set is by Town Square Miniatures, designed by Mary Beth Tumlin.  In the package was a tiny bottle of Tide. I'd never seen… more »

The Brownstone - timber grid stonework, part 1

by brae  

As noted, I forgot to add the stonework to parts of the timber grid as shown in my mockup color study.  I started with thin cardstock templates, each numbered so I could match them up again later.   Instead of using the 3/4" x 1" stones I had been… more »

The Brownstone - timber grid, part 5

by brae  

Continuing work on the timber grid.  The side wall opposite the addition is the largest solid wall in the build.  I used the same technique as the side wall of the addition, with 5/16" x 1/8" grid boards and 1/16" thick filler pieces.   I thought about… more »

The Brownstone - parlor fireplace

by brae  

Awhile back, I mentioned buying a fireplace lot on eBay.  I sold one Sue Cook piece back on eBay and kept four others.  Two from the lot were the same shape with slight coloration differences. They are heavy, well made and have crisp detailing.  The… more »

The Bay Tree - part 3

by brae  

Continuing work on the Bay Tree kit from The Miniature Garden.  I painted the branches a mix of dark grey brown and used a stylus to add a center vein to all of the leaves in the package.  I figured I would curl all of the leaves even if I ended up have… more »

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