Sunday, October 14, 2012

Building a China Cabinet! Or... Trying To...

OH GOSH TODAY. Today. Today. Today. 

The weather stunk and I was in a funk. I started building a china cabinet yesterday because I decided that I need some furniture for my displays... Well here is the china cabinet. I will just show you guys pictures and talk at the end of the post.

OH! Did anyone else's page-views for your blog START OVER? I glanced at mine a minute ago and it said I had 2 page-views for all time. 2 PAGE-VIEWS. Anyways... on the the cabinet.

There's some detail shots....

Andddd here is what it looks like. ERGH. I DO have to say... I am proud of myself for this to be my first try, but I don't even feel like adding on the doors and the drawer to the lower part. I enjoyed building it, but it is not as clean looking as I wanted. And I apologize for the gloomy pictures :( It was cloudy outside and I try to use natural lighting for my pictures... so this is what I got today :C

Tomorrow I am working on miniature foods again! Well... sorta. I want to continue making some more jack o'lanterns and I also want to get some more candy made.

Oh! I have been looking at some House of Miniatures kits online and they look really nice! Does anyone have any suggestions about which kit (or kits) I should start off with? I would really like to have some furniture built for my displays.

Well that's all for today!


Here is a white squirrel I saw the other day! Hahaha!

Have a blessed day!


  1. Your cabinet looks awesome!

    Love the white squirrel, I think they are rare.


    1. Thank you! It is giving me some troubles! lol!

      And yeah! We went to an area in NC where (for whatever reason) there are more white squirrels? lol. I am so glad I got a picture of one, though! :D

  2. Holy cow, I've ever seen a white squirrel before :O

    I have a big stack of HOM kits to make, but have only built a few so far. They're like anything mini, take your time and you'll be happy with the results.

    1. I hadn't either before this! It was SO cool!

      And thanks for the HOM advice! I will try to be patient. lol. Try. :D

  3. I like your cabinet, it turned out really well I'm going to try and kit bash a few things that I got from the dollar store (thanks to you kind sir, you were the one who posted that they had such things and for only a dollar..thats in my thanks again)

    We were busy this weekend with the yard.(thats what happens when you plan on playing with your gets in the way)

    you should make more cabinets for other seasons Thanksgiving is coming up ya know

    Marisa :)

    1. Thanks so much! I am happy you managed to some your hands on that furniture at the dollar store!

      I will certainly keep making furniture like this! My only hope is to keep getting better! :D

      Thanks, Marisa!


  4. Hi Blake. Love your shelf..amazing for a first try! I can't even cut a straight line! The pieces you saw and liked on my blog are made from pulling apart and re-positioning pieces of crappy $1. hutches I get at my local craft store. I tried to make a settee but I hate it! Really wish I could learn more about making furniture..there's just so much to do and learn concerning mini's that I get lost in different projects instead of excelling at one or two. Really just want to get better at my food though..just wanted to say Hello and show you some take care till next time sweet cheeks! Mini hugs!

    1. Thanks, Natasha!

      I do the same with mini projects! Mini foods, dolls, furniture, plants, dollhouse... there are just SO many things to work on! It is very easy to get lost in a mini world! Haha!

      Thanks, again!