Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Rosetta Stone

Like many mini people I am attached like a limpet to 1/12 scale.
Then I saw this 1950-60s Mattel vintage Barbie furniture. After I got it I realized it is Slightly smaller than 1/6 but was too big for my 1/12 houses.

Hence the undertaking of the I House. The lamp is from the Jonathan Adler Collection and originally hot pink. I have two and painted one orange and one black.

Here is the picture in color. Love that '60's Orange. So this is the direction I want to go in for the I house.

                                      Sindy lamp before.

Sindy lamp after with minimodernistas chair. Love change!


Hunky Dory said...

I'm so curious about what kind of paint you use on things like the lamps. Would you mind sharing the info?

My Realitty said...

Usually I use spray paint for plastics, but with the orange lamp I couldn't wait so I used acrylic water color paint from the tube and it made a nice texture and some of the hot pink shows through.
The nice thing about miniatures is...the paint you do buy lasts a long time. :) C

Fabiola said...

Black lamp is fantastic!
Bye Faby

My Realitty said...

Thank you Faby! CM

Shale said...

I love the old Mattel furniture too. It looks great with the new accessories.

My Realitty said...

Hi Shale, Yes wood of any age look so warm. C

Hunky Dory said...

Hi C, thanks for the info. I really appreciate it.

My Realitty said...

May I call you... Hunky? For sure! CM