Monday, October 3, 2011

Modern Dollhouse: the bare canvas

                                  So this is the frame painted.

The inspiration for this idea came from seeing 1/6 scale Barbie furniture in GREAT design but atrocious colors. 

Such as taking THIS

To this. That's hacking. Mid-century shelf by Amazing miniatures, and black tension lamp from Sindy bought on ebayUK.

Hot pink Barbie Eames chair... Oh Barbie, really?

After, mailer by Delph miniatures.
What I found is the Barbie houses are foreshortened in width and long in heighth as they are made for little girls to hop Barbie dolls around in and arrange minimal furniture, as a lot is painted on the background.
So my first goal is to extend the width of the house.

If you click on her blog post to the right  or here you can see an early Albin Schonherr from post war Germany. Really it shows how the lines for modern houses have changed very little!


Kikka said...

You are so hard-working with these houses...I havent even completed my first one yet

Fabiola said...

I like modern dollhouse.
Bye Faby

My Realitty said...

Me too! Do you ever go on the Flickr group and put Modern dollhouse in explore? It is amazing! CM

My Realitty said...

Kikka, well I have most of the stuff. I LOVE buying cheap Barbie mid century modern item and painting them! C

Kathi said...

Looking good! I was afraid you might use green. My modern house will be green with copper and wood trim. Whew... didn't want to be a copy cat! LOL

My Realitty said...

Green as in the color or green an in the way of life. I love copper.
;). The kichen will be white and stainless duh... bedroom dont'know yet. Love the pool on you blog! CM

Shale said...

This is really looking great. I can't wait for more.

My Realitty said...

Hi Shale, I'm not sure what to do with the roofline. C