So what do you do when you’ve taken the day off work to swim and hike but the rain rolls in? You “dollhouse” of course!
I got the call from my mom the other day informing me that Dollar Tree had wooden dollhouse furniture so naturally I jumped in the car and headed to my nearest store and purchased all they had.
One of my finds was this sofa table that I decided to convert into a farm sink for the Linfield Kitchen. First, I sketched on the top where I wanted the sink positioned.
I then poured white paint into the sink instead of painting with a brush because I wanted it to look more like a porcelain sink than wood. I rotated the sink in all directions to spread the paint. I then held it upside down to allow the excess to drip out. As I allowed this to happen, I tamped the sink lightly on a scrap board so that drips would not dry around the sink rim.
Once the inside paint was set well enough, I lightly pressed the sides of the sink into a puddle of paint. Then I sat it aside to dry…and this took a VERY long time.
I had a small sink faucet that I attached to a long metal bead to make it taller. I constructed the knobs using flat head pins and white glass beads.
At this point my sink is nowhere close to being dry. So I began constructing the scene. I started with a bowl of pancake batter. I partially filled the bowl with ivory paint. I then sprinkled talcum on top. I the took the tiny whisk and swirled it around a bit and left to dry.