11/19/09

Show & Tell~

Well, I never thought I would get this garage finished... what a lot of time went into this! Anywho, enough moaning & groaning, its finished and I'm happy with it!
Here is the before and after photos.

I created the brick using illustration board. I've blogged about how I made the brick here. I used real grout to set the brick into place. I made a drawer under the garage floor by cutting off a piece of the wood base and adding foam core to create the drawer. Perfect for holding all the odds & ends that the garage is going to be needing. I've managed to pick up all of whats shown in the drawer from garage sales. I used a wheel for the drawer pull~
I used illustration board for the roof as well. I cut 1 inch by 1-1/2 inch pieces using my paper cutter and hot glued that in place all over the existing roof and then just painted it with nutmeg brown paint. For the inside I painted the walls white and used black & white checkered fabric for trim on the walls. Here is the down stairs.....The photo below is the upstairs~ I created the false wall using foam core. Those little cubbies will hold 5 cars.
I printed the car signs off of the web by googling "car signs" The neon sign that says "Hot Rod Garage" was found on a site that makes & sells neon signs, I just printed it out and cut it close to the image and glued it in place. I've still got a little bit more I'm wanting to do to this little garage. The door openings are the perfect size for a hot wheel track to fit inside of... I think it would be so neat to be able to have a car zoom out of the second story window, so I'm needing to make some supports for the tracks. Geeze, I can always think of more to do can't I.... anything to get out of housework!

You can also see more Show & Tells over at Cindy's blog "My Romantic Home" If you have linked to my blog and wish to view more, just click right here!

15 comments:

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

So cute!! I bet that was a fun piece to work on!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

How cute is that! You are doing a great job. Thanks for sharing. I need to work on my minis more often.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

That is amazing. So very cute!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

wow.. super cute house! fun to play with.. any idea when I can move in? heheheh *just kidding* hehehe.. have a good weekend!

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh my gosh!!!! This, my fellow show n teller, is just ONE SUPER job.

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Leann said...

Oh Cheryl

All of the detail and hard work that you've put into this is wonderful!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Leann

Sheila said...

Oh my what work you put in that. It is a wonderful creation. I know so much fun will be had inside.

Kathy said...

Wow...Lots of detail!!! It would have taken me a year!!! Great job, turned out awsome, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Laurie said...

You are amazing, Cheryl! I guess I shouldn't be surprised, after seeing your pirate parties! LOL - I'll do anything crafty to get out of housework, too!

Pam said...

wow, you did such a great job. Looks awesome.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

How cute is that! I love doll houses! Wonderful job! Happy Friday to you.

Blessings,
Sandi

The Quilt Ladies said...

This is beautiful, very nice work ! !

Lora said...

Very cute! I'm just waiting until my daughter is a little older before digging out my dollhouse and redecorating it. I can't wait!

Elyse said...

how cool! you should consider sending this idea to family fun or something!

xo

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

It's fabulous!!!