Before I could put the roof on the Quarter-inch scale Nob Hill and hook up the electricity, I had to furnish the entire second floor.
I needed to finished the bathroom, bedroom, and room in the front–so here’s what I did.
Bedroom before I put the roof on.
Finished with roof and lights. You can see the front room, which I decided to keep simple, like an extension of the bedroom.
The bathroom is a kit created for this house by Suzanne and Andrew’s Minis. I added the towels, bottles, decals, and plants from my own stash and leftovers from other kits.
A peek at the bathroom through the window.
For the pictures: I search the net for vintage pictures or classic paintings and then size them for the house I need. I measure real pictures and posters and calculate the dimensions (easy for 1″ scale). These are quarter inch scale, and about 1″ x 3/4″ and 1″ x 1/2″.
I line these images up in a Word doc file (inserting each image and making columns), and then print on card stock using my color printer (when it has ink, which it usually doesn’t). I do many of these at a time and keep them in a folder. As you can see, I have more than one copy of the same picture, so if I mess it up, I have a second one handy.
For the frame, I cut pieces of molding that I’ve stained or painted. In this case, since it’s so small and informal, I cut straight pieces of 1/16 inch wood strips, stained them, and then glued them around the picture. For bigger pictures, I will use picture-frame molding and miter the corners or, even easier, buy a frame and size the picture to fit before I print it.
I glue the frames right to the cardstock and then cut it out with an X-acto knife.
This makes for quick and easy art to stick on the walls.
So now the Nob Hill has a roof and lights! Next, I need to furnish the downstairs.