Maybe the reason I like working with the tiny furniture so much is because you can paint an entire dresser in less than five minutes. It’s really kind of fun working in miniature. I suppose that is only part of it though, the other reason is that I still like to play with toys. One of these days I will have to share my dollhouse with you. Yep, I have one. My dad made it. But that is for another day. For today, I am sharing the mini-dresser. I gave you a sneak peak of it sitting on the top of this dresser …
See how tiny it is? Here is a close up.
I bought this at a lunchtime garage sale for a whopping $1. Really, who can pass that up?
I decided to paint it in a custom MMS milk paint mix. I was going for Robins Egg blue using a recipe from Miss Mustard’s milk paint blog. I feel like the color turned out a bit darker than I wanted. Mr. Q tells me that this because I painted something so small, something about it tricking the eye. On a bigger piece, this color would look lighter. Apparently when it comes to color, size does matter!
It’s still a cutie though. I added a little Tim Holtz rub-on to the top drawer. Am I the only one here who loves Tim Holtz? It goes back to my scrapbooking hobby.
For now I decided to keep this tiny dresser. I think it will be sweet on a shelf in my crafting room. Plus it will be great for organizing some bits and bobs. Next time, I must return to painting the full sized stuff though.
One last note, since we’re talking about how size matters here, I did some research into why my pictures were getting fuzzy on the blog. I found out that something about the way that WordPress automatically re-sizes photos to fit on a blog makes them fuzzy (I’m sure there are technical details here that I am missing), but basically if you re-size the photos yourself before loading them, the fuzziness is reduced. So, I’m giving that a try. Hopefully I’ll see some improvement!