As you know, I am going to create an Art Deco house as my entry in the Undersized Urbanite dollhouse contest. I started kit bashing one of the HBS MiniLoft kits, but it wasn't going where I thought it should. I still may use it in conjunction with the piece I decided to use as the basis for the house. Here it is, a mid-size,1930ish radio cabinet.
It needs a lot of work.
The front and inside with speaker still in place:
After I removed the speaker,
You can see how rough the inside is:
From the inside, this is where the front door will be, there will be steps in front and a step-down entryway inside:
This is the dial, which I will incorporate as a work of art, or even as a loft "floor,"
I will use a 1:16 scale in order to have room for this to be a studio or small apartment. I have two other small, radio cabinets from the same period. I think I can add one to this cabinet and still maintain its design "bones" if the second, smaller cabinet becomes the second floor with an outside staircase...maybe. If you have ideas on how to add room to this "house," I will appreciate any and all suggestions. I always give credit for any assistance.
On another note, Cyd, Rebecca, StudioSeven, Debbie and Kyle, assisted me in my quest to determine the "identity" of my new mystery dollhouse. Thank you guys! You all will be receiving a CB2 chair and small elephant footstool in your choice of colors.
GIVEAWAY! There will be another give away on February 20, in order to celebrate the first anniversary of my blog. One of my mother's miniature canvases will be the prize. My mother is a professional artist, and I have used her paintings in several posts. Here is one, bear in mind the colors are much more vibrant in "person."
In order to be eligible for the giveaway, all you need to do is, 1. Be a follower of this blog, and 2. Leave a comment on any post that I put on the blog between today and midnight, February 20, 2013 (starting with this post). My mother will dedicate the painting to you, and the provenance of the painting will include your name.
Many famous artists, including Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray, provided original paintings for inclusion in Carrie Stettheimer's dollhouse. Here is a picture of the art in the dollhouse:
I like to think that my mother's paintings will have the longevity of those works of art.
Wishing you only good things, Neen