Spring Celebration

Spring is on its way!  I think we all could use some cheerfulness in our lives right now with everything going on in the world, and what better way than a celebration with minis?  This farmhouse spring roombox was inspired by the new Hobby Builders Supply and miniatures.com March 2020 catalogue.  This project really boosted my spirits in the last couple of weeks, and I hope it brings a bit of sunshine for you too!

The table: Set for a party!  I was so happy with these glass pedestal dishes, they were the perfect size to add moss and Easter eggs.  Remind me of the decorations in the home goods stores here and I was shocked to find them in miniature.  Another surprise was these "value" wine glasses they sparkle in the light and look fantastic.  The table and sunrise tulips are go-tos for me.

But the chairs... they might be the biggest surprise of the project.  When I got them I realized I got the wrong colour, so I decided to paint them with chalk paint and sand the edges.  I love them, it's like they were meant to be!  I'm going to keep this method in mind from now on!

 


After and before, the wood colour is nice but not right for my design.  


The Hutch: The design of the room really came together once I saw the Hayden Buffet Hutch. I already own so many farmhouse appropriate minis, it was really nice to get them out on display. It's the perfect size for a lot of the little vases I own and never really had a spot for.  And it's a great size.  I used the wreath and tulip pails to make it just a bit taller (keep in mind my ceilings are extra tall!!)

Since I had a bit of extra wall space I added some new frames to the side.  I think I might have got a prototype to easily make more in the future!





The side table: with the food!  This farmhouse style table would have been cute with the chairs but I decided I wanted extra space.  I highly recommend the tulip centrepiece in a white vase, seriously impressed.  I'm tempted to buy another in my next order because I like it so much. Which isn't always the case with faux flowers.  But clearly, I have a thing for mini tulips? My collection keeps growing!!

Also, the Easter cupcakes are really nice in person.  I especially like the ones with the grass and egg design.  Very pleased!  And of course, I got another glass jar for this scene... I am constantly collecting mini glass items and I like the way whatever is inside is easily visible.  Will be cute in a bakery too, no?

I'm not sure if deviled eggs are Easter... but they were adorable and they're EGGS.

















Oh and the pot lights! They're 3mm LED's in eyelets.  I'll have to post a tutorial on that soon.


Thank you Hobby Builders Supply and miniatures.com for providing furniture and decor for this scene!
I can't tell you how happy this roombox made me.  I sometimes get very discouraged that I'm not able to make minis quite as fast as I used to.  But everything really just came together for this project and it's been a little bit of cheer despite all the chaos out there now.

I hope you all are healthy and safe.  Sending love to you all!!


Spring Celebration