Sunday, May 10, 2009

Cellarette Redux


Some months ago, I built a little cellarette from a kit. As I mentioned in my previous post, I wasn't altogether happy with the way it turned out. I spent a little time recently reworking the piece and like it a lot more now.
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First, I added some higher-quality hinges to the lid so it would open and close without binding. Then I added a lock to the front and built and installed a divider in the main compartment, similar to those I've seen in pictures of real-life cellarettes.

I beveled the top ege of the lid for an overall less boxy appearance. This little detail isn't very noticeable from a distance, but I think it makes a big overall impact nonetheless.

I found these adorable little casters (the wheels really turn!) and added them to each leg.

Finally, I lined the drawer with green "leather" (actually, just some scrapbook paper I have in my stash).

I think it looks a lot more realistic now, and that's one of my main goals in my miniature endeavors. What do you think?

9 comments:

Amanda S. said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE the casters!!! The lock is cute as well. I think you turned this into a really cute piece.

MiniKat said...

Hi there! I just found your blog via Deb's. Wanted to tell you how great everything looks. :-)

Love the casters on the cellarette too. The beveling is also a great touch.

Marlene said...

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Ara said...

Wow - this is great! Not to mention your floor is gorgeous! Is there a way to follow your blog? I am new to blog world and sometimes buttons elude me :) Thanks!

Texas Belle said...

Hee! You and me both, Ara. The way I follow blogs is to sign into Blogger, then go to the blog I want to follow. At the top, there is a button called "Follow Blog" or something like that. I just click on that and that takes care of it. There's another way to do it, too, but it's more complicated. I like the easy way!

Sabiha Barkey said...

Thank you for follow my blog!

I want to say WOW!!! perfect,I love all the mini's you make,it is amazing!

Regards,Sabiha

Ara said...

Ok - I figured it out! Thanks Texas Belle :) I am from Texas too BTW! Let me know if you ever display this anywhere when you get it done - I will soooo be there :) -Ara

Sans said...

I am not sure if you read my comments on my post about carpet. Just to let you know that I have rug patterns (mini cross-stitch) if you ever want to start one. Just email me and I can send them to you :).

I have also given you a Butterfly Award and if you fancy, you can collect it at my blog. Day 65. Catch you again soon :). You know I love this cellarette right? :D

MiniMadWoman said...

What a pretty piece of furniture! You did a fantastic job and it's something to be proud of! Well Done!