Saturday, February 25, 2012


This is what is great about mat board, time is invested but not a lot of money.  Not discounting your time, but miniatures do take time and if you don't like what you did you can do it over without spending a lot more money.
Yes, applying a coat of varnish is fine for the sink and at least the edges of the mat board.  Go back and re-read the instructions I address the coating of the edges.  Take a breath and just go back and read, go step by step and slow down.  It's exciting to see this happen, you are creating your own miniature, something to be proud of!
With a blog name like yours I would think you are very well acquainted with chabby chic.  Do you keep note books on things you like?  I do, I go over them all of the time.  Go back and pick something.  You can always re-paint the cabinets.
This is supposed to be fun.  Funny I tell you all that, I would over think, over discuss (with any family member that was in ear shot) worry and just plain get mad over my scenes.  My family would learn to find ways to avoid me during these times.  They would tell me, "I thought this was your hobby and it was supposed to be fun."  "Blah, blah, blah, just tell me what you think!"  They are so happy now that I just make furniture and write the blog.
Really, just relax, it's just mat board.  TTYL  Kris 


  1. c'est super de créer ses miniatures de A à Z. Mais, comme pour beaucoup de personnes, il manque du temps, il faut pourtant en trouver.

    *Prendre le temps de s'asseoir, et enfin, se détendre en créant ;-))*


  2. You're absolutely right! I'm overthinking and over-worrying it! I decided to just go with white base that I'll feather brush some shadowy corners into and a reddish top with pink white and black speckles into. I'll send you a pic when I get it done! This has been such a fun project. It's been like munching on a bowl of popcorn, I just can't put it down! Yes shabby is my love but faux painting is just not my bag! LOL! You're the best Kris! Thank you!

  3. I did it, I did it! Woohoo! My first time ever with matboard. Now on to the Kitchen dresser. Check out my picture on my blog Kris! Thank you so very much for all the hard work you put in to creating and sharing these tutorials. It's so very very generous of you! I had so much fun making this and can't wait to start the mext piece!

  4. Thanks for sharing this. I have gone through your article and really got confidence to do my work regarding furniture. I am gonna paint my old furniture and hope to get good matching for my existing white furniture . Anyway, thanks again for sharing this.