Recently, I made this apothecary table out of bass and balsa wood. Polymer clay is still my first love, but I thought I might branch out a little…by trying my hand at miniature furniture. My dollhouse needs some furniture, and after all, necessity is the mother of invention. I loved making these so much that I now have them available for custom orders in my Etsy shop.
To find a design I liked, I looked through some life size furniture plans. When I found one I prefered, I just modified and converted it. You can try this yourself by dividing measurements by 12.
The basswood top boards were the best part of the project. After sanding, dinging them up a little, and applying stain, the table really popped and came to life. It made it look like it had a story, just like Phoebe said on the Friends’ ‘Pottery Barn’ episode. I was hooked on these style tables (and Pottery Barn) after watching that show!
And the knobs are just tiny jewelry findings that I painted! I’m in love with this table! ❤
Another favourite of mine, is lavender. Nothing is more English garden, to me, then some welcoming lavender by the home’s entrance. So I made a pot for my dollhouse porch. I adored it so much I made 3 more!
They are actually very easy to make and can be made in an afternoon. A tip for realistic dirt: used coffee grounds!