I love this miniature garden shop. No joke, working on miniatures is one of the best projects I do. Maybe it’s because I can sit and catch up on a fun Netflix series while I create, maybe it’s because the weather has no influence on my ability to work or maybe it’s because it is just simple, freeing and childlike. Don’t we all need a reset button every once and a while? Working on this garden shop is like mini therapy for me.
I want to thank HBS miniatures for sponsoring this makeover, they are truly the best to work with. Friend, you can join me on this little adventure and get your miniature therapy going!!! Miniatures.com hosts the best Creatin’ Contest every year where mini enthusiasts (new and seasoned) all start out with the same miniature structure and then let their creativity run wild. It’s your chance to start on a dollhouse project without the commitment of a full size dollhouse. The kit is inexpensive and all you do is create and then submit pictures by December 16, 2019 for a chance to win. The winner gets $1000 gift certificate to miniatures.com plus a cover photo on their March 2020 catalog. There are multiple other awards as well. I love that you have a deadline because even though this is a leisurely project, a deadline always keeps me focused! I have added direct links to the products I got from miniatures.com in case you want to use them in your project! BTW – you don’t have to use all your products from there for the contest, they are fine with you mixing it up and making your own!
My garden shop is slowly evolving and so far I have finished the basic paint finishes, architectural elements and wall coverings. I’ve also just finished shingling the roof. I love the aged feel it adds to my “old” building. I want this Garden shop to feel like it has lived through years of commerce and seen lots of change and evolution in its days. (see where I started from here and find a list of supplies used prior to this leg of the process)
I started working on the display pieces for the store, like mismatched drawers I will use as display trays. When I re-did my childhood dollhouse it had been passed around the family a bit and returned to me with tons of broken and spare furniture. It’s been great to re-purpose those broken and missing pieces both in the dollhouse and in the store – just like I would in real life.
An old crib painted to hold new merchandise and spare dresser drawers for merchandise trays.
This large display shelf is the perfect full wall display shelf, but would look gorgeous in a dollhouse living room or library as well.
Possibly my favorite new addition is a miniature card catalog that will serve as the checkout counter.
It’s made from a block and the most precious paper I got off miniatures.com. Just cut a chunk of scrap wood, stain it and use Mod Podge to add the card catalog paper to the block! I might add a top and some little feet, who knows!
Next I will work on the garden grounds, I have so much in my head for the yard space!!! The final touch will be the merchandising and I can hardly wait for that.
The worst part of the whole process is every month when my new miniatures.com catalog hits the mailbox and I want ALL THE TINY THINGS! For real, how can things be so cute? They add new products all the time. BTW – you can order a catalog here, and you should, because it’s darling and way better than getting a bill in the mail.🤣📭✉️
I would love for you to join me in this fun project, so tell me…what will your little shed become? Here are the supplies I used:
Miniature Garden Shop Supplies:
Share this pin so others can see this easy way to get started with miniatures!
Connect more here: