Tuesday, June 5, 2018

White Cottage and Teaching Myself How to Create Furniture

Hi everyone, I just wanted to share my latest little house I'm calling the White Cottage which I completed in about 5 days and over 30 hours of work.  Its made out of heavy duty cardboard and I was inspired again when I should be taking a break from creating, but once again I thought I cant sit still I have to create something.  Plus a couple weeks before I tried my hand at making some wing back chairs.  I was inspired by a white wing back chair that is pictured below.  So I made a rough pattern from it and did my best to teach myself how to create my own chairs, plus attended 1 couch, which was my first attempt.  I think I enjoyed making them even though I think I can build a house quicker than I can build a chair lol.... but I am always in a hurry, and was able to create a chair in about  1 1/2 hours.  Not to bad, if I would dedicate more time I think I could get better.  But I'm not sure if I'm a furniture builder, it wasn't as fun as creating a house.  I hope you all enjoy the pictures.. Have a Wondeful Month.  Stan.

The white chair was the inspiration chair I thought I would attempt to create.  The floral chair is the first attempt, which I had a hard time on the arms and it turned out more of a fantasy looking cottage chair.  The checkered chair was my second attempt.  

This floral chair was my third attempt which I really liked the line. and I simplified the arms. The chair on the far left which is below which was the hardest since I used an old curtain for material and the material was 3 times as thick, which was way to hard to glue and shape.  
This was the hardest attempt since I used to heavy of material.  I had no legs around so I found some beads and glued together.  

My first attempt at making a couch that matched the lines of the wing back chair.  Its far from perfect, but I have adjusted the pattern I made, but now out of energy and inspiration to create another one.  At least I know I can always build my own furniture to furnish my houses I build if I ever need to.  


  1. Wow! Both house and pieces of furniture look stunning. Fantastic work!
    Hugs, Drora

  2. You certainly HAVE been busy Stan! The white house looks as though it may live close to the water judging from the landscaping and the robin's egg blue of the interior walls which I find really Charming! I can't get over how quickly you are able to construct each of your Marvelous Homes. You always manage to incorporate the Most Interesting Architectural Features in your structures and this one is no exception. I love the roof line with the bracket supports and all those windows!
    Your aging is SUPERB and as for your chairs; I think that you are onto something- Well Done! :D

  3. Hey, great job on the house and especially the chairs!

  4. its a beautiful house, the chairs and sofa don't have to be perfect after years of use and abuse most furniture isn't perfect if you have a cat chances are they've scratched up one of your chair legs