1128 Lakeshore Drive
(Michigan City, Indiana Dunelands)
One of my many dream retirement homes. Of course, my retirement won't include stairs, so there are none here. I am honored to have won Second Place in the Small Scale Division at the Museum of Miniature Houses Miniature Show 2002 for this treasure of mine. The many credits to other artisans are listed below. The house is made from a pine boat-shaped cabinet in Flexstone.
I made the kitchen table and upper cabinets; upholstered chairs started as the cheap plastic kind. Floor, ceiling, bricks and wallpaper are printables. The built-in "conservatory" is actually the top of a plastic jewelry box. Kitchen set is painted resin. The light fixture is a berry bead. Plant hangers are jewelry findings. The coffee pot/mixer (depends on how you look at it), is Sculpey and a bead; canisters, vases are beads. Microwave is a printable with many coats of liquid porcelain and Dimension.
In the lounge/parlor I made the burgundy velvet sofa, chair and ottoman from foamcore and a ponytail scrunchy (cheap way to get fabric); tables are beads; cushions made from embroidered ribbon; chandelier, wine sets, punch bowl, floor lamp, and mantle decorations are all beads and findings; fireplace is stained resin; chaise lounge is foamcore and ribbon; floor plants sit in brass beads; marble floor covering is resume paper; walls are embossed ribbon (ceiling is too); magazines throughout house are printables.
The bath is marbled with resume paper; fixtures are from plastic set; floor is a printable. Shower stall is a plastic box; medicine cabinet/mirror, an earring. Ceiling fixture is a bead.
Bedroom walls are moiré ribbons; ceiling is paper ribbon. The bed, dressing table and chair are Sculpey (bed and chair upholstered with silk ribbon, as are doorframe and window treatments); corner dresser is resin; pictures on wall from home decorating catalog; ceiling fixture is an earring; table lamp from beads.
Pool table is resin w/beads for legs; chair and side table. Bar is bashed dry sink from cheap plastic set w/added mirror and trim; desk is oak w/printable books. Table lamp is two beads. Bookcases are printables; floor lamp made from earrings and findings.
The "fires" in both fireplaces are amber colored tri-beads and GOW bulbs.
Resin kitchen set (kit); Resin Fireplace (2nd floor); Resin bedroom dresser and nightstand; Green leather (resin) chair; end table; pool table (bashed); metal pots (painted copper) - Suzanne & Andrew's Miniatures
Most plants and flowers in kitchen; Buffet (2nd floor) -