Trish's New Shop Part 2: Doors, Touch Ups and Fixtures


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I haven't had that much time with all the yard work. I finally decided on a lighter blue for the doors with exterior trim in a beige. The contrast with the old brick pattern was still too much, so I washed all the trim and doors with a combo of grey/sealer and water.

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Here you can see the kink in the cardboard on the left side support, one reason not to use cardboard for 1/6 scale buildings.

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Outside, I installed the doors with hinges from the 1.00 boxes from Michaels.  With a little bending they open fully and close flush. Here you can see where the overlap is on the front.
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The white contact paper edge was going to show...so I chose Sharpies to color up the edge.

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The red for the brick and then the silver and gold to antique the edges to blend with the bricks.
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Here is the finished edge, ready to overlap to the door frame.
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This is all the brick paper I have left after fronting the store.
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On the top and bottom of the hole for the cooler, I installed a double width of tracking. (This is plastic channel originally designed for paneling. It comes in lots of styles and is cheap and saves lots of time for moldings, frames and now clear doors on the 
front of the cooler.

The pink box I'm using for the cooler is a bit slanted on the top/bottom ends. So I matched the angle, cut two $1 box lids to the angle, attached a top the right width 

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I glued the pieces together with E-6000, and weighted it down. This support won't show, so I didn't paint it, but will straighten up the angled ends of the organizing bin that will be the cooler. Hubby cut two pieces of acrylic photo 'glass' to slide into the track and that will be the doors for the cooler.
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It's been four years since I made the garden center, so I used some random box pieces, two mini drawer and box sets, some small $1 box lids (will be shopping trays), the pyramid shelf from Target and some of  the older pieces a good wash of gray paint/sealer/and water. Not everything came out the same---but,
 are all in the same gray tones.

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I even made a new heavier shelf for the greenhouse and painted the existing shelves  with the same gray sealer wash.
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I really don't want to paint the whole greenhouse-now---maybe later.
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Here is a painted white spice shelf, I picked up at a thrift store ages ago. Painted white, then gray washed. Perfect for this wall.
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I found some mini lights on a greenery vine, and I have lots of the old pieces from the garden center.
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I'm going for a more finished/refined look for the center and the floral shop now. Hubby cut me some 3", 2", 1" pieces of electrical plastic conduit  for flower containers and vases. Some I sprayed silver like these.
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And a few white pieces to be used for floral containers.
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I also painted two pink atrocities to maybe use---but honestly---it's really hard to cover the 'Barbie Pink'.
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When everything was dry, I Tacky glued the cylinders to felt for bottoms. Now all I have to do is scissors cut them. 
That's it for now. Busy week ahead, still working on gardens and a friend's also. If it is too hot or raining, I will get the Floral Shop and Garden Center finally up and running. 

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4 comments:

  1. Hi Sandi, you've done so much work! The doors with real hinges look great, and yes, Barbie pink is so hard to cover up! But your magic will work as always 😊 Have fun in the gardens!

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    1. Thanks, Linda. So many coats, I may just spray it gray instead. Thanks for stopping by, Sandi

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  2. The shop is coming along nicely, I look forward to seeing it completed! And yes, I think I spent a solid month getting the garden together. But now that everything is in place outside, I'm trying to focus more on the blogs. Have a great week:@)

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    1. I'm still slogging, but we have so much to do here. Yard isn't picture ready anywhere, lol. Hugs, thanks for stopping by, and I'm loving your recipes. Sandi

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