Backyard Patio Retreat: Landscaping



One more week until the big reveal!  Today is a bit of a teaser because I don't want to give the whole scene away just yet.  I've got some behind the scene photos of how I got the planters ready and how I used the tree and flower materials from Hobby Builders Supply/ miniatures.com.  A few final touchups and I'll be ready to have you all over! 


Backyard Patio Retreat: Lighting

Nothing adds magic to a miniature scene like lighting!  I've added two modern outdoor lighting options on my patio, including one that might surprise you...  Any guesses as to what these miniature deck lights are made from?

Drawer Pulls! Turns out these cute hardware pulls from miniatures.com don't just look great on your kitchen cabinets, they also have the perfect shape and style to direct the light down just like the real thing!  The patio now has the perfect glow!

Backyard Patio Retreat: The Base


After some time away to recharge, I'm back with an exciting project!  I've teamed up with Hobby Builders Supply/ miniatures.com to create a summer scene featuring a few outdoor items from their catalogue.

This in-depth weekly series will take you through my build from start to finish as I create a modern miniature deck and patio space.   I've done my best to use accessible materials and tools as well as provide tutorials and tips throughout (from faux finishes to electrical).  This is probably my most step-by-step build-a-long yet!  Today we're starting with the base of the build with the structure, the stairs, and flooring.