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Project #6: Little Details

It seems that nothing goes as planned when I’m working on my little diorama. + I know what I want to tackle next but things happen beyond my control so I can’t procure what I need to make that particular project happen. + I always assume that giving myself a week can work in most instances, but when items take a week to arrive I have to shift and try something else. + What also happens is the idea in my head doesn’t translate well once I see it, and touch it. + There are so many factors when it comes to completing some of the projects that I have planned. + Even though I can’t always do what I want I always want to tackle something, no matter how small. + So here’s a re-cap.

TASK #1: Lighting
I got these cute metal indoor/outdoor string lights from Michael’s. + The allure was that I could remove the lantern and use them individually. + You may be wondering…why not just string the lights and hang them all. + There are 10 little lanterns to a string, which is too many. Hanging them all will crowd the space leaving little to no head room.

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My idea was to use some tea lights (I have on hand) in place of the string light, but when I paired them together, they were awkward. I could glue the light to the lantern and affix that to the ceiling, but that leaves me no way to access the on-off switch once hung or the battery.

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Ok that’s problem, but the solution is individual LED lantern light.s + The light has a hook at the base so I can use the same C-hook or wire (after I fill the holes in the ceiling) to suspend the light. + Amazon does have them (great!) but it means more waiting for that to arrive, so the lights will be waiting until next weekend.

Task #2: Mini Flower Pots
I decided to maximize headroom in the space by not hanging the plants as I had planned but, creating a faux living wall using the plants that I got for $1.99 from Michael’s. + I already had everything on hand. + I pulled the plant from the pot, glued them to my chalk wall, and added some rocks which I had on hand. + I got some inspiration from Pinterest to add some hand lettering for spring, and that’s it! + Now I have a faux living wall that can be swapped out whenever I decide to change the decor.

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The succulents pulled from the mini pot

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Adding some hand lettering

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Thanks so much for visiting my blog + and come back Sunday as I finish my lantern lighting on the Dollplace Project.

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EQUIPMENT//SHOOTING
+ Nikon D90
+ Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G
+ Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
+ iPhone 6+
Aputure Amaran Halo AHL-H100 LED Ring Flash Light

PROGRAMS//SOFTWARE
+ Adobe Lightoom
+ Adobe Photoshop
+ PhotoScapeX

OTHER SOURCES
+ Amazon
+ Etsy
+ IKEA
+ Fabric[dot]com
+ Michaels

DOLLY CLOTHING//SHOES
+ Lotuslina
+ Summomo
+ FantasyDolls
+ Karapisdiza
+ Guppykisses

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2 thoughts on “Project #6: Little Details

  1. :O I love the wall!!
    It’s a bummer about your lighting, can’t wait to see them finished though – that’s going to be awesome!
    And it sounds like you’ll have some extra when you’re done? They actually made me think they would make super cool industrial looking hanging lamps – something like this: https://www.lightingcompany.co.uk/the-lighting-book-terrace-rustic-hanging-lantern-floor-lamp-in-copper-finish-p5200

    I’m not sure how you’d pull off the hook bit actually holding the lamp, though… super heavy wire if they make wire that heavy…

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