I was a bit stumped on how to age the pieces but since the glue tends to slightly melt the plastic I decided to get out my cinnamon and sacrifice an old brush to the cause.
I added some glue to the brush, dipped it in cinnamon and then applied it to the appropriate parts of the sink, toilet, pipes and tub.
I think the hardest part was getting the pipe on the toilet tank to the toilet bowl in place without it leaning sideways or backwards.
I used a slightly off-white paint with a pearly sheen to it on the sink and inside of the tub to make it look like old enamel. The braces and tub feet I painted black and then black metallic over them. And I aged the faucets with some dull silver paint before I added my 'rust'.
I really didn't like the faucets for the sink that came with the kit and I had an extra of the type below so I used it. Just a little different but still old looking. The drain plug and rim are a small silver brad with the prongs clipped short and a little silver washer.
Red and blue on the faucets so we know which is hot and which is cold.
I've made water intake pipes so the rust on the bottom of the sink would come from faulty connections.
They have some 'rust' too. Basically everywhere there's a joint or connection there's rust.
I painted the drain hole black and added a small metal washer for the drain rim.
I clipped the chain for the toilet pull in half and used part of it for the chain to hold the drain plug. The plug is a small piece of cork and a jewelry finding.
After I attached the drain plug I added the red and blue to the faucets so we'd know which is hot and which is cold.
When I was sure the glue (with and without cinnamon) and the paint was dry I poured some coffee into the tub to make it look a little more aged.
I decided against making the medicine cabinet. I want to find a small mirror and paint the frame something bright and cheerful, maybe white with green or yellow to go with the wallpaper. I'm debating about making the stool and I don't need the radiator.
The toilet was...problematic, the issue with making everything connect properly and having it all line up. But I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.
I wanted a lot of rust down the back of the toilet and around the bottom since that's where water would pool if there was a leak and that's also where the raw edge of the enamel would be.
The one thing that bothers me is that there aren't any visible bolts holding the toilet to the floor. So I may make a slight notch in the side of the toilet and make a little bolt in black for the sake of appeasing my OCD.
My other project this weekend was a small shelf to go under the window. I took one of the House of Miniatures kits and added some wood to the bottom where it would sit on a chest of drawers and then added some trim before painting it white with a green back to the shelves.
It just fits under the window behind the door.
And then I did a little test run of all the fixtures in place. I think it'll work out pretty well... I made sure the toilet is pretty much across from the tub, not opposite (or next to opposite) of the door. And I notched out my chair rail.
A slight side note. Am I the only one who goes around the house measuring how tall the counters are in the bathroom to make sure the sink in the dollhouse is the right height from the ground? (It's 32 inches by the way.)
The water intake pipes won't be added until I glue the fixtures in place. Since they're metal and the fixtures are plastic I'm not confident of them staying in place without benefit of glue on both ends, not just attaching them to the fixtures.
I think it looks pretty good. I want to make a shelf above the bathtub, I've got another Chrynsbon kit for accessories that would be nice to use some of. For a while I really debated putting in a shower head but I don't think I want one and the shower curtain and curtain rod that it would require.
This coming week and weekend will be my time to start on the kitchen counters. My granite paper has to come from Greece so it will be a little while before I can really finish the counters but I want to get the base made and the uppers as well.
Maybe after work tomorrow I'll play around with the living room furniture again. That could be fun.