Vintage stools for the Sea House Pavilion

Metal stool (unpainted) made from cardstock, wood and string from a tutorial by Kris Kompas

Metal stool (un-metal, unpainted) made from cardstock, wood and string, from a tutorial by Kris Compas

Kris Compas over at 1inchminis has a great tutorial this month for a vintage metal stool. I love this design!

They work well in the Sea House Pavilion. I am not happy with the thread detail to simulate a rolled metal edge — I couldn’t get it to look like anything other than fussy thread — but without it they look a bit plain. More exploration of materials is called for.

New vintage chairs for the Sea House Pavilion. Come sit and watch the sun go down.

New vintage chairs for the Sea House Pavilion. Come sit and watch the sun go down.

I also made a pattern for a slightly modified seat back, so I’ll be able to experiment more. And order new spray paint. Check out this range of colors from Liquitex!

Thanks, Kris!

2 thoughts on “Vintage stools for the Sea House Pavilion

  1. Mini Dork says:

    I didn’t realize your chairs were from a Kris Compas tutorial. She has so many, I need to go back and read her whole blog. I love seeing more of the behind the scene photos from your Sea House Pavilion.

    • nancyenge says:

      Kris Compas is one of the most talented, enduring, inspiring and generous members of the miniatures community, don’t you think?. I thank you for your recognition of my attempts to chronicle the process of a build. It’s always my favorite part of others’ chronicles.

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