Grace’s French Bakery
I know I say this every time I feature a readers project, but I am SO EXCITED to share this project with you! These pictures came straight from a reader who used the Grace’s Bakery plans and made it for her granddaughter! Let me just say that I am super impressed and so happy that a little girl got this gift! Not only will this mean a lot to her because Grace’s Bakery is an amazing piece, but because her grandparents put so much time, love, sweat and tears into this for her! EEEEK! Wow! Take a look at the pictures below and then a few notes from the reader about the project.
**One of the reasons I wanted to share this, besides how great a job she did, was to show everyone that it can be done! And to motivate you!
Here are some things which we found while decorating:
1. The only paint we had to buy was for the outside of the shell. We used a Behr color called ShangriLa. We had them custom mix a small sample container and that was more than enough for the whole project. All of the other colors were mixed from what we had on hand.
2. Most of the wood and other materials were in our shop already. We did buy three items from Michaels: the filigree sign oval for the side of the shop, the small Eiffel tower and the filigree picture frame (which I attached to a small shadow box to hold the menu on the wall) The black wrought iron to hold the sign and for the rack over the oven came from cutting up a picture stand from Tuesday morning. We also had to buy hinges and plexiglas. The big sign was made from stick on letters from Walmart. My printing is just not that good.
3. I made all of the food from polymer clay with my granddaughter helping. We still need to make more.
4. All of the printables were yours except the large bakery box, not sure where we found it, on line somewhere.
5. We had to design our own stove/sink at the last minute. When I couldn’t get the doors under the oven to work right, I made a large drawer instead. Also the faucet is an upside down single coat hook from HD.
6. The worst part was painting the floor which I had to do over and over to get the color even and also the black marker I used to outline the squares bled into the paint. Live and learn.
Would we do it again? Not sure, but our granddaughter has not stopped smiling since Sunday.
Links to all of Grace’s Bakery Plans
From personal experience I can say this is quite the project! It’s a big one to take on. But this was done so nicely! Please, please leave a comment below with any questions you have or just leave a comment with how amazed you are! They did a fantastic job, let them know!