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Sunday, May 27, 2012

A Sink!

Just a quick pic. Sink is done, yay. All made out of cardboard and balsa, bit of cornice trim. Sorry for the terrible photo. Took it with my phone. I keep forgetting to buy new batteries for my camera! Cannisters are from MiniEden Tienda on Etsy. Love them. Will have to get some more I think.

Bye for now and be well!!!!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Salon Livre.

The book house has a lounge at last. Well mostly. For the time being anyway. I am always changing things. I only got two photos before my camera politely shut itself down and told me a need new batteries. Snap!! So here are the only two pics I got. The wallpaper was the perfect shade of green I wanted. It's scrap booking paper. The fireplace is lovely and from Art of mini. Everything is made from cardboard, foamboard and balsa. I had wanted to do more frenchified panelling in this room but not one single wall was square!! The back wall bowed out. So I had to do each wall independant of the ones next to it and add balsa strips to cover up gaps when the wall peices were glued in place. Even then it moved heaps!! Yay for thick gesso. Arrgh but more of a challenge that way. There is a fake door at the back in the fake hallway leading to fake stairs to get to the rooms above which won't be fake. Great way of doing stairs. Don't.  I haven't glued in the french doors. Thought it might be bit of a trick trying to change light globes in the hallway with the doors in place permanently. So they pop in very snuggly. There's a non working chandelier to go in again from Art of Mini and more timber beams in white on the ceiling. I ran out of balsa. To ceiling rose or not to ceiling rose is still the question. Froggified furniture to be shabbied. Lots of cushions. A gramophone with Edith Piaf records. We are huge Edith fans. Scruffy books, brocante finds and all sorts of other mini goodies an 18yr old in Paris would bring home to fill it up now. Fun.



Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Bicycle Makeover

I had bought this so long ago I had forgotten I even had it. I came across it looking for something else, got sidetracked painting up the bike that I now can't remember what it was I was looking for in the first place!!! But I thought the Maison de Livre would like a little old basketed bicycle leaning up against it's walls but there's way too much black! I just used a fine gesso on areas I would want to paint. Painted it in washes of lavender n soft blue. The leather looking seat it just made from heavy paper glued over and I squished it in around the edges like old leather would do. I glued two spiral like jewelry findings under the seat to be springs. I didn't get a photo of that. A basket on the front. Timber board on the back with a wicker case on it. All good to go. It was a lot of fun to do. Think I might have to get another one or two to do.