But I have something to share with you...
I had my first order for a roombox. It is based on the same principle as the other ones, a box within a box. The aim is to display a collection of silver items that have been patiently waiting for a display.
As usual, I started with a quick blue print on my board and I started cutting the areas for the display units. There'll be a niche betwen two display units.
Then you can see on the next picture different steps. I used LEDs connected to a 12V. battery. The shelves are made of acrylic.
I printed nice antique panels to add above the display units. Display units are 1 inch deep. The layout is the same as the dining room I did before. I chose grey because I think silver will look good with that background and I wanted to give the feeling of an Antique shop that could be somewhere in Paris.
I suggested the person who commissioned this work to look for modern and design furniture to add to the shop. We can also imagine some paintings on easels and some beautiful pieces of china there as well.
The doors at the back are modern. It's a contemporary boutique.
In the niche will be an important silver piece made by Peter Acquisto.
Now the floor. I have chosen white and black tiles, 1 inch X 1 inch. I painted them on acrylic board. I also made two columns to add on each side of the double display units at the back. It looked a bit empty. My marble technique is a bit pale but often in miniatures, marble looks too "veined" (?, what's the word in English?)
The miniature bronze on the shelves are mine. I find them at flea markets here, they are amulets.
Now the floor is ready...
Tomorrow I plan to build the right side of the shop.
As the shop has the same measurements than the dining room, it's easy to change the walls in the box and get a new scene... That could be an idea; to create different "decors" that would all fit into the same box. These panels are quite thin and easy to store without being damaged. Then, people could have a scene for a while and then change for another one.
And before I finish this post, a few pictures of the dining room which is almost finished... The black box on the left is a mini 12 V battery charger. No need to connect to the main supply and it's enough to lit the room for about a month.
Remember, nothing is finished, we are half way through. I think I'll need another 50 hrs to complete this project. Does 100 hrs seem a lot for you?
Special picture for Jean Marc: the Ultimate Easy Cutter that I use to cut mouldings at different angles, to be found on Ebay. Hope that helps...
(et c'est super pratique!)
Since it's Sunday... Have a great week!