Sunday, April 20, 2014

The curtains

Bonjour! Happy Easter!
I finally received the fabric from Catherine ( have a look at her shop on Etsy). She has made it especially for me and offered it to me. So nice from her. Thank you, Catherine!
I made the curtains with the pleater from Anne Ruff. I only pleated the head of the curtains and did the rest by hand.

You know how difficult it is to get the right curtains. It often drives me nuts as I am never happy with the result, just because real curtains "fall" well because of their weight but small pieces of fabric weigh nothing and this fabric can't be humidified. It was tricky but the result looks okay  think. I will improve it, I know. I must give these curtains a break and check later, LOL


Tea's ready by the fireplace...


There's a peaceful atmosphere in this room. I don't think I will add more furniture or objects

With the other piece of fabric Catherine printed for me, I made a screen. Maybe to hide the bath tub as baths were taken in the bedroom itself.


I have also worked on the dining room. I found some paintings on Internet. I printed them and added them above the doors. I will finish the 3 other doors this week and hopefully will receive the plaster decorations too.


( I know, I need to paint the ceiling with mate white but I am still waiting for the mouldings  and the ceiling shines terribly on the pictures)



There is still a lot to do in this room but it's going well.
the table has been laid for two..




Ready for "un dîner en tête à tête''?

If you like the paintings above the door, here they are....


and the second one....


Aren't they beautiful? I printed them on beige paper and glued them above the door.

I have just added new miniature bronzes in my Etsy shop. They're amazing come and have a look! 


That's all for today. I hope you have enjoyed following my work. Have a busy and creative week.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

La salle a manger

Remember I was thinking of doing the dining room after the bedroom? well, it is on its way......

First, I started with a few sketches to get an idea of the size, as I wanted the two rooms to be the same size as I am now limited by space to display all my projects. There are now 7 buildings to display....


Then I started cutting the different walls, windows and doors and prepared the mouldings. There were so many in that room!


Then I painted all the elements, primer first, then orange, then white, then aged the different walls with acrylic.


Then the building process started. At this step, I only use adhesive tape to put the walls together so it's easy to separate the walls if needed.


Then I made the floor on white acrylic, using my old technique of the stencil.

Then I assembled everything




and added some furniture to get an idea. My favourite moment, lol.




I have ordered decorations for the walls and the ceiling but it will take 2 or 3 weeks before I get them.

Now some pictures to give you an idea of what the room looks like. Actually, the colour of the wall is lighter but my camera doesn't give the right tone.....
... I made a chandelier as the ones you can buy are too expensive for me, LOL

Now a view of "la salle a manger"



The table has been laid for two,

and there are some flowers in the empty niche.

The room is lit by a stripe of LED warm white, (don't buy "cold" white, the light is blue!) hidden by the frame.

I need to fing a 12W dimmer the reduce the brightness.

I know I am not very good at explaining how I do, but if you have any questions, please, let me know and I'll try to explain how I work. My tools are a cutter, a special scissor to cut mouldings at different degrees, UHU glue because I use plastic, paints in spray and acrylic for ageing, that's about all I use.
Have a great weekend and keep in touch...

Patrick