I am working on very boring windows today, so I decided to give you an up close tour of Eskiaga's Room Box. This started out as a wooden packing crate that my husband brought home from work. I couldn't resist trying to turn it into something more than what it was.
I sat down and drew up plans for the inside of the box. Then I started cutting pieces of foam core for the inside walls. The whole thing just came together for me. After a couple of BIG containers of spackle, I had the room.
Then I went to a couple of my favorite books on Spanish and Mexican furniture. With the exception of the two chairs by the door and the Shaker cabinet on the opposite wall, I drew up plans and made all of the furniture from scratch, using the books as guides.
I wired the box to have a chandelier in the center of the ceiling, glowing coals in the fireplace, and sunlight outside on the patio.
The chandelier is made from various jewelry findings glued together and painted black. When I can, I buy bags of junk jewelry at thrift shops. You would be surprised what you can find in broken necklaces and earrings.
The painting behind is an original acrylic done on silk.
The door and all of the moldings are hand carved with a little help. For the molding I started with commercial molding and then carved the diamond pattern into the center of it before staining. The door itself was one piece of basswood cut to match the size of an antique door in one of the books. I then carved the design directly into the wood. The chairs in this photo are Take a Seat resin.
Next the bed.
The pot on the right was a plain terracotta pot. I painted the Native American design on it.
Eskiaga hopes you enjoyed the tour. Now he says you all should go away so that he can eat his tacos and enchiladas in peace! See you tomorrow.