Once again, I am in the workroom digging out. Once again, Tessie is working as hard as she can....to get in the way of progress.
I finally solved the problem by making her a cozy little place of her own that she can zap into any small space. It only takes up about 5" square and 7" tall. Not bad for a comfy corner.
Actually, it's not a corner. It is just a floor and a wall.
I came up with this idea for beginners. It gets you started and you can display one piece of furniture or a doll in/on it.
I went to Lowe's Home Center and bought one rustic tile for about 60 cents. Actually, I bought a bunch of them. I have plans......
I measured the tile width. This one was about 4" square. You could use any size or shape and any pattern that is suitable for a mini floor.
Then I cut a scrap of 1/4" foam core board to 4" by 7" It could be taller if you wanted it to be.
I papered the front of the foam core with mini wallpaper, leaving a 1" border all around. I cut a square from each corner of the paper so that it would cover the edges and meet at the corners. I glued the edges. Then I cut a miter on the last part that would fold to the back, so that I had no overlaps.
After that, I cut a piece of the wallpaper the same size as the foam core and glued it to the back to cover the fold overs.
I used Yes glue for all of the paper parts. You could also use spray glue. The less wet, the less warping.
I glued the front, bottom edge of the foam core to one edge of the tile. Then I clamped it together and let it dry.
To finish it off I cut a piece of wood to cap the top. In this case it was a scrap of 1/4" chair rail. I also cut a piece of floor molding to fit the bottom edge. I painted them to match and glued them on.
Instant(almost) room that can be displayed anywhere. There is enough wall space for a small shelf or Grandma Daisy's portrait.
I hope that you will take about 20 minutes to 1/2 hour and try it. It is fun and can be any theme.
Tessie is placidly ticking off the tasks that I have accomplished in her journal.....Funny. I thought that a journal was supposed to list things that the owner had done....Hmmmmm....What's wrong with this picture?
I am going back to work now.....Tessie isn't. She's still ticking....
See you tomorrow.