If all else fails, that's my chosen color. This morning I hit the mother of all garage sales! There is a neighborhood here in town that holds a garage sale every other year. There were at least 4 or five sales on every street. I found lots of goodies. No minis officially.
I did however find this gem of a shelf for two dollars.
Some crazy person had painted it pink and someone before that had painted it black. It is ashamed that they didn't just leave it with the original wood finish.
I decided that since I only paid two bucks, I wasn't going to go to the trouble of stripping it at the moment. I couldn't take the pink so I went with the Rolling Stones and decided to "Paint it black."
The interior of the shelf is 9 1/2" high.....Room height....The width is 14 1/2" not a bad room length. The shelf on the bottom is about 7" deep.
Being a crazed miniaturist, I didn't see "shelf". I saw "room". After I finished painting it, I whipped out a piece of illustration board and a lonely piece of wallpaper that had no mates.
I cut the board to 9 1/2" by 14 1/2". I spray glued the paper to the front and wrapped the edges around to the back and voila! Room shelf.
I could have filled in the sides, cut to shape and finished both sides, but I wanted instant gratification and so did Tessie.
She has already moved in a few pieces of furniture, just to give you some idea of scale. I hung it on the bedroom wall, adjacent to the TV. She and Zar are watching some blood and guts, shoot'em up movie now.
In answer to your next question.....Yes. I am going back to work on the townhouse as soon as I finish here. Maybe..... After all, it's Saturday. I might just take the rest of the day off. Please, don't tell Tessie!
See you tomorrow.
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