I made a trip back to Dollar Tree this morning. I couldn't afford to pass up a few more of the little shadow boxes. There are so many ways to dress them up.
I took one of the nine section ones and proceeded to fancy it up a bit. I used crown molding, half inch scale door and window casing and four little bun feet made from the biscuits, that people fill screw holes in real furniture with.
First I stained all of the pieces with Minwax Red Mahogany. Then I mitered three pieces of the crown molding to fit around the top of the shelf.
Then I proceeded to the bottom and cut pieces of the half scale door and window molding to fit around the bottom.
Then I cut four pieces of the same stuff to the length of the sides and stretchers from top to bottom, to fit between the crown molding and the bottom molding.
I glued everything together and let it dry.
The original gluing job was not bad, but there is a bit of white showing in the corners. That can be easily fixed with a little brown acrylic stain.
By the time I had finished, Tessie had laid claim to it, with Mookie a close second. I think he wanted it for a chew toy.
Here's what it looks like against the wall of the bedroom. The proportions are just about perfect. I only have to spray it with Deft Satin finish and it will be done. How simple was that?
I now have seven more in my stash. If I went out and bought finished miniature bookcases, just think what it would have cost me!
I am thinking that one done up in white or black would look good if Tessie still wants 60s. Who knows? Maybe tomorrow she will be back to "Restoration Victorian".
I have the feeling that this is going to be a project with lots of twists and turns......
See you tomorrow.