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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Lettice Wins Again...

Lettice got several pieces from the stash that I just acquired...Maybe even more than Tessie did...Since that Colonial bedroom isn't really hers.

As soon as Tessie tires of it, I am going to change the sheets back to the ones that I monogrammed with my initials.  So there!

I took a lot of shortcuts with this room, since it is really one of those temporary things.  That's until something more suitable comes around.
I will tell you some of the awful things I did to finish it fast.

The floor is just a piece of a bamboo place mat.  It was that color and finish when I got it.  All I did was cut it to size and glue it in.

I gessoed and painted all of the walls, right over the wallpaper.  I used Light Ivory Ceramcoat.

All I had to do was remove the baseboards, so as to slide the floor in after painting.

Yes, I know that there are still strings holding the place mats together.  I decided that, since they are the same color as the floor, they wouldn't be too noticeable....Especially since I was using one of the rugs that I printed from the Peerless Rugs website.  I kind of like the faded colors in it.  It looks like it has been used for a long time.  By the way, I stuck that down to the floor with the same double sided tape that I used on the bed yesterday.

The Tudors were known for using religious relics in their decoration.  Thus the cross at the back wall of the bed...However...This ornate cross came in the box with Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  I won't tell if you don't.  Oops.  I already told...

See the pretty green bottle by the spice chest?  That was one that Sue threw in for free...It is a vintage Christmas ornament...Too bad they don't make those anymore.

The picture frame on the left is actually guitar veneer strips. They used to sell them at one of the mini stores here in town.  I imagine that you could find them on the net.  They are very thin and useful for inlay on all sorts of furniture and in this case a fast picture frame.

The other two frames are metal miniatures painted gold.

The axe is a pressed metal one that I don't even remember where it came from.  It fits the period and nobody will see the back.

Looking at this now, I think that the top tester of the bed needs some black trim...OK...I am off to do that now.

See you tomorrow.

10 comments:

Merri said...

My goodness..what is Lettice doing with an axe in her bedroom? But the room is VERY nice..even if you say you sort of tossed it together. I like the faded rug too. :)

mcddiss said...

me parece que hiciste un buen trabajo con esa escena ,pero supongo que como todos somos mas duros con nosotros mismos

besitos

Mari

Caseymini said...

Merri, a girl has to defend herself when she lives alone!LOL

Lucille said...

Gorgeous room for a room that you put together quickly, as you say. I love that doll. She looks so regal. Love all the little accessories, especially the bottle green Christmas ornament.

Idske said...

What on earth is the axe for? I know a girl has to look after herself, but an axe??? Oops, just saw Merri comment, oh and your reply....

Other than that it's a gorgeous room and it doesn't look at all thrown together, it looks very much as it should be!

The grandmommy said...

Everything looks so authentic and the dark brown box it is all inside of really sets it off.

Caseymini said...

Maybe I will have to rethink the axe...how about a nice slingshot or a can of pepper spray?LOL

Fabiola said...

This bedroom is wonderful. I like the elegant doll.
Bye Faby

Steinworks said...

you know I believe in being prepared you might want to add a bow and arrow there too (didn't the Tudors carry around jewel encrusted daggers?)

sorry I've been watching too much Quentin Tarantino

Caseymini said...

Maybe a poison ring is in order? I hear the Borgias had pretty good luck with those...