Sunday, February 10, 2013
Lettice Wins Again...
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.
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.