Monday, September 30, 2013
And the Cold Goes On...
When I had the privilege of repairing a Eugene Kupjack room box at the Mini Time Museum, we found to our surprise, that When something didn't really show in one of his rooms, he faked it.
If Mr. Kupjack could get away with it, so can I.
In the original Bloomie's room, the desk sits nestled in behind the fireplace. I decided to do the same. If I put it back there, it solves the lighting problem and saves space. Good thinking on their part.
I grabbed a piece of Japanese crate wood and cut it to size. Then I drew lines !/2" in from the edges.
I used some scrap copper wire for legs to match the chair legs.
I bent the center of the wire around the widest part of my round nosed pliers, so that they would all be the same.
Then I marked 2 1/2" up and bent the wires at that spot.
That gave me something to glue to the table bottom.
I glued them on so that each wire hit one of the lines diagonally. That way, I was sure of the placement.
After it was dry, I painted the whole thing black.
From this angle, only about a half inch of the far corner shows, behind the fireplace.
I moved the hanging light over there too and it seems to be a better location to combat shadows.
The bookworms are just stuck up with masking tape for placement purposes. The top one will be higher than it is in the photo.
We are so close to the end! Only a day or two until the housewarming party! You are all invited.
Tessie finally wormed her way into the prime spot and I doubt that she will move from there until after the housewarming party.
Time for a nap....
See you tomorrow...Hopefully a few steps closer.