Thursday, September 10, 2009

A project to Share

While we are waiting for me to finish up on some other items, new patterns, and deadlines, I thought I would share something I am doing now. The goal here is to share with you the steps to making this miniature room. I like Victorian rooms with all the knick knacks and bric-a-brac around, but don’t think I would like to clean or dust the rooms. I also like the bare necessities of a minimalist’s room, but think it is not too homey or inviting. I like my friends and my comfort. So, I think I am an “in-the-middle-est.” Yes, I think that suits me fine. I really like having my things but don’t mind them all not being out at the same time. It’s kind of like sensory overload. Since my house is for sale and I have to keep it clean ALL the time, I like having a project I can work on, and put away, but also one that I can change out as I please.
Today I am sharing just such a project. At last I am able to work on it in earnest. I have been collecting and finishing the interior additions for quite some time, but never seem to get to the box itself. What you are seeing today is the box parts, open and closed, and a snippet of the wall paper being used for the “room.” (A room I can close up and put away, protected, or display when I want. Cool!)
The paper is from Itty Bitty and I purchased it at the Miniature Cottage. Currently, the box is painted on the outside with black and primed on the inside with white. My friend, Judy, is going to sand and paper it for me. Why am I not doing the work, you ask? Because I am no good at it! I don’t want to ruin it before I have a chance to enjoy it. I’ll have more opportunities to error as I go along. (Grin) So, we’ll see it again when Judy returns it to me.
The problem I need to solve is what I want on the outside. The goal is to decoupage it. But, do I decoupage a whole scene or bits and pieces of antique things? What about dresses and patterns, but what periods? Any ideas are greatly appreciated, but you can’t be hurt if I don’t do what you suggest. Hopefully, buy the time I get it back I will know the answer and have the supplies. Then there is shelving and flooring, but I am getting ahead of myself. Construction is not my greatest gift.
So, hang in there while I take you through my journey for the sewing room. There’s a great deal more to come.

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