I picked up a mixed bag of plastic and fabric flowers for about 50p at York fair, knowing they would come in useful at some point.
Added to the punch-out flower shapes, I've managed to create some pretty displays for my mansion.
I needed a new range for the kitchen, something that would suit the date of the house, which is Edwardian, early 1900s.
Range prices go from under £10 to over £100. The cheaper ones aren't realistic in the least, and the others are out of my price range.
So, I decided to build one myself! I drew up the plans and, with cardboard, mountboard and cocktail sticks, began to create. The pictures below show the steps I took. I'm pleased with it but I do think it would look better in a chimney breast. I may add to it further in time.
Making the range ...
Making the range ...
The basement level of the mansion house has four rooms: a kitchen, a hallway, a bedroom and a sitting room. The latter two rooms are for the butler and the housekeeper. I didn't like the sitting room, it needed a chimney breast and the wallpaper was a little dull. So this weekend I've given it a makeover - I'm very pleased with the result. The pictures are below. The bedroom is next!
Such a long time without a post... but I've been busy.
I've recently acquired a huge mansion house. It has 12 rooms over four storeys, including a basement and attic. It has taken me some time to fix the lighting system, which is the copper tape type.
Most of the interior decor is complete and to a great standard, although there are a few finishing touches to make.
Externally is another story. It really needs a makeover as it looks very doll-house, so this is my next task. I want to keep the Georgian style and build on that, however some of the exterior decor will have to go!
I love my new 14-arm chandelier...
I will decorate the two corner spaces as attic storage...
This old house has sat for far too long waiting for me to start, so start I have. Most of the interior paper has been removed as it was in very poor condition and the same paper is available via Hobby's. I've retained all the external paper and fitments, however have removed the 'glass' which I will replace with acetate.
This scale is new to me and is bothering me a bit. I just don't get it or feel it. So, I've mocked up a room, converted some full, and 12 scale measurements to 16 scale and am feeling like I have a plan! Because I like to see quick results, I am leaving the roof and concentrating on the kitchen, my favourite room in a dolls house, in any house in fact.
I will also be choosing room colour schemes - at least wall and carpets - so will be buying paper and flooring over the next few weeks.
Getting a grip of the scale...
The old electrics revealed ...