Had a great day today getting lots done in the Attic. Firstly waxed the floorboards. Then stained the skirting, dado and picture rail and cut and fitted it all in place.
Next the painful part. I went round the room ripping bits of the wallper, as in the film the attic barber shop is in a great state of disrepair! Lots of damp patches and peeling wallpaper. It felt wrong and wierd as Ive spent all my time making sure the wallpaper in my houses is 'Just so'. Perfectly aligned, and no bubbles or faults, so to purposly go round making it look bad felt abit strange. But thats the effect I needed so its done now!
Here to show you, is the 3 pieces to go in the room so far.
Firstly the beautiful barber table, complete with Ara's jug and a candlestick ( note NO LAMP!!!!!!!!!!!' ) Still waiting on the razor, making a brush, and need to source some tiny tiny glass bottles.
Next is a chest, which I stained in a similar colour and am going to next trim with leather and this will contain the body of Perelli, his first victim!!
Well thats the plan, I intend to make an arm to stick out of this like its flopping out. Need to find the material for his sleeve, and some grey fur for his fur throw that he wore and Sweeney covered him in when in the chest!
Also I have a heater. For this I need advice PLEASE!!! I cant remember where I saw a posting on rusting things up but if anyone can remember can you let me know. This at the moment is black plastic and I want it to be older looking, abit rusty and dingy looking. Thanks in advance if you know of any tutorials or postings.
When these pieces are complete thats half the room done. Next the chair, more boxes, candles to be made, top hats to be hung, and then............Julie, ( of Bella Belle Dolls) if your reading this, Ill be on to you about that cut throat Victorian Gent to put on your 'To Do ' list if thats ok!!!!
The photo dosnt do it justice as I cant show the room as a whole yet as the roofs not on.
But getting there, and pleased to manage to complete something in the holidays too