Tuesday, 8 March 2011
More Alice work!
Lovely sunny days means i could go out and spray paint the roombox.
First I painted the exterior of the box all black and then masked up the interior display panel to spray black then painted the mouldings bright red.
Added some gold detailing then moved onto the outside of the roombox.
This was a lovely cream and black but Ive repainted the black and painted the cream bits red and again added lots of gold and painted the little fancy trimmings gold too.
Already it looks very Alice. In the movie theres a part where Alice is in the interior of the Queens castle and the walls are back, red and gold like this so its quite cool!
I started wallpapering the walls with black and white pinstripe, very Tim Burton. Just have to reprint more paper, and then tomorrow its onto the back wall, painting the other cornicing, skirting, and then adding the lights!
Then that display panel with the arches will fit at the very rear wall and the room is free for all the furniture. The hats will all be displayed in the archways on the little ledges which will all be lit. I may fit a chandelier if I can find the damn thing, as the room is now quite dark, being a lot of black and red!!
Once all thats done, which should only take tomorrow, I can begin to fill.
I still am debating as to whether to use my existing dressing table, as ive seen another on ebay similar to that which is in the movie.
I also saw a beautiful Bespaq long mirror on ebay perfect for the queens room, but alas it went too far out of budget so Ill have to make my own!!
Progress has been made though even while ferrying around the children, parents evening and washing the cars, so not a bad days work all in all!!
Its spurred me on, and inbetween this Ive printed out a perfect wallpaper for the Ghost whisperer store bedroom, and also purchased some Dulux paint match pots to do the stripe wallpaper in the main shop part. As I already have lots of lights for it, this very well maybe the next project to move onto!