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!


Michelle's Mad World said...

This is wonderful and love all the colours and gold detailing. Did you buy a pack of gold trim for the fancy bits?? It's a very unusual kit and I've never seen it before.

I have to say the spray painting does give a very professional finish to the whole look and I know it will look very opulent and gorgeous once it's finished. :o)

The lovely blue skies really makes a change to the grey skies!

Michelle xxx

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

He He thankyou Michelle, professional finish it may look like, but it was done with car spray paints, I always use them lol!! I used to use the plasticote but they discontinued them so John let me use his car paints and all my interior candy shop counters are sprayed in a beautiful Ford Ivory! This is a satin black. I used my trusty gold thick pen to detail, better than paint as you can be so precise with it. The only peel offs Ive used so far are some corner rose ones which were quite fancy and fitting. I was going to use others on the black to lift it but decided to hang pictures in gold frames of the queens, Hatter etc! Looking forward to tomorrow! xxxxx

The Old Maid said...

Love the colours with the drop of gold:)

Anonymous said...

It's looking great Kate!

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Thanks Ewa and Lori, I cant wait to do more tomorrow, in fact Im having a sneaky wallpapering session tonight now the children are in bed so i can get on with lights tomorrow quicker! xxxx

Julia @ bearcabinminiatures said...

Ooo, I love the colours you have used and the kit is a lovely shape.
Isn't it great to see blue skies, it brightens us all up and gives us loads of inspiration :0)
Julia xx

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Julia I think it must be the blue skys, dont feel like just huddling up on the sofa all the time one lol! Just hoping once all the things go in they show up against the black and red and dont just blend in or Ill have to start all over again!! xxx

Dark Squirrel Victoria said...

Oh Kate this is going to be Fantastic! I love this box you are using and black, red, gold are my favorites. I can't wait to see this filled and I hope you find the Chandelier as it would fit perfectly.

Victoria xxx

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Thanks Victoria , I still have to think of a name and maybe design the Top Hat logo, not sure how to do this? I sorted out my outdoor workroom and put alot of things at the back in boxes and now I need them cant get to them, and I think thats where the chandeleir will be!!!xxx

Tabitha Corsica said...

Woot! This is looking really good, Kate! SO very Alice...and the Red Queen, too. A sparkly chandelier would be striking in the setting. Eagerr to see the interior wallpaper.

kimsminiatures said...

Love it so far. I love when the weather is nice enough to spray paint. I'm very excited about this one! Ford Ivory sounds wonderful lol. Mini hugs~ Kim

Sabiha Barkey said...

You made such progress with this project, so wonderful to see!
At this moment I'm browsing through your blog to get some inspiration I can use to make you a little gift as well..Lolas little
present is ready, but I did not wanted to leave you empty handed,lol!

Good work...let you know when the package is on it's way!

Sabiha Barkey said...

Forgot to ask...what is the link to Lola's blog?


Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Susan, I have a nice warm day to go outside and hunt for it, I know its there somewhere! The wallpaper is in ! Lights next. xxxx

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Kim, another sunny day here, but inside decorating and lighting today, updats soon! xxx

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Sabiha, ahh you are so sweet thankyou, the link for Lolas blog is http://princeslolasminiaturediary.blogspot.com/

She dosnt get much time for blogging since she moved up a grade at school, lots of homework, but shes moaning at me to move on with her house next so she can write more! xxxx