Now that I've picked my favorite from the paper mockups, it's time to make the pleated draperies for real.
I'm using my vintage Millie August Magic Mini pleating tool. I have a post on the process here. The only difference was this time I used Fray Check along all the edges since the fabric wanted to fray just looking at it. :D #HBSCreatinContest2015
I've set them aside to dry until I'm ready for them...should have a good pleat by then. I'll likely spray them once I remove them from the pleater so they keep their shape, but for now it keeps them out of the way to leave them in the pleater.
More paper transformed. :D This is Bazzill Basics paper in Dusk; it has a subtle texture. I used 3M Super 77 spray glue to mount the paper to a layer of bristol board. I sealed it with Delta Ceramcoat Satin Varnish and cut the tiles in 3/4" x 1 1/2" pieces. I was going for the modern porcelain tile look.
I've been adding trims and bath hardware. #HBSCreatinContest2015
The shower head is from ELF Miniatures. I added washers around both the water lever and the shower head then painted color detail for hot and cold.
Well, snow night anyway. :] It's a good time to be indoors working on minis!
The tile surround is glued in. The bath tub is not in permanently. I might leave it removable to clean/dust it. The shower rod is also not permanently in since I still need to make a shower curtain. The rod is a vintage brass piece that used to be curved on both ends. I straightened and trimmed one end then sprayed it satin silver. The tub is a spare Chrysnbon piece purchased from Sir Thomas Thumb at the local mini shows; these came without hardware but are perfect when you want the tub to make a built-in.
I will use this sink and loo, but that faucet has to go. I will leave the loo tankless with a wall panel for the flusher. These are Dora Kuhn fixtures.
Next up is wallpaper, flooring and trims. #HBSCreatinContest2015
While the pattern of the paper I'm using for the bedroom is uniform, the color is shaded in parts. I put the seams above each door (there are two), so they will be less noticeable once the room is done. The doors will get a couple more coats of paint, but I like the color with the paper. It's called Battleship, and it's a satin paint by Americana. Saves the step of sealing and provides a lovely sheen. I will use the same color for the baseboards.
This particular door hides all the wires in a "closet" that won't be accessible through the door in the end. :D #HBSCreatinContest2015
photoshopped to show the inside