Making draperies

by brae  

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.

Modern bathroom flooring

by brae  

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.

Snow day!

by brae  

Well, snow night anyway.  :]  It's a good time to be indoors working on minis!

Bath progress

by brae  

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

Door number 2

by brae  

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

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