Things are moving along in the Lawyers' Room of The Tenement. He now has painted and panelled walls, a fixed floor and some furniture.
As the space is quite tight at the front of the room where the fire is situated I decided to make my own surround. Pretty straightforward really - an assortment of wood suitably arranged, some cornice with an added shelf to create the mantelpiece and all painted in my favourite metal coat enamel paint.
Then I thought, I'll make the grate too - again using bits of wood and kebab sticks and painted with the metal coat paint. The piece de resistance though just has to be the coals. I spotted this idea on Elizabeth's blog Studio E who spotted it on the Dangerous Mezzo's blog The Tudor/Medieval House so big thanks to both of you. What a great idea and it works wonderfully well.
We don't get orange TicTac boxes here but no matter, it was a simple enough job to cut the clear box, add three coats of glass paint, and cut a little nick to take the bulb wire. I already had some coals from another long ago project and just stuck them on randomly. Also in the stash was a bulb complete with wire and socket. Brilliant!
I then had a go at making him a chaise. Again, suitably sized pieces of wood and bits of spindles all upholstered in grey/blue silk with added tassels for detail - handmade tassels too (I'm really getting into this diy lark!). Unfortunately, I was careless enough to get a bit glue on the silk but that will be covered with a throw of some description, so all good!
As I was pleased with the mountboard desk in my Green Room, another desk was made for here. Nothing tricky, no opening drawers but it does the job.
The next task is to add the wall lights and fix in the walls permanently. That will allow me to add the cornice and his chandelier. The windows still have to be dealt with and curtains made. I think that's enough to keep me out of mischief for a while!