Keep an eye on the last page of DHMS magazine from now on as it will feature a monthly column by Erin Summers who is a very talented and enthusiastic miniaurist. Not only does she have the
Back in the Georgian house I spent most of the week finishing off some UFOs (that's UnFinished Objects). The most work went into finishing the Sedan chair for the Hall. It needed filling, sanding, refilling, painting, upholstering and trimming as well as feet and poles making.
To stay in keeping with the white, black, gold and green colour scheme in the hall, the sedan is painted white with gold accents. Those accents are relief stickers and gold silk dupion curtains. The poles that enable the chair to be carried slot into place through gold jewellery findings bent into "u" shape.
The end result is massive and takes up all the cavernous space in the Hall and will fill it up even more by the time I add a passenger climbing out of the chair and a pair of attendants (drivers?) to carry the chair. Now I'm very glad I didn't try to make the hall any smaller to squeeze in extra rooms.
A pile of cushions were made for the bed. All are reversable with puce on one side and mushroom on the other. They still need arranging properly and perhaps will have some trim or tassels adding, but they do improve the look of the bed already.
Down in the Laundry, I altered the press by lowering it and placing the crank on the side. It now looks much better and no longer completely blocks the view of the washing copper.
And finally, the spinet harpsichord needed finishing. It has been a great number of different colours lately, but none looked right. I can't say I really like the grey it is now either, but I'm sick of repainting it and have run out of colours anyway, so grey it will stay (at least for now). It was decorated with some floral decals to finish it off. Ugly, huh? Maybe I'll sit someone infront if it as though they were playing it which should obsure the whole thing quite well.
For now that's it for the furnishing of the house. It probably will need more furniture, but I won't make it until I've added more accessories and a few people to see how it looks and what will look best. Now it's pff to raid my box of accessories to see what I already have and what I will need to make or buy.