I've managed to make it through a couple of months without Blogger doing anything weird to me, so I guess I was overdue. Today's mystery error is that the photos aren't loading properly. Some are here in their entirety, some seem to be only partially present and no matter how often they are reloaded, they still aren't coming up. I'll leave these faulty photos in the post, maybe you'll be able to see them properly even though I can't.
As you may be able to see, this week's focus was on the bedroom. The bed itself is the sleigh bed that came out of the house before I started renovating it. I added an overhead canopy draped with a puce coloured silk and an ivory pre-pleated fabric finished off with a few ribbon roses. The frame of the canopy is a half circle of cardboard held up on a balsa wood stand. The bed is covered in more of the silk overlaid with a wide lace. I still need to make lots of pillows and cushions to finish the bed off. On the side wall is the dressing table. Again, this is all cardboard and balsa wood hidden under fabric.
Next a small writing desk was made from more balsa wood, some prebought legs and the tops of some fancy toothpicks. The final item made for the room was a "Duchess Brisee" a sort of chair and footstool all in one that was covered in gold silk. (I still don't have any short legs, so it's currently being held up by my pot of Tacky Wax). All of this, plus an old chest of drawers make the room look like this:
But then it could look like this, or this, or this:
So, do I use the desk in the bedroom and make another the same size for the Study, or I not have a desk in the bedroom and just use this one in the Study? Where will it go? The wing chair (again, currently leggless) is another creation in balsa wood with a little foam padding for cushions and upholstered in a tapestry fabric.
Hmmmm . . . . . . The styles and fashions of the Georgian era were really quite effeminate by modern standards, but the study was supposed to be the one room in the house that ws a little more "butch", instead it has a desk made for the "girly" bedroom and a chair covered in flowers! Opps!
I made a small sofa for the Drawing room to either replace the chaise or just add to the existing furniture, so I'm still rearranging things in here and trying some of the furniture out in other rooms too.
(If you can't see it here try clicking here to see it in my Flickr). It's a sedan chair and eventually, there will be a lady climbing out of it having just arrived for the dinner party being prepared in the Dining room. It is huge and takes up a lot of the Hall, but as you can see from Dan's modelling, it really couldn't be any smaller than it is.