The library in the Wizards and Wands Bookstore building is Hywel's domain. He is handmaking everything, I am not allowed to buy anything for it...yet (apart from Aunt Agatha) .... just wait untill he wants to put lights in, he hasn't thought of that so far, too busy making bookshelves and secret stairways!!! lol. So above is a pic of his bookshelves under construction. They still need the shelves to be put in and we are having a little disagreement about whether to sand them smooth and wax them or leave them rough wood and rough varnish them. I want them sanded and gloriously highly waxed and polished, after all, this is Aunt Agatha's room! The floor will be polished floorboards though, so I have to be careful that they don't turn out similar and merge the floor and walls into one.
Now for the best bit.... the end bookshelf will be hinged and by moving a special book, ok, the side of the bookshelf, but lets have a little fantasy imagination here ;0) you reveal a secret stairway up to the magical Wizard's snug and work room in the attic!
The stairs are made from thin pieces of wood, glued together and then covered with Art Mache. I am going to either paint them a light grey stone colour or use Jacobean wood stain on them. I used the woodstain on the Wizards for the fireplace and they have turned out a great colour.
Well, thats all I have to share today, I need to go and tidy the big house now, (perhaps the kids will help me if I bribe them or threaten to pull the plug on the playstation and Hannah Montana on the tv!!!) I am then going to spend the afternoon photographing my new cushions and furniture to list in my little Etsy Store and keep one eye on the window... there is snow forecasted for this afternoon :0(