Last night, I treated myself to 2 little dragons (links and pics to follow) for my Wizards and Wands attic and it got me thinking.... I haven't actually got around to finishing anything for the bookstore in ages! The library room is looking quite full, but the bookstore itself is looking quite bare and the attic floor only has a telescope in it! So, I curled up on the sofa with my little TV dinner table (they are a perfect size and height to work at) and I finished 'Dressing' one of the bookstore floor bookcases.
I had distressed and aged the store bookcases last year and sort of filled a couple of shelves, so it was just a case of adding finishing touches to some shelves and making books, scrolls, envelope stacks, etc for the other shelves.
It was lovely to sit and make something a little hickedly pickedly looking and grungy in corners, because it is purely for me and will never be put on sale, it didn't matter if it got that little too dusty or if the book pages look a tad over used!
My wand boxes leave a lot to be desired LOL
I still can't decide if they look more like old bread loaves rather than dirty old wand boxes, but in the gloom of the bookstore, they work, so I am happy with them :)
On the top of the bookcase, there are some of my paper bundles and envelope stacks and Kat's sorting hat has a prize spot, perfect for keeping an eye on all the goings on in the shop! :)
This is the bookcase in situ in my Wizards and Wands Bookstore, blending right in :)
You never know, now that I have finished one bookcase, I may be inspired to finish the other one and of course when those little dragons arrive, they will need the attic to be started!! So, 2011 may see some progress on Wizards and Wands, unless I get distracted again of course LOL
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Hywel on the other hand, spent last night working on the Witches house Commission.
The windows and door are in and are ready to be painted and aged once the roof has been art mached.
Inside, the main room is ready for painting and having the stair spindles put in. This is how it looks now, all white....
and this is how I am hoping it will look once painted... warmer and softer looking
The floorboards have been sanded, waxed, re-sanded, re-waxed then aged to make them look really old, bumpy and worn. These floorboards took all evening to do, but they look superb for a witches cottage and I have informed Hubby that I want him to do some like for me now LOL
Upstairs, in the smaller room, you can see the beginning of a corner fireplace ...
and that's how far hubby has progressed! I have promised that I will start painting it this afternoon, so no more nattering from me, I am off to get the paint pots and mixing palette out! :0)
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