But I finally managed it and Friday night I started the process of making an octagonal table. It has a ribbon hinge to hold two of the panels so I can put a battery pack inside for the lamp.
You can see that it's partially open here. I'm pretty happy with how it looks... it's not too huge but it's just tall enough for a table lamp.
I also made a mirror for the bathroom. It started out as a House of Miniatures kit. But the trim that came with the kit kept breaking, splintering and just misbehaving in general. So I got out some of my chair rail and improvised.
I added some left over curlicues from my porch trim to give it some dimension. Then painted it green, brushed it with crackle medium and painted it Warm White over the whole thing. I like the look, some color but not overwhelming.
But I wanted to put a door on the front and make it a bit taller. Which I did. I did the same treatment on it as I did the mirror only with a dark pink undertone and Snow White over the crackle medium.
I like the look, but I think its a bit too tall. I might try this again and see if I can leave out the drawer and just add a little door over the whole front instead. We'll see.
It's a bit whimsical and fun which I like. A nice contrast to the bed and bureau. The knobs are cut off brass nails. I'll make the chair to go next to it and see how high it is in comparison. It's meant to be a table for a reading lamp.
And I'm working on the chair as well. Slow and steady right? You all probably have seen the kit before.
This is as far as I've gotten.
It's been a busy weekend so I don't know that I'll get much further today. Our new washing machine was finally delivered today and now we're trying to catch up on laundry.
With luck I'll get a bit more done but I'm not holding my breath.