So I added some greenery to the bushes and some moss to the edges of the steps and flowerbeds. I plan on getting a knife and gouging at the wood a bit then using some watered down black paint to age them a bit more. But that's for tomorrow.
Here's what I've gotten done so far regarding the landscaping.
So I think they look a little less...manicured. If that makes sense?
Now the bathroom... It's such a small space that I didn't want to throw a lot of color in there in the way of towels or laundry, so I stuck with white there. The toiletries have enough color that they show up against the shelves and sink pretty well. And I added some posters to liven up the walls a bit. They're cut out of some scrapbooking paper and I thought they were appropriate for a New Orleans house considering they're in French.
I used one of my rounded jewelry pliers to curl the edges so they'd look like they'd been around moisture for a while.
Last minute switch up was me adding the orchid to the shelf near the window and putting the potpourri up above the bathtub.
In no particular order the bath tissue and holder were from Reutter Porcelain and I got them off Ebay. The toiletries are from SyreetasMiniatures and Villa Miniature. The towels on the shelf and cosmetics on the sink are from Villa Miniature as well. The folded knit blankets on the bottom shelf are from Fabulously Flawed Mini. I could spend way too much money in her shop because everything is so cute! The orchid is from Diane Paone Miniatures.
Remy LeBeau is sitting in the laundry basket as cats tend to do. He's from the incomparable Maya Schippl. She sells on Ebay generally and you have to keep watch for her. Now and then she'll offer commissions for auction. That's how I got Remy and Marie.
The bedroom was a little dark so I made another lamp using one of the LED bulbs and some beads and jewelry findings.
I added the lamp, accessories and cosmetics to the bureau and glued them down. I got the bureau and matching mirror from Ebay and can't remember the seller I'm sorry to say.
The beads are from Keli and the jewelry box is from UOLHKscalefurniture. The nail polish and cosmetics are from Villa Miniature. The iPhone is from LiLu Miniature. The tissue holder and portrait are from Reutter Porcelain and the candy dish is from Chrynsbon. The candy dish is being used to hold bobby pins and other miscellaneous beauty supplies.
Once I got everything situated on the bureau I put it into the bedroom and got all the artwork set up on the walls and the bed, chair and lamp cabinet added.
The bed I've show you before and the sources for the bedding and afghan are here. I made the chair and lamp cabinet. The lamp is from Reutter Porcelain and the battery is hidden in the cabinet. The Eiffel towers are jewelry findings with the loops snipped off. The books are from LDelaney (who is based in New Orleans, LA, interestingly enough). The designer purse is from audretsatelier who sells on Ebay.
The Mardi Gras masques are from Reutter Porcelain and the fan is a brooch from my grandmother made out of mother of pearl. The rug is from kathiecrisan. Lounging on the bed and looking quite comfortable is Alistair. He's very dapper and sweet, another of the wonderful Maya's creations, and he likes to hang out wherever there's a nice soft place and feet he might be able to sprawl across. And sitting by the door, after having knocked over a shoe or two is Marie. She's also from Maya and arrived along with Remy who's favorite spot (as we've seen) is the laundry basket. Marie likes to hang out on the balcony and she's just waiting for the doors to open.
The shoes, of which there are many, are from YinyingO. I seriously have a problem resisting these gorgeous little things. The joke is I need them in miniature and also in RL size nine. They're that gorgeous. See?
They arrive in adorable little shoe boxes with tissue paper just like real shoes. Here are the other two pair that are in the room. One set will probably get moved to inside the front door in the living room. Our lady tends to kick them off when she gets home from work and put them away later.
You may have noticed I've also gotten the wall that opens cleaned up inside, the wood and tape doesn't show and everything is framed off in white. It looks a lot cleaner now so I'm pretty pleased. So where are we with the list?
Trim (bedroom ceiling and outer walls)
Add living room accessories & stick down.
Add kitchen accessories and cabinet by sink.
Make cushion for purchased balcony chair
Finalize balcony and add accessories.
Get base cut down and add concrete texture.
Glue down landscaping and steps to doors.
Mostly little things to finish up. It looks like more than it is since I split out the rooms.
That's my progress for the week so far! Hope you're all having a great weekend. They're never long enough but they're fun while they last.