It came out looking like an odd type of sixties floor lamp.
But it fits under the little nook and with the bed pushed back there the battery is hidden. It gives just enough light to read by.
They're just raw wood but I like how they look. Almost the same as the floor, a little lighter than the bar.
And what's a kitchen without a breadbox and jam, with a jar of pickled vegetables.
My new project is... well, something just for fun. I've been thinking about this kit for a while. I found the MiniTown Loft on Ebay about a year and a half back and couldn't resist it.
And rather than start a huge, take up the whole table project, I decided to work on something a little smaller. So I put it together and then tried to figure out what I wanted to do with it. I've got no idea what to call it. It reminds me of a duplex in a way.
I like it but its very open. And I had the idea that it would be fun to do a little add on. So I started messing around and this is what I came up with.
So far the only issue I foresee is finding windows and doors to fit. They aren't selling the 'finishing' kit' for the Loft and the windows are not standard sizes. But there are plenty of tutorials out there including Kris's about how to make doors and windows so I'll be reading up on them. Definitely want the modern look.
So I'll be looking into what I can use for the exterior. Possibly clapboard or stucco. Not sure about the stucco but I'm thinking about it.
The idea is to hinge the add on to the back loft wall and have the whole side open up like the little Fisher Price house I recall from childhood.
In this way I'm protecting the house from my Building Inspector. She was already poking her nose in the long side window while it was taped together so I don't think I'm erring in my caution.
I've got a couple more fans like the one I sent Keli and I'm planning on making an iron spiral staircase like Mara's tutorial.
|Not my picture...I'm no where near this. This is a Pintrest picture of Mara's tutorial|
I'm having fun with it and not stressing out. It'll fill the time for a while and maybe I can keep two projects going simultaneously in 2017. We'll see.
Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and your New Year is filled with good things. Like contest winnings!