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Monday, May 21, 2012

Salon Livre.

The book house has a lounge at last. Well mostly. For the time being anyway. I am always changing things. I only got two photos before my camera politely shut itself down and told me a need new batteries. Snap!! So here are the only two pics I got. The wallpaper was the perfect shade of green I wanted. It's scrap booking paper. The fireplace is lovely and from Art of mini. Everything is made from cardboard, foamboard and balsa. I had wanted to do more frenchified panelling in this room but not one single wall was square!! The back wall bowed out. So I had to do each wall independant of the ones next to it and add balsa strips to cover up gaps when the wall peices were glued in place. Even then it moved heaps!! Yay for thick gesso. Arrgh but more of a challenge that way. There is a fake door at the back in the fake hallway leading to fake stairs to get to the rooms above which won't be fake. Great way of doing stairs. Don't.  I haven't glued in the french doors. Thought it might be bit of a trick trying to change light globes in the hallway with the doors in place permanently. So they pop in very snuggly. There's a non working chandelier to go in again from Art of Mini and more timber beams in white on the ceiling. I ran out of balsa. To ceiling rose or not to ceiling rose is still the question. Froggified furniture to be shabbied. Lots of cushions. A gramophone with Edith Piaf records. We are huge Edith fans. Scruffy books, brocante finds and all sorts of other mini goodies an 18yr old in Paris would bring home to fill it up now. Fun.



11 comments:

  1. Que fantastica sala, ahora queda lo mejor decorarla, espero que disfrutes mucho de eso.
    besitos ascension

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  2. It's a beautiful room. I'm curious to see it furnished.
    Bye Faby

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  3. Good way of faking stairs! I love the french doors and putting them in the corner is making the room interesting. Nice wallpaper and fireplace too. I am looking forward to see the rest.
    Hugs
    Maria

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  4. I love your work! Looking forward to the end result. Have you ever listened to Edith Piaf sing Les trois cloches with Les Compagnons de la Chanson and also Exodus? You can listen to it on You Tube. Believe me, it's worth it! I almost cry everytime I listen to her singing Les trois cloches!

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  5. Wonderful room, I love your style.
    Greetings, Ilona

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  6. I prefer to think of your 'fake' hallway, stairs, etc as simply 'unseen' :) Sounds like you love thick gesso as much as I love Polyfilla - I haven't felt guilty about it since I saw the HUGE containers of real life builders' bog at the hardward store - if it's good enough for the big guys in the real world it's good enough for us in our tiny one ;P

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  7. Hello Carrie,
    The room is beautiful. It looks very elegant. Your workmanship is excellent! I think a ceiling roise might be quite nice.
    Have a great week,
    Giac

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  8. It's a nice looking room, and an unusual shape. I like the way you have decorated it, and the big mirror over the fireplace.

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  9. One would never guess that this room gave you so many problems: it is lovely. Very clever idea to make the French doors removable, and the suggestion of stairs and hallway is a great tactic. I'll be very interested in how you decorate this room and the rest of the house too. Sandie

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  10. Te conocí en etsy donde adquirí unos platitos
    Me encanta tu trabajo y tu blog, del que ahora soy seguidora

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