Saturday, April 20, 2013

Tuscan Book Room Mk II

Two posts in a week!!!!! Oh my and the sky didn't fall in. Bonus!! I liked my Tuscan inspired book room so much I made another one which was better and gave it away so I could keep my original one. I think that made sense. Anyway my Grandmother lives so very far away from me and my kidlets. I thought I would use the Tuscan Book Room as a showcase of all the mad mini-ing that I do. So she knows what I'm on about. It may seem wicked I know to give a woman of many, many mature years a gift whose items are so teeny she can't see them but that's what glasses and magnifying glasses are for. Electron microscope anyone?!!! Anyhoos it got put on the back burner what with Maison de Livre, New Zealand, kids and that life stuff. Today I finished it, yay!!! The crowd cheers!!! Any way here are some pics. The light is getting lousy for photos. Sun heading to the other side of the house like it does this time of year and the tree outside my window just keeps growing, as they do. Have a squizz, I got to put dinner on.

See you all and be safe!!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A Little Room Box...with one wall and no roof.

 For photos of larger items I had been using the attic room of the Maison de Livre. It was just perfect!!! But it needed to go with the rest of the house when my niece Bek finally took the keys. Argh what to do says I. Well an amazing thing happened, my brain worked! Yes in a mathy numbers and use of rulers kind of way. I usually work in the way of mmmm a gap...need to cover it...timber bit all shabbified will do. Bingo and all done. Actually it was probably motivated by what usually motivates me, a desperate need not to do more work than I need to. I didn't want to make another room box ergh too much work!! Now I sound like my kids. So mathy numbers part of my gray matter stirred from it's deep slumber and a light bulb turned on. Before it blew out I quickly sketched down the idea. And lo and behold drum roll please, it worked. It's just a little photo studio. No walls or roof. Let's in more light that way. I don't plan on talking panoramic shots here. Foam core 5mm thick. The base is two thicknesses. 5mm from one long end I have left a chanel 5mm wide. Lots of 5mm here, not too mathy. There are two wallpapers I just lorve so I wallpapered both sides of my wall. Added base boards 5mm up on both sides. So the idea is the wall just slides in and out. I can have a choice of two types of wallpaper for my pics. The base boards help it to stay in place. Did any of that make sense?? Anyways I thought I would share my mathy moment thinking it could help out someone else. I am very sure I'm not the only one to have done this but here it is, save you some Googling.

With the green wallpaper side, I can't remember the name of it doh.

Foam board is 20cm x 25cm. Channel 5mm wide and little bit at the back is 5mm. To glue on the baseboards (once the wallpaper was on) I slid the wall piece into the channel , glued both cut to size pieces of timber and bunged them on, holding them till they dried. Perfect fit then. The timber floor is just an image I found of the net and printed.

Other side, Emma in cream I think it is.

I think it works purty well.

Fizz pop there goes my light bulb. Ahh it was good while it lasted.

Nite folks!! Carriexx