Furnishings

The upstairs apartment is coming closer and closer to completion. The window treatments (shades) for the kitchen and hallway are in.

Kitchen window treatment

Kitchen window treatment

They were made with cloth and hot glue (I was too lazy to haul out the sewing machine). First the space in the window was measured, then the piece of cloth was cut into a rectangle a little longer than the window with allowance on all four sides for a fold over hem. Then the hem was folded in and glued making sure the smaller rectangle created fits into the window. Then the cloth was folded as seen here and a spot of glue placed to hold the folds on either side (not in the center). Once complete glue the top the shade into the upper area of the window with hot glue.

Hallway window treatment

Hallway window treatment

The shade is not adjustable but can be folded up if needed. Maybe the next shade I create will be operable.

To reward myself for this little project I took some time out to pose the dolls in this new setting:

Chatter

Chatter

 

Girls catching up

Girls catching up

Eugenia having tea

Eugenia having tea

 

Kitchen passthrough

Kitchen pass through

 

 

Ianna preparing tea

Ianna preparing tea

View of Living and Kitchen

View of Living and Kitchen

The wall needs a little straightening, but I am quite happy with how things turned out. Pattern variety in the kitchen is a bit out there, but hey every gal in my city has their own unique sense of style. 🙂 Maybe I can convince the resident (Ianna fixing tea) that the wallpaper needs to be toned down when she can afford it. 🙂

Pin cushion chair and POM bag

Pin cushion chair and POM bag

I’m still on the fence about placing this chair here. I had to hoist it up with some wooden thing-a-ma-gigs from the craft store and haven’t gotten around to painting them black. Not quite sure if this chair blends in with the decor of the room, but I love it so much and love the cute storage under the seat. The bag is from Purse of the Month club.

View from hallway

View from hallway

Opps the magazine rack got bounced out of place. Anyway this is the view as if you were looking from the bedroom door down the hallway. Not sure if I want to paint the ceiling.

Kitchen passthrough

Kitchen pass through

 

 

I’m so proud of this pass through window from the kitchen to the living room. It gives the space a more open feel and a touch of realism for the dolls.

Next I spent some time on the back wall of the diner.

Memorabilia Wall in Diner

Memorabilia Wall in Diner

Combining miniatures I have collected over the years with some 3-D stickers I found at the craft store, I think I have accomplished the look of the decor on the wall in some North American restaurants.  There is still a lot of work to be done in this space but it’s coming along nicely.

Diner progress

Diner progress

Thanks for viewing!!

 

We’re backkk!

My vacation was great, but every once in a while I missed working on my diorama. Today was my third day back and I spent most of the day in my diorama room (second day was dedicated to the doll room 🙂 ). Here are a few pictures of the upper apartment progress:

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Basically I framed the door and windows and pass thru, then put up a few framed pictures I found at Hobby Lobby.

Thanks for your patience.