July 17, 2023

Half Scale Witch Cottage Furnishings Update

Odd plants in the potion-making room. 

I admit not being too inspired lately. That happens when you get near the end of a project, though I still have a bunch of trimming and stuff to do yet. (Like that place on the ceiling above. Click photos for full size; see other posts in left column archives. Last post: roof, etc.)

I still have some furnishings to make yet and figure the layout, which is more fun. ha!

So, the few things I've finished lately:

* Plant stand for the potion-making room above. Made the stand out of mat board. Works for the space. Didn't want anything too big. And now I have a place for these 'odd' plants.

* More plants: Leaves, actually. A kit from Castle Crafts. I think I'm going to wrap them around the front porch post. I glued some cloth-covered wire to the back as they're rather fragile.

* Finally! The picture isn't great, but had to show that I got the standing lamp hooked up and working in the second floor! I almost gave up as I had to really fiddle with it to reach in and twist together the two wires from the wall and from the lamp, and then solder them. Took quite a few tries. ha! It's not in place yet until I figure the furniture layout, then I'll glue it down.

* Furnishings: 

Gothic Chest (SDK Miniatures) for the second floor. Just love this set! I painted the front and the top of the knobs gold. I'll add some witchy items in the top drawer.

Love how this table came out! It's card/like mat board, so the legs are rather delicate. Painted with regular acrylic with a light coat of varnish. I like the old-fashioned look. (Also from Castle Crafts.) I'll probably use it next to the window in the first-floor sitting room:

*  Other items: rug and chair I made awhile ago. The rug is simply printed, glued to packaging card, and coated with Mod Podge. The fringe glued on the back is cut from cross-stich fabric. 

Something cool I found: Saw this paintbrush stand at Dollar Tree. Nice way to separate the brushes instead of bunching them together in a cup.

* And the real-life flowers: The morning glories we planted are finally opening! We had added the two trellises on the ends and planted four boxes this time. The vines reach over and grab, and are crawling all the way to the top. 

This striped flower is really pretty.

That's it for this time! Stay tuned for more posts and updates. 

And Halloween is coming!! Not sure what I'll do, but I'll be moving my Fairfield back to the other table and decorate it once I don't open the sliding door any more to the deck.

Thanks again for visiting!