Posted 4 years ago
This is the latest view of the library. It is the first room I will be completing as I made up my mind to work on one room at a time.
First photo: The light fixtures are newly installed. They're LED lights as my husband and I didn't want to go through the trouble of wiring the house. The ceiling is tromp l'oeil, meant to look like a tin ceiling. You can see the curio cabinet to the right. I will take a separate photo at a later time so you can see its contents. The bookshelves are probably going as I want more room and have purchased a smaller bookshelf. I may need to add one more as one can't have a library bereft of books! In the foreground, you can see the Duncan Phyfe library table I assembled from a House of Miniatures kit. In the background, you can see the William and Mary tall case clock my husband assembled from another House of Miniatures kit.
Second photo: My husband built the Chippendale desk from a House of Miniatures kit. I love these kits! I'd purchased the dogs a while back and I like the way they look here. I am adding a fireplace to this wall so there will be some moving of furniture very soon. I also gave the walls another coat of paint to remedy the splotchiness and brush marks. I used an ink pad to stain the basket, and the ephemera in the basket is a collection of vintage ads and French fashion magazines I purchased as pdf files and assembled and aged with ink.
Third photo: I made the Hepplewhite table and lyre back chairs from House of Miniatures kits. The chairs now have blue cushions. The domino set was another pdf purchase that I assembled.
Fourth photo: Here is a view of the desk with all of the papers, a Reutter porcelain inkwell and a toast rack I use as a letter holder. The walls are getting baseboards and the ceiling will have molding.
Thank you for sharing my love of miniatures!