June 10, 2012

New walls + a bed fit for a witch part 1

I've been busy the past couple of days, so I only had time for miniatures during the weekend. What I decided to improve were the walls in my house. I did a coat of glue for ceramic tiles, which is just like plaster when dry. This is what it looks like now. Only paint left to add.

I still need to sand it down and then it'll be ready for painting. I'm still deciding on the color though.... I'm thinking light grey... I would leave this color but it's a bit too bright.

And the next project was a bed. I saw this bed when I was searching for inspiration. Unfortunately I don't remember where I got the picture from, but I don't own any rights to it.

The ultimate inspiration.... It's just gorgeous! I decided that the curved board is way past my skill level so I came up with a flat design.

This is the plan for the back board.

And the plan for the front board. These plans are my own design, so please ask if you wish to use them.

The pieces for my bed. I had to glue some boards together since I didn't have wood that was big enough.

First I cut out the outer part and then the inner part. I debated if I should just leave the bed with only the outer part, since I liked it already. But I decided to try it anyway. I won't cut out the back board though, will finish this one first with fabric and paint and then I'll see if I'll like it or not. That way, if I don't like it I only have to cut out one piece again :)

And the back board cut out. This will wait until the other one is completely finished. Just in case....

This is all I had time for. I'm hoping I'll be able to finish the front board of the bed tomorrow. I'm just irritated because I had this really gorgeous red velvet that would be perfect for this, but used it for another project. And when I went to the store last week they said they don't have any more. So I'll have to see which fabric would be good for this. Perhaps black velvet..... I'd like a deep purple, but again, can't get any :/ Perhaps I'll have to widen my search and include more types of fabric, not just velvet. We'll see....

This is it for now. Can't wait to see how this bed will turn out!