Sunday, April 05, 2009
Cupboard (no longer) Bare
More luxurious Halfland time this week. Glorious. Built the wainscoting and storage cupboards on the bay window's wall in the cottage. Used the same piece of scrap 1/8" plywood I used to finish the bed. Used an awl, knife, nailset, anything strong and metal to crudely gouge/incise a tongue and groove pattern (wood carving tools were very costly and I found Dremel tool again utterly useless.) Fortunately for me, a perfect machined look wouldn't suit Rana's cottage. I mean, wouldn't a goat's cottage in the woods look like it was put together with hooves and teeth?! So, I happily left my chewed up texture and errant lines. moulding was added to the top rail. Leather hinges.
When the fuschia silk obi window seat cushions, woolen throw, etc. are finished and the clear glass tudor style windows are in place, that nook will be a welcome spot for afternoon naps.
bottom left, Halfland under moonlight.
upper left/lower right, finished kitchen cupboard too. Leather hinges, bent flat metal strip into scroll shapes, bound with leather jewelry cording. Putting a faux bois finish on doors of something grown out of a real tree cracked me up.
Lower left, more desiccated flowers and greenery for arrangements in the cottage. Pale blue flowers had to be painted fuschia to match the interior palette with a small brush.
Upper right, built a built-in set of bins in the roots of the tree with crate like drawers for stowing what else? Root vegetables! Likely the garlic and onion props will go here. It's since been painted to match the other kitchen furniture with appropriate marks of wear over time.