Monday, January 19, 2015

The children's room

It's taken me awhile to get around to this room but once I got started it seemed to come together quite well. As I've mentioned throughout the blog I have been trying to fashion this house on my childhood in the late fifties and early sixties. My brother and I had twin divan beds with wooden headboards and try as I might I didn't seem able to find anything like that in 1:12th scale. My first thought was to make them from scratch but after seeing a couple of cheap little beds at a fair I decided altering these would be the easiest way to go.
This is the one I found..

So I then had to begin the task of taking it all apart and removing the foot board and getting it back together!


By taking off the foot board and staining the headboard in a 'teaky' colour this gave me something as near to the ones we had. Next some bedding....


Candlewick bedspreads were the next stumbling block. I've not been able to find anything to replicate this in miniature apart from some cotton fabric with a candlewick type pattern on it. And it seems to have done the job.....(I couldn't find candy striped sheets either!) I just need to make some eiderdowns now.

The chair between the two divans is one made up from a Jane Harrop kit. I didn't want anything too big or too fancy and this has done the job nicely I think. A chair like this was our bedside table when we were little!
No bedside lights in those days! Well not until we were much older....

The chest of drawers is a barewood one which I've stained and waxed.

The wardrobe is one I've had for awhile and seems to fit in here well. 

I bought the little book shelf from Pudsey Fair. I think it's home made as I haven't seen another one like it and it's just the job for displaying the books and games.

I couldn't resist buying this llittle dress from a fair - so cute!

So that's my progress so far on this little room. There are one or two odds and ends to do. The fireplace needs to be glued in place and I need to find a little rug to put between the beds....