Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Roombox progress pictures

It has been about 3 months since I started working on my first roombox. The wall you see here is my main wall.Everything was handmade , even the windows. I did not use the store bought ones. The wood borders were done with a jig bit and all the pieces are ready to be attach and to be paint.
The space you see on the bottom is for the fire place. Below I am telling you my plans!*grin*

When I go to bed at night ... let me fix this .... when I FINALLY go to bed ,*grin* , I still think about things and most of my ideas comes from this time on. On the right you see an old frame from an antique container that I used to have. I used the flowers from that piece to create my pulleys for the curtains. The white piece is the plaster negative mold and the other one is my positive mold. The one the back you can see my pulleys.I used brass rods and the flowers were made from liquid fiber glass ( love that stuff!). Then gold leaf was applied and sealed. There are 2 sizes , the larger are for the top and the smaller for the sides.

Number 1 i am showing you a brick wall from a miniature train set. Number 2 is my negative mold made from fiberglass. Number three is my fireplace. I have only used shellac as based coat... still have to paint and detail . I want my fire place to look real and this molding process took about 10 days of work because I was not happy with the original train set .

To make the wood frames one need tools. I am blessed to have just the right thing.

This is the top of my room. The silver you see is a foil used to reflect light. Although my room will be electric I still wanted the light to reflect the windows because my main wall has a 4inches space to allow depth and reality. Oh , when I have all set you will understand!*grin*


Artisan of Ocala said...

Its great to have the know how and the ideas, but the right tools and a nice clean workspace is everything! Looking good so far!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Tita! This is magnificent....everything, I mean everything is perfect. But what amazes me just as much, is the facilities and tools that you have in order to get this project RIGHT! Your barn, work area and home are so perfectly equipped for an artist such as yourself!!!! I am enchanted, as always my dearest!!! Forgive me for being late; work is crazy!!!! Bisous, Anita

Joanna Thomas said...

This is wonderful! I am so impressed by all the hard work and your heart you put into your work. I can't wait to see it finished. It will be a dream room!

Miriam said...

Bravissima, sei sempre in piena attività creativa, sei un vulcano...
Ti amndo un caro abbraccio!

Patricia Cabrera said...

Oh Joanna, you are a DOLL!! Thank you dear one!

Patricia Cabrera said...

grazie cosi tanto caro Miriam, le vostre note sono cosi divertente~

Beth said...

Wow...Your roombox looks so cute. Everything on your blog is awesome. You are a combination on artistic skills and creativity blessed with this special purpose. Amazing art...! I don't have any more words to say. All these peices created by you are a masterpiece in itselfIflorist.co.uk

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

What a blessing to see how diligence can produce such craftsmanship. YOu are a wonder, ma chèrie! Anita

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Patricia
What an outstanding job you have done with your wood working.. This room box is magnificent!
Yes, a router is such a great piece of equipment to have around.
What I admire most about you is your constant gratitude for life.. You are a treasure my dear.. Anita speaks so highly of you..!
The world is a more beautiful place with you in it. Your talent and attention to every detail constantly leaves me speachless. Blessings, Penny