Saturday, April 24, 2010

Frontage of the Umbrella Shop. Totally made from scratch - could not source ready made windows or doors as I wanted them accurate replicas. Have to make full-length glass fronted display cabinets for all 3 internal walls next. The fun part will be to make all the different umbrellas, parasols and walking sticks for the cabinets.

Decorated cabinet.

Cabinet in the raw.
Thought it was about time I updated my blog with what I've been doing the last couple of months. I've been having a break from my Georgian House and a replica of The Old Umbrella Shop, a Victorian Umbrella-makers shop as I became interested in doing a Dutch Baby House Cabinet after several friends started one. Mine was a raw cabinet from Silly Sisters and so far I have done the outside in cream with decals and gold touches and painted the inside white, ready for the wall and floor papers. Next will be the 144th furniture kits which I know will be a real challenge!