So, this is the other half of the box frame, that I wrote about here.
Those dividing pieces were really stuck to the tongue and groove, so it gave me an idea.
I bashed out the diagonal pieces, cut them down and moved them. There were bits of wood and glue that I couldn't remove, so I decided to cover it all in plaster. I had a large tub of cheap wood filler, so I used that.
I did thin layers of plaster and made sure it dried out between each coat. When the middle sections were done, I found some wood to make a frame.
Ok, so nothing fitted or joined up, but I just kept filling and painting, filling and painting.
In the end I had a mini unit for loads of little things that have been in a drawer. I know that some of them are pretty tacky and twee, but they are sentimental, and I found a nice little space in the corner of the guest room that I am trying to finish.
The only things I'm really NOT attached to, are the teapots. I bought them about 20 years ago and loved them then, but not any more !
The silver piece on the right is a silvered champagne cork commemorating the birth of my oldest friend's son. The brightly coloured dish and the one below are metal enamelled dishes from china. I bought them when I was a child, from a jumble sale.
When I was young I wasn't interested in dolls. I would go to a shop called Pauline Lovell, in Sevenoaks (it's no longer there), and buy knick knacks, like the ones below. They had a craft shop as well, and I would go there for fabric and beads.
Both of the things below were gifts - a little tiny powder compact and a small hand mirror, with stitching on the back.
I have a really cute little silver mirror, but no idea where it came from - you can just see little ribbons and flowers etched onto the back. Next to it, is a tiny box set of four Winnie the Pooh books - greatly faded as it was also purchased 30 or 40 years ago !
I've been writing this post while staying at my friend Pandy's house, and she informs me that I promised the teapots to her !! Brilliant - she loves collections, and she has a few of the teapots already (and a much larger house), and I get to gift them (which feels better great) and display a couple of other things I recently found.
And, the cost of all this? Well, the whole box frame was £5, and I used half for each project, and everything else I had already. So that's £2.50 for my mini plastered shelf !
As you can see, the walls of my mini guest room are white - well what else could I chose.
Anyway, the room really is tiny - white makes it feel larger.
More on that soon !
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