So I finished reupholstering my Thomas Jefferson chairs in the Susan Bembridge fabric and I have to say I am rather pleased with the results. Normally, I am not a 'matchy-matchy' kind of guy, but somehow in this setting it WORKS, as they're always saying on those HGTV shows.
Would there be enough fabric to complete the job???
The venerable Susan Bembridge herself thought that one piece would do the job, and she was right! She even steered me toward the cotton sateen instead of the silk, which I originally favored. She told me that non-other than John Hodgson preferred the cotton --and who am I to argue with the likes of that? I'm actually glad I heeded her sage advice because it was tough enough to line up the pattern without the added misery of slippery silk!
I'm thinking about adding some piping to the edges of my chairs, à la manière de Catherine of Kilmouski & Me, a blog I have come to adore.
But for now...I'm calling the room 'complete!'
House of Miniatures chair I built for the piano. It's actually one of the same chairs from the Entrance Hall, but in a walnut finish and gilded detail on the lyre back.
I decided to do the seat cushion in the red silk to go with the balloon shades at the windows.
I also, one morning tossed the sheet music into my cup of coffee because it just seemed too white, lol!
I am still looking for an appropriate image to go under the spinet lid...send me one if you think it would fit the odd shape!
There are a few other details I would like to change... but isn't that the way of dollhouses?
I have another chandelier for the room in mind, but it might have to go on my Christmas list. I also have my eye on a harp.
new, seven-tier candelabras on the tables along the back wall? They are from Patre's Dollhouse Miniatures, and I just LOVE them! Of course, what's not to love about gold and sparkles, right?The three-tiered candles in the middle ground are hers, as well.
Then there is the 'little person's chair' in the foreground...it was actually a mistake-purchase but I almost NEVER return things to stores because --well,--I don't know why... I was not planning on having any references to children in my house because I sort of have this love/hate relationship with children...and by that I mean I love to hate them, lol! I was telling Fiona the other day that I believed all children should be shipped out to Military School until they're eighteen and are able to talk intelligently about Art --but that's just silly ol' me talking, so attention must not be paid!
1/24 scale violin to set on it...for a little, budding Mozart, perhaps? Gods! Am I getting soft in my old --in my-- in my-- as I approach middle-age?