Monday, May 25, 2009

Disecting a Fountain

Well, this is the fountain I plan to use on the back wall of the SW room. The bottom hole is for the light and the hole in the mouth is for the "running" water. Tomorrow I am going to paint it with diluted gray morter. Should be a nice contrast against the white walls.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Slow Going

Well, I finally got more tile mastic to finish the walls. They changed labels and the clerk at Lowe's assured me it was the same stuff-I really hope so. I got hinges for the doors and a fountain for the porch. I am going to put Saran wrap in the lion's mouth and pour plastic water down it. I am doing something else today or I would pour the tile.


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Well, here are some more prep pictures of the SW room. Right now I am tired of messing with it. I decided to light the back part of the wall-even though the room is small. I saw another SW room the same size and it was lighted on its back wall-looked good. My daughter, who knows nothing about miniatures, call me and said I should antique the shiny light fixtures. I was astonished that she made such a suggestion. Someone in my family was interested in my minis-I may just faint. I will probably get started again tonight.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

SW Room Layout

Well, I have laid out the room furnishings. Next I am going to drill holes and put 3" dowels w/points where the walls are to go to hold them. I am then going to thinset the walls and kiva. I cut the shelf for the kiva TOO BIG, so I have got to cut it down to size. After the walls go up, I am going to tile the floor and the kiva. I have bought alot of SW dishes-can't wait to put them in the cabinets.


Monday, May 11, 2009

The SW Room Begins

Well, the top picture is the "new" kiva. I was not going to change anything in this room kit, but
I could not help myself. I tore the kiva I was given all apart and am redoing the whole thing. It took about $7 worth of Styrofoam to change it. I plan to tile the inside of the fire place and the wood hole underneath. I have till Sept. 1 to finish-I better get busy. The bottom picture is of the poles that go across the top of the building. I want to distress them to look really gray and worn.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

More Southwest Creations

This is the chair I just reupholstered. It is a Bespaq chair. There are little tacks on the side bottom seat of the chair. For sale at my web site:

These are large pots I made. The top two are 2" high and the bottom two are 2.5" high. They are very rough-like real Mexican pottery.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

New Pots of Cactus

Well, this is what I did today. Cactus, cactus, cactus. Some with feathers and some with red coral chips. Tomorrow, I am going to make little scenes in pots. That should be alot of fun.
The cactus in pots are 1/12th scale.