This week I’ve been having a go at a little woodwork. I have built a desk! In 12th scale naturally…
I have a storyline in my Instagram account at the moment where the man of the house is looking for refuge, he’s had his eye on the attic room.
So this week the handyman has been in and has re-laid a wooden floor and hung some bold wallpaper. Mr Eugene Carter has been scouring the furniture salesrooms for a desk and furniture for his new room and found this! It’s in the style of Chinese Black Lacquer work.
I made the desk with some wood and my junior hacksaw, a bit of sandpaper and glue. I realise this will not be winning any prizes but it will (apart from you few readers) only ever be seen on the Instagram feed in a Willow filter so I hope the slight wonkiness will go unnoticed! The drawers are just for show – there is a limit to my carpentry skills.
Once I’d made it I returned to my comfort zone and painted it in black acrylic paint.
Then I sourced some patterns and picked a bit from here and a bit from there and started to decorate with these lovely gel pens (my new weakness) and once well and truly dry, I varnished the whole thing.
Here he is buying the table – he’s got quite a bit of cash with him but I didn’t like to ask how much!
I then decorated a readymade little side table.
I must stop now – you can have too much of a good thing!
Thanks for reading,
back soon, Love Rosie