While listening to a Sox game last nite, I was thinking about how I could work on the bedding in the right hand room. I have an idea of the actual cover and pillows but just laying them on the tatami didn’t seem right to me. I liked the idea of having an actual futon frame. So, with some leftover pieces of wood and some coffee stirrers, I managed to make a little futon frame. Now at least the bedding will look more realistic sitting on top of it. I made a little mattress from a foam piece left over from our iPad packaging. While I was navigating, I stumbled across this site which had the most amazing roomboxes I have ever seen. The most interesting aspect was how he manages to render pillows that drape. I discovered that he does workshops and mentioned that he uses sand. So, of course, out I went to get some fine grain sand (not beach sand - I figured that would eventually stain from the oils and dirt in the sand) so garden decorating sand.
I decided that by using fine sand, I would have to use adhesive tape while making the bedding. That way, grains would not escape the way they would if I had sewn the actual futon duvet. I must say that it looks much nicer - it actually lays flat on the futon instead of sticking up on the sides or something.
In the meantime, my LEDs arrived. First thing I did was drill a hole in the stove piece and install the lights there. I think they look pretty good. I added a few pieces of painted wood and glued down the lights. I wanted to be able to see the colors a little more so by covering the lights with wooden kindling I figured it would look a little more interesting. I managed to install the stove in the kitchen front room and create a little back shelf to hide the wires and cell battery. I glued the actual on/off switch to the wall as if it were an actual light switch. It’s not so obvious so more than acceptable for me.
|Still need some knives, utensils and pots...|
After printing off a bunch of mini boxes (soap and food stuff) from Jim’s Printable Page and Jen’s printables, I glued in a few items in the kitchen. It just needs some utensils and we are at a good point!
I also managed to install some of the lighting into the ceilings and run wires along the back of the house. I should have ordered extra wiring as the gauge wire I used for Gianluca’s trains is a bit big. I will have to hit another hardware store to see if they carry a finer gauge. But the lights fit perfectly and installation should be a breeze once I hook them all up.
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