Wednesday, 9 October 2019

New Project 'Cures & Remedies' on 'Life & Style' TV Show

Hello everyone,

Hope you are all way and having a great week. Today I am a bit under the weather so here I am sharing another post from the sofa.

I have some exciting news to share with you. After the summer break, I am back on the 'Life & Style' TV Show on the Maltese TV channel NET TV with a new dolls house project.

The new project will be called 'Cures & Remedies' which will be an Apothecary, a Druggist shop and will be part of my very own Regent Street.

I had this very small room box which I never used. The good thing about it is that it fitted perfectly in the empty spot that was remaining in my Regent Street.

Even though it is small, it is quite spacious for its purposes. 

Returning on the first day of the 'Life & Style' studio, was like returning back to a family were I belong. It was good to see so many familiar faces and catching up.  The studio was decorated differently and it looks great.

I will be back on a Monday every fortnight with Charles Saliba till the end of June 2020.

Charles and I
 We started off the program with the introduction of the new project. I got to share the wall paper and the flooring that I would be using for the shop. 

During the show I started by painting the front. I have designed the shop sign beforehand. While researching on Victorian apothecary shops and druggist, it was interesting to find so many remedies that were used in the period. I would never think of using such substances in today's world.

Here is the link to the three parts during the tv show.

During the show I got to finish most of the shop front.

So this is all for today. I will share an update on this project after next Monday's new episode on 'Life & Style'. In the mean time I will continue working on the Regency House Pembroke Grange. Make sure to keep tuned.

Take Care and See You Soon.


Rebecca xxx

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

The Bedroom in Pembroke Grange

Hello everyone,

Hope you are all having a good week. I have been quite busy here as usual. The kids seem to be settling in their new classes at school. 

Today I will be sharing with you the fourth and last room of Pembroke Grange. I have done it during the weekend and I am pleased how it turned out. This room will be the main bedroom.

The Main Bedroom
Just like the other rooms, it starts just like a blank canvas, just a coating of paint that was applied while building the house. The first thing that I added to the room was the wooden flooring.

I wanted something a bit different for the main bedroom which will also require me to change the coloring of the furniture when the time comes. I went for a typical French Blue which was very popular in the Regency Period. I like to call it the typical blue used by royalties. This pattern comes from an original antique wall paper which I have down sized, fixed and printed. I have also added the embossed ceiling paper.

Every room in Pembroke Grange has a fireplace and so I added one in the bedroom on the left hand side to fit right underneath the chimney. I also added the wall paneling which I painted in the same blue and the cornice to the ceiling in cream to match the cream pattern of the wall paper and the fireplace. 

The fireplace surround looked too plain for my tastes, so with some touches of my own, it looks more richer and fits the room better.

Finally I printed another ceiling rose with my 3D Printer and painted it in cream and blue with touches of gold and added another chandelier. 

I was so pleased to see it all done and it looks even better with the lights lit.

The bedroom was the last room to be decorated. Seeing it all done without  any furniture or accessories already looks great to me especially when it was lit.

Here are a few pictures of the interior of Pembroke Grange.

Later in the evening, when it started to get dark, I took a few pictures of the house lit. Don't you think it looks magical?

I hope you like what I have done so far. I can't wait to start decorating it with all sorts of furniture and accessories, but before that I will continue working on the front and adding my last touches.

Today I also have an announcement to make. As a few of you already know, I will be back on the 'Life & Style' Tv Show for the new whole season on Net TV. Yesterday was my first appearance and I will be having a new project just for the show. It is going to be part of my Victorian street of Shops Regent Street and this time we will be having an Apothecary, Druggist called 'Cures & Remedies'

I will be sharing with you my progress on this one after every TV show.

Make sure to keep tuned as you will be having lots to follow now;  The Regency House 'Pembroke Grange and the Victorian Apothecary 'Cures & Remedies'.

Take Care and See You Soon.


Rebecca xxx

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

The Study Room in Pembroke Grange

Hello everyone,

Here we are again in the beginning of Autumn. Hope you are all having a good week. The kids have started their new scholastic year now. I miss the trio being around. The weather is getting cooler too and we did have a few showers.

Today I wanted to share with you the start of  the Study room in Pembroke Grange.

The Study room in Pembroke Grange
The room is situated right on top of the drawing room. Not quite a big room but spacious enough to add the details that I needed. 

As I was going to add another false wall to the back to give the house more depth, I started wall papering the room with two different type of papers.

Once the flooring, ceiling and wall paper were done, I started working on the back wall which will include the library and a door way. 

On the right hand side I wanted to add a fire place so it could match with the chimney on the roof.

I had a resin fire place to fit the room but I added a few more details of my own to make it look a bit more rich. 

I added the wall paneling to the walls and I stained them in dark oak to match both the doors.

Finally I added the cornice, another ceiling rose that I made with my 3D printer and the chandelier. 

Like the other rooms, I couldn't help not turning on the lights. Here are a few pictures of the room lit.

Still not sure what furniture to add but when the time comes I am sure it will look very much like a study.  Hope you like what I have done to this room. 

So Pembroke Grange has one room left to decorate which will be the main bedroom. I am looking forward to work on it during this weekend. Make sure to keep tuned for the next update on Pembroke Grange.

Take Care and See You Soon.


Rebecca xxx

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

The Drawing Room in Pembroke Grange

Hello everyone,

How are you all? Hope you are having a great week. Today I'm quite under the weather. A summer cold; thanks to the change of weather. As I can't do much, I decided to share with you what I have been up to during the past few days.

With the dining room complete and ready to be decorated with its furniture and accessories, I moved onto the drawing room.

The Drawing Room
Being a small room I didn't want to over crowd it. It had a good size but I couldn't afford to give it the detail that I would have liked.

After fitting in the wooden flooring I took some measurements of the back wall where I wanted to add a false wall so I could have shelves within the wall itself. 

When I was sure of the back wall, I used an old rose color wall paper to cover the walls.

Between the wall shelves I wanted to have a small fire place which I printed myself  using my 3D printer.

Once the ceiling and wall papers were done I moved on to the wall paneling and the cornice.

I  also printed another ceiling rose and painted it to match the room. Another chandelier was fixed to the ceiling, just like the one in the dining room.

I couldn't help not lighting up the room. To me it looks great!

And with that the room was complete. All ready to be furnished and decorated.  It will look totally different once the walls will have their framed painting, the room with its furniture and accessories.

I am very happy with the outcome of all the rooms done so far. Now I will be moving to the study. I can't wait to get my hands on it. 

Hope you like what I have done so far. Make sure to keep tuned for the next update.

Take Care and See You Soon.


Rebecca xxx