Sunday, 20 November 2016

Making the Ceiling and lights for The Queen Mary's Bedroom

Hello everyone,

How are you all? Hope you are all fine and have enjoyed your weekend. I haven't posted as regular. Had a very bad cold which kept me away from my play time. Also I have to say that I have a new member that joined my family. Yeps I have a 5 week old puppy. She is really sweet. A baby Chihuahua. Trust me not to get the smallest dog. A miniature for a miniaturist.  She needs some extra attention just like a new baby.

So for the past week I have finally finished the ceiling and lights for the Diorama.



I never got to see the Queen Mary's dolls house in Windsor Castle but I have been through books and the details are amazing. One thing that always impressed me was the ceiling and the very obvious Chandelier.

Queen Mary's Bedroom
There was no way I would get a chandelier looking anything like the one in the real room. So instead I have improvised. 

I had one of these six armed ceiling lights and I thought it could have an uplift.


It took me hours and days to finish it off. It was the first chandelier that I ever made. I might use a different method eventually but I am pleased with the results. I have beaded it all and used tiny glass beads and also crystals.




When that was done I was pondering how I was going to make the beautiful ceiling. The kit didn't come with one so once again I had to see what I could find.

I came across a nice high definition picture of a ceiling which I believed was just right for my project. Took some measurements  and printed the picture in a poster size which took me almost 6 A4 sheet papers.

Printing the ceiling
Now the tricky part was how to fix the picture to the ceiling which is angled in four sides. And besides all that I still had to add the lights .

The ceiling was going to be slightly difficult to work with as the ceiling itself wasn't straight as it had 2 supporting beams. So the only thing I could think of was adding  a piece of mdf wood with the same thickness of the support beams. 



With that I took the measurements. I have stuck the ceiling paper to a cardboard so it would be much neater and stronger and slowly I started to stick the ceiling to the roof inside.

Sticking the paper the ceiling


I was over joyed that the ceiling looked so perfect with the measurements and all. It was just meant for it I guess.


When that was done I was very anxious to put the top on top of the room. I wondered if it would look up to standard. But once it was there I was relieved to see it in it's glory.

Here are some pictures with the room and it's new ceiling and chandelier. 











So I hope you like my Queen Mary's Diorama so far. 

Before closing this post, I wanted to announce that we have another free give away for the month of November. We have the ready made miniature readable book called The Story of the Three Bears.

Free Give Away.
All you have to do is

1) Be or become a follower of our blog.
3) Leave a comment on this post so I can add you to the draw.

Closing date will be on 26th November 2016. The lucky winner will be announced shortly afterwards,

So  this is all for today. Hope you have enjoyed what I have done so far. 
Keep tuned for the next update on our projects.

Take Care and see you soon.

Hugs,

Rebecca xxx

28 comments:

  1. Hi Rebecca! I have to commend you on the Great results of your painted ceiling and how pretty your modified chandelier looks!
    Really lovely work :D

    elizabeth

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    1. Thank you so much Elizabeth for your kind words I really appreciate it. xxx

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  2. I had to keep looking at the ceiling to see if it was recessed. I guess it just looks that way! Btw I am grandy on facebook.

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    1. Hi Grandmommy. Ye the the ceiling is not flat. It is recessed which was very difficult to fix. xxx

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  3. Me gusta mucho como has dejado el techo y esa lámpara te ha quedado magnífica!!!! Todo un lujo esa habitación!!
    Besos.

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    1. Muchas gracias por sus encantadores comentarios. La reina necesita una habitación rica. xxx

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  4. Precioso diorama, el techo te ha quedado espectacular, feliz semana:-)

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    1. Muchas gracias por sus encantadores comentarios. xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words xxx

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  6. Magnificent! Just like a stately home, and I like the chandelier too. :)

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    1. Thank you so much Judy. I guess the queen would have something like that. xxx

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  7. Amazingly talented! Very impressive!!

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    1. Thank you so much for you kind words xxx

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  8. This is so beautiful. I am still trying to figure out how you fixed on the ceiling on such an uneven ceiling. Well done you are so talented. I would love to take part in your free give away.

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    1. Thank you so much Denise for your lovely comments. I really appreciate it and congratulations on winning the free give away xxxx

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  9. Me encanta esta escena el techo es fantástico , la lámpara y demás muebles preciosos, que buen trabajo .Bsss

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    1. Muchas gracias por sus amables palabras. Me complace que te haya gustado. Xxx

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