Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Underneath the Staircase at J.R. Art Gallery

Hello everyone,

So here we are once again. Hope you are all having a good week. I just popped in to give you a quick update on the J.R. Art Gallery project. I am enjoying every moment of it. I have at least to make some sort of miniature or addition to the building everyday, even if it is something small. 

Before I can really work on the inside of the building or finish the last touches of the outside I have to finish underneath the staircase. This time I went for something a bit different. Instead of opening the outside wall, I decided to open the inner wall so the artist has access to the underneath staircase from the gallery.

Underneath the Staircase
As there isn't really going to be access to decorate it or to fill it underneath the staircase I spent the weekend making an artist sink to fit the tiny tight room. There was no way I was going to find what I imagined so I sketched the furniture piece, took measurements and before I knew it the sink was ready. I had one of these bathroom ceramic sink basins which fitted in nicely in the wooden cabinet.

I was really pleased with the scratch built sink and I was eager to decorate it. My box of polymer clay is always handy and I got to make some paint pots, paint brushes and other accessories that are suitable for it.

Hand made accessories
Once I placed the accessories in place it was time to give the sink a new look with splashed paints all around. Yes..... I have gone overboard some would say or that the artist is very messy. I can assure you that the artist is very clean and tidy and he would definitely not leave a mess like this. So why did I even bother to do so????....It's very simple........If I didn't, it would never draw one's eye to look into the doorway underneath the staircase. 

Rest assured that I know what I am doing and believe me I enjoyed messing it all around. The artist wasn't very pleased with my behavior. 

After that I started wall papering the inner walls and flooring. I have used some wall paper that I had stashed and never used and the flooring was actually one of my own designed papers that I printed.

I added the new abused sink in it's place and I liked it even more.

I added a small rice bulb to see how it would look like lit up once I closed the outer wall. I also painted the doorway and left it slightly opened. 

And here is how the room would look like once the light is on. I was thrilled to see it all done and ready.

Now that this room is ready. I can start working on the gallery. At first I will start just adding the wall paper and flooring so I can continue finishing the building itself. 

Hope you like what I have done so far. Keep tuned for the next update on this project. I am very excited and eager to continue.

Take Care and See You Soon.


Rebecca xxx


  1. Very creative and a perfect addition to the gallery!
    Hugs, Drora

    1. Thank you so much Drora. Glad you liked it. xxx

  2. Hi Rebecca - no idea why I have only just found your blog but so happy I have - seen you around for ages!! Saving you for a jolly good read this evening. Love your work. Marilyn

    1. Thank you so much Marilyn. I am so pleased that you found it interesting. x

  3. Me encanta ese rincón!!! Entiendo que el artista esté un poco enfadado con el caos de pintura, pero me encanta!!!! :) ♥

    1. Muchas gracias. Estoy de acuerdo con usted. Me encanta también. Xxx