Sunday, February 3, 2008

The Orange Bathroom



After scouring the 'dollar stores' I decided that I'd have to make my own bathroom. So out came the polymer clay and using a 'champagne cage' to make the legs I first modeled the basin. The handles are very small faceted beads. Then came the toilet... that was tricky, but after two attempts I achieved something approximating what I had envisaged. The shower is constructed from the plastic from a box of cookies. The back walls were painted orange and the front was left clear. Still work to be done on it - I have to think of what to use as a shower head.

The bathroom will actually be viewed through a doorway -it really is just a little cubbyhole of a room... The wallpaper is gift wrap I got for 50 cents... I spent most of yesterday working on this... oh yeah - and the boring task of painting the ginger bread and railings on the house exterior. Second coats - not even as interesting as laying down the first coat on bare wood where you can see your progress. I still have to put the second coat on the roof... I'd rather watch paint dry. (Sorry, that was rather bad...)

At any rate - I got the scale right... the loo looks just about the right size for Gramps.

4 comments:

m1k1 said...

70s
orange
yup
i remember
jen

MiniBella said...

Even my MOTHER had a thing about orange - LOL! Wait for the pink bedroom and the purple lounge... Coming soon....

uraniumwise said...

Hi! Just visiting... Those are very lovely!

Justus said...

Hi! I've been following your blog for a bit and just realized I might have something for your project, although I'm not sure as to whether or not you actually need it seeing as you seem to have found a solution (in wonderful orange, too!) But, if you are still looking for a bathroom set, I have one that needs a home. www.macabreminiatures.blogspot.com That's my blog where I posted pictures of it.

Anyway, that aside, I love seeing your updates and can't wait to see how everything comes together! I really enjoy your updates! Thanks!!