Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Finishing off the Door Panel of Slug and Jiggers.....

It never ceases to amaze me how long it takes for me to get even the smallest of tasks done. I have been working on the door panel of the shop floor. I like to dress the opening front panel of my houses  as it finishes off the whole look of the room, as well as providing lots more show space!!
 I have topped each window with a window box and moulding and added simple crates below each window for more display.
 Coming back to this project after quite a long while has made me realise how important it is to plan each step of the way. As you can see I have placed the magnetic catch too close to the top of the window. This means I have have had to cut the top moulding short. Urghh!! I can't move the catch because of the holes it will leave in the wallpaper. 
 I have put a blind on the window, an idea I have stolen from Debbie Wright of Tiny Treasures, whose Honeydukes project is a source of inspiration for me at the moment. Thanks Debbie!! I made a real mess of the hinges on this door having first put them in incorrectly. I have used wood filler and touched the door up as best I can but it is a bit of a bodge. Luckily the moulding hides the worst of it.
 Each window will have two shelves for display and I have used tiny brackets by Sue Cooke and will attach the shelves once I have placed the central window display. 
I have also decided where the LED light strips will go and drilled the appropriate holes, this small strip will light up the gap behind the false door so it will not be seen at all.
Another huge mistake I made with all these Diagon Alley shops was not to make notes as I went a long, too much shopping and not enough forward thinking!!
I did not make a note of what paints I used, how I used them and how I finished the painting off. This has meant that it has been a complete case of trail and error trying to match up the extra pieces I wanted, like the crates. I am hoping the mis-match won't be too noticeable once I start filling everything up!!
Now where's my note book!!??

18 comments:

  1. Me parece un trabajo impresionante, la felicito
    un abrazo

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  2. Glad my blog has been of help Janice. Like those LED lights. Would like to see them working, are they wired or battery operated? xxx

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  3. Glad my blog has been of help Janice. Like those LED lights. Would like to see them working, are they wired or battery operated? xxx

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    1. Ah Debbie, I have been flicking through your blog and FB photos a lot!! The LED lights are all wired. I really like the ease of them especially for really crowded projects!!

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  4. I like the idea of having shelves across the windows. Like you I also need to learn to take notes about what I make and how I made it and also to keep a note of what I purchase from where. I tend to just make things up as I go but then I have trouble if I want to make the same or similar item again.

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    1. It's a nightmare keeping all the different projects in line! I must admit I use Pinterest quite a lot now so I can keep a note of interesting things I see on the internet and a way of comparing different products. I never seem to be able to remember where I saw that perfect door or paint effect.

      Now all I need to do is remember to 'Pin It' to my boards!!

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  5. It looks beautiful and looking forward to seeing more :)

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    1. Thank you, still a long way to go!!

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  6. Love the way you've decorated the door panel!
    The shelving is going to look great in either windows with a display below! And love the idea of using the crates below! :)

    The one thing that annoys me about Cooke kits is no interior moulding for around windows and doors..I really don't know what to do with mine..
    Yours look great though so I may have to look into ways of using shelving to hide the edge of the acetate :)

    Can't wait to see more as always :D

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    1. I don't understand why interior moulding isn't supplied. I have got round it with this kit by doubling up the window panes with spares i had from other kits. At least the edges don't look too untidy now.

      I love using crates. They a really cheap way of adding shelving and are so easy to glue in place.

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  7. Hello Janice,
    Great work. Every detail looks perfect and the problems you had with the hinges do not show. Excellent work and beautiful finishing.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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    1. Ah, Giac you are really kind. I have managed to overcome all my mistakes and have been helped by the nature of my project. If I was building a beautiful Georgian house they would look far worse, a fantasy scene allows for errors and is much kinder to the builder!!

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  8. Какие интересные у вас идеи!!!!!!!! очень все красиво получается!!!!!!!

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  9. Me gusta mucho como has planteado la fachada!!! los cajones del escaparate muy buena idea y la puerta genial!!!
    Besos.

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