What We Can See....
Once Again, Dear Readers, the RL Renovation project consumed almost all of my Time and even more of my energy this past weekend, leaving me with very little to show you! But I did manage to accomplish two very small things in my mini worlds, so here I will show you a great many pictures about not much at all! The first thing I did was to test a "lampshade" of sorts for the candle light sconces in the parlor of Hardwick Hall. I cut the end off of a metal filigree jewelry part and placed it over the bulb to see if it would mute the glaring light from the bare bulbs, but still cast enough light. You can see it above in the branches of the tree by the windows. I think it succeeds in muting the light, and casts more wonderful shadows on the ceiling, but the question remains about whether it leaves us with enough light in this room! This is a Dark room, and all the trees are supposed to be spooky and minimally lit... and I have always felt that the bare bulbs need a shade of some kind.
And here is that view from outside, at night, with the sconces on....
the light is dim but at the same time too bright to see past the glaring light bulbs!
And another view of the mantel from the open side of the house....
this is as much of it as can be seen from this side!
I think I am going to try the "lampshades" on all the sconces and see how it looks....
but I only had the time to make the one shade so far!
I do like the effect of the one "lampshade"
and I guess I will just have to wait and see
whether we can still see enough when they all have "shades"!
The other thing I accomplished last weekend, Dear Readers,
was to glue a couple of additional boards onto the bed frames
for the Cloud Palace Bear-Racks!
This is how it looked at the start of the weekend.....
And this is how it looked by the end of the weekend!
I think it makes the beds look much cozier!
This is a close-up of the lower bunk.....
there is a shelf for bearsonal items....
And here is the upper bunk.... there is a shelf here too,
but the picture is a bit too dark....!
Hamish Harry has come to inspect the bunks!
He has even found a temporary pad to give it a try!
(There will, of course, be proper mattresses and bedding soon...!)
I think Hamish Harry looks Happy with the accommodations!
But I still need to build the bed for the loft ....
Where Brother Beorn will have his own Bearsonal Working space...
He is very patient!
So, Dear Readers, between the Bear Racks and the sconces,
I think you can see
That there is not much to see at all!