Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A slight change of direction

Yesterday afternoon I had several errands to do in the vicinity of the hobby shop, so dropped in for more spray paint (I swear it's like embroidery floss: no matter how many colours you have you never seem to have the right shade(s) for your latest project).

I'd pretty much decided on copper and black for the chair colours, but found myself drawn to a metallic green, with the idea of turning the black mesh into a vertical garden and using the green as a spot colour.  So a bag of greenery was added to my basket.
A bag of model railway bushes beside cans of copper and green metallic spray paint and three modern dolls' house miniature 3D printed cafe chairs.
On the way home the green kept niggling at my mind. Until I realised why: The Switchboard Cafe was mainly green, And I just happened to have a plan to recreate it (or something close) using the shopfront I bought from The Doll House when I was in Melbourne in August last year...

If I could pull this off I could finish off many Fridays at once!

So, here's the (new) rough plan:

Cafe chairs and small tables/benches/something along the laneway in the front.
Mock up of the front of a modern dolls' house miniature cafe, showing the shop front and several tables and unpainted cafe chairs.
I can still use the pallets on the wider wall inside: I'm thinking I can 'hang' the table off them and perhaps have shelves above. Unfortunately, this means that  the 'coffee' table will have to wait for another project.
View through a mock up of the front of a modern dolls' house miniature cafe showing a pallet wall and a table and cafe chairs.
The high stools can go along the window inside, with a narrow shelf to put the coffees on
Mock up of the front of a modern dolls' house miniature cafe, showing the shop front and several tables and unpainted cafe chairs.
and the narrow end of the space can have something comfy to lounge on.
View through a mock up of the front of a modern dolls' house miniature cafe showing a lounge chair and several cafe chairs.
 I think I'll call it 'Hideout'.

5 comments :

Phyllis said...

Loving this plan!

m1k1 said...

Excellent. This one deserves a bit of shelf life (such as bringing it to Sydney in May).

otterine said...

Oh yeah! You're on a roll now! :D

The Shopping Sherpa said...

Have to finish it first, Jennifer... :-P

Mad For Mod said...

I'd love to hide out at the hideout! I love this plan!