I've made quite good progress on the bedroom - I think it was when I decided to stop faffing with other projects and rooms and just knuckle down and concentrate on one! The yellow colour adds more warmth, and draws the eye towards the bed, making the room feel more shallow.
I haven't glued everything in place totally, as I still have to sort out the electrics, which I'll probably do when all the rooms are completed and I can work out the best wiring... I know that's not the traditional method, but it works for me!
The painting above the fireplace is an tiny part of a grand painting by Lamoyne which shows the goddess Fertility holding twin babies - I thought that as a mother of twins that was quite appropriate!
The fireplace took me ages to decide on - I didn't know if the room's size could support a large chimney piece, and I didn't want to cut a hole in the wall to make an external chimney stack, but I htink it works well.
The fire back is a small lead frame and watercolour paper covered in metalcote. The bricks need a bit more work to make them more realistic, and I am quite pleased with the hearth stone, which I made out of granite clay.
Then I made a fire basket - can you guess what I used? I will hide the bulb wires when I fit everything into place finally.
I still have so much to do, but I think this room is coming together nicely. It is also a room that was done on a very, very small budget, from the 65 cents picture frame found at a brocante, to the table made out of turnings and lolly sticks...and the fire basket which was free! It is amazing what you can do with very little!