I've been buying and making more pieces for my future dolls' house lately. I mentioned in an earlier post that I had ordered a custom Queen Anne settee from Kris Compas. It arrived yesterday, so I set up a little vignette to photograph.
I arranged the pieces in the ground floor room of the Tower.
The perfect little sofa makes me so happy! Kris makes every part of her pieces -- including shaping the cabriole legs. I think it's begging for some needlepoint cushions :) If you'd like Kris to make something for you, please check out her website at CDHM.
I'm so pleased with how this turned out. It started as a bog-standard unfinished whitewood piece by Streets Ahead. I primed it, spray painted it red and then used gold and black permanent markers to draw chinoiserie designs on it, looking at a variety of early 18th century japanned antiques for inspiration. You could also japan a piece in black chinoiserie, but I really love red!
I think it works with the sofa - Several years ago I made a dark blue wing chair with a William Morris print on it. The fabric came from a 100% silk men's tie made by the Metropolitan ...
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