Whilst the jelly sets …

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Plastered walls and glued items need to be waited on, so an other job can be done.

Some time ago I bought an eBay bundle of goodies for kitchen-scullery type use.  The odd barrel, bucket and tub from the bundle have been waiting for a little adjustment so that they will fit in better with the  general colouring of the other wooden bits and bobs.

The tub was this style but stained a red-brown.  It needed to be a ‘deader’ colour and have a little coopering detail added.

theinfill = Tudor, Elizabethan, Jacobean dolls house blog – changing the look of a bought in item

theinfill = Tudor, Elizabethan, Jacobean dolls house blog – changing the look of a bought in item

Chestnut brown and now heavily knife scored to indicate staves

theinfill = Tudor, Elizabethan, Jacobean dolls house blog – changing the look of a bought in item

Sanded, looking less red and with handles hacked to remove some of the ‘ear’ shaping

theinfill = Tudor, Elizabethan, Jacobean dolls house blog – changing the look of a bought in item

Top edge notched to continue stave shaping

theinfill = Tudor, Elizabethan, Jacobean dolls house blog – changing the look of a bought in item

Stained, wire hooped and colouring more of a match to other items

theinfill = Tudor, Elizabethan, Jacobean dolls house blog – changing the look of a bought in item

Bucket by Oak Tree Miniatures’ with new look tub.  A better blending with its surroundings than when chestnut.  Oak Tree Miniatures have a good section of period items.

theinfill = Tudor, Elizabethan, Jacobean dolls house blog – changing the look of a bought in item

Where bucket and tub sit in the room

The bucket (hereinafter to be known as the piss bucket) sits in the corner next to a slate gulley lining a hole in the wall for the ready disposal of contents.  Nobody will be able to see it from the inside when it’s finished, though it is visible from the outside and I’ll know it’s there.

theinfill = Tudor, Elizabethan, Jacobean dolls house blog – changing the look of a bought in item

Slate gulley out (from blog posting “More knapping than napping”)

Gardyloo!

theinfill = Tudor, Elizabethan, Jacobean dolls house blog – changing the look of a bought in item

Meanwhile on the other side of the room … beware books!

I’m off to clean and reseal the flooring and to see if the jelly’s set.

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