One phone corner light, one extra shelf

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Ah, now you can see to dial!

Managed only one session in the Potting Shed so far this week but it’s been a useful one.

The phone corner is a very small area and the as advertised 1:12 items do seem to make it smaller still.  To get round this I’ve so far put in a homemade table and the chair is a little china item which is slightly under-sized too.  For scale, I believe the vintage phone is 1:16 (ish) – but perhaps I’ve got that wrong as it looks a little bigger to me.

Wall light or not to wall light

Been having the same scale thoughts with wall lighting too as all that’s been tried out so far do overshadow and sort of bully the whole area;  then I came across this one for sale and thought I’d give it a go.  It’s incredibly heavy for what it is and I don’t know how I’d keep it on the wall if I’d put it up there, but that’s not entirely why it ended up as a table lamp.

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As it happens we have an old lamp for the telephone corner (full size) – here with horrid modern saver bulb.

And here is the wall light used as a table light on a new corner shelf hastily thrown up last night, and this lamp has a nice round bulb under its large chrome dome

 

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View when coming down the stairs. You can just about make out the new pelmet and somewhat scrunched curtaining from this angle

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More or less fully equipped phone corner – hurrah!

Ooops

Forgot to mention that, after much discussion, I’ve stained the wallpaper to make it ‘feel’ that little bit warmer in colour …

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As I hope is noticeable here (along with a thumb print on the camera lense!) the original slightly blue toned paper on the right and the stained on the left – showing how the colouring has collected in the bad join in the wallpaper too 😉

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4 responses »

  1. I rubbed brown pastel crayon on my wallpaper and buffed it off. I realy liked the patern, but it had a white background and was far too bright. Your phone corner is lovely, I like the chair.

    • Yes it was one of the first things I tried too – I love working with pastels to change the look of things and make faux wood. But in the case of this paper with its sealed surface it came straight off would you believe. This thick acrylic was the only thing that worked in the end this time 😉

  2. I am LOVING your phone corner and the phone looks Perfect!
    I also like the domed light fixture which gives enough illumination so that you can see who you’re dialing and.or read the phone book. For one tiny little corner you have managed to Pack it with Vintage Pizazz!

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