I needed a desk for the Empire Room! I decided to use a cupboard I had. I cut off the legs, removed drawers, glued an embossed piece of leather taken from an eye glasses case and set the scene.
The lamps shown are made from a pair of lead candlesticks painted gold. I used electrical marettes for the shades that are covered with scenes of Napoleonic battles. The mirror is made from a tray-like earring backing on to which I glued a mirror. I painted the seated sphinx gold and glued the mirror onto the sphinx.
The books are covered blocks of wood or coupon books cut to size. A couple of shells hold down bundles of letters.
There is a little clock made from a cut-out clock face in a circular snap. I used a toast rack to display old postcards on the desk top in front of an unframed print. I will also make a diary and a low vase of flowers for the desk top.
Of course that was just fun.
Now working on the silk bed curtains - not so much fun. I will have to keep it very simple.
It was sunny today - it lifts the spirits!