The next thing was to put together the light shades. So far I have only created one. I used a flat black bead for the top that will fit to the ceiling and a long black bead to separate it from the round metal frame with a cross through it I took from a broken mobile. From that I threaded on strings of glass beads. Once secure I added the wires, plug and bulb.
While out and about I grabbed a bag of lolly pop sticks and used them for my second floor. Taking the sticks I cut off the rounded ends and stuck them to a piece of card I fitted to the dolls house living room. Through the centre I used matches to add the pattern, then chopped off the excess lolly pop sticks to fit. Once sanded and stained I varnished it a couple of times to give a high shine.
Now for the decoration. As I want to hide any of the wires I have made card to fit each wall and added my wall paper to that so I will get a flush finish when I put it into the house.
Now back to the wall paper. I have actually used scrap booking paper. You can buy this in all sizes and it costs less than dolls house wall paper, also I found more choice.
Using Lolly pop sticks I made the window frames, stained them and stuck them on. I have skirting boards to add yet. Then I made the curtains by cutting out card and folding it over at the top and back to create a pelmet. I then covered this inside and out in material. For the actual curtains I measured the windows, added a bit then cut the square from card. I cut this in half and folded it length ways like a fan. Again I covered it in material front and back.
Once dry I inserted both curtains into the pelmet leaving a gap in the middle. I tied the curtains back a little to add more realism.
For the blind I used a cocktail stick as the rail. I need to add a bead to each end yet, then I added a piece of material that I had folded in half and cut squares from the top. I added detail to the front and back of the blind and a beaded chain ending in a larger bead as a pulley hangs to the side.
Even more to come so keep on checking back.