Monday, February 15, 2016

Paper Mache Chandelier for Castle Shed

The weather has been lovely for a week, in the low 70s. The castle shed has been calling, so many projects to do but not when it's cold out there. So I went down the rabbit hole a couple of days in the afternoon when the sun was shining.

I decided to make a chandelier of wire and paper mache. It will be just for the decor since there is no electricity in the shed. When finished it will hang from the center of the south turret and will be adjustable in height so I can bring it down to slip in LED tea lights. This may not be my final chandelier but I just had to work on something. Here is the start, wire and masking tape.

Then I wrinkled some white paper and tore it into strips for the paper mache. Exterior wood glue will hold up better during the rainy weather.

Time ticks away too quickly in my imaginary world in the castle shed.

Look at the basket I found at the Salvation Army thrift store. It's a larger version of one we bought in Holland in 1990 for lunch for day trips. This needs a flat base and divider for a tea pot and cups and saucers to be ready to take for a picnic tea time.

The sunny days are doing their job on the solar lights both outside and in.

Then I looked to the right and saw all those lemons. I have given away some and have baskets full on the kitchen counter and still this many remaining on the tree. Better get busy making lemon curd.

1 comment:

  1. Loved reading about your plans at the (charmingly named) Castle Shed. And all those lemons! My goodness!