Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Morticia's Chair

Well - like I said I've had the tinglies in my fingers to get going on the mansion again! And I know this isn't directly a piece of the mansion itself.... but its a VERY important part!

I am so glad I finally found some time to make a custom chair for myself! This is Morticia's famous chair that is seen in almost every episode of the tv show. It's actually a little modernized I feel. This mansion is my vision of the Addams Family mansion so I decided to put a spin on the famous furniture as well.If you want to see what the one from the tv show looked like, it was something like this. So I still kept the 'wicker' look and updated the over all shape. Plus you can see the back of it is a little more 'free form'. The only thing I am not sure about is the color....I feel like its very muddy. Its painted a light brown color and I tried to give it some depth using pastels ... but I'm just not sure..... what do you guys think?

Also, I am sad to say that my Morticia doll will never actually be able to sit in this chair :( Her dress is WAY too tight. I have been thinking about redoing her in the future anyway. Question for doll makers: when you make a doll you usually choose before hand if she will be sitting or standing? Is it difficult to make them do both??

Next in line for furniture will be Gomez's chair. He always sits in this ornate gold throne.... so that will definitely be a fun one to go wild with!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Antique gifts for the Addamses

I've been to several antique stores recently and I have NOT been disappointed! I went to several stores while on a trip with my parents in Tennessee. Jackson, Tennessee to be exact :) The Addamses were pleased to see me return with a few things for their much neglected Mansion.

These first items were bought by my mother. I was going back and forth on whether or not to purchase them and so she just got them for me :) They are old Avon perfume bottles. They are tiny but I think they have a lot of potential. I am thinking of turning the clear one into a large vase full of some of the dead roses Sans gave me. And I am thinking of using the cap of the pink one for a very ornate side table :) And then the pink part can be a large decorative bowl in Bentley manner perhaps.

The next antique I am not sure what I am doing with just yet but I love it! My dad wanted to contribute to the dollhouse as well and bought me this antique vanity with seat. I am trying to decide if it works best for Morticia or for Mrs. Bentley!!? It's a little creepy but very classic I think!

Lastly, I found this piece here in a DFW antique store. I think its just a small mirror meant for a ladies vanity BUT its the perfect size to be an impressive stand-up mirror in miniature. It will definitely be a center piece in Morticia and Gomez's bedroom. And it was only $8. I felt like I struck gold!

I am getting the tinglies back in my fingers for working on the mansion! I am planning and planning!! More to come.....

Off Topic: Making Monsters with my Sister

Just wanted to share with you a project I did with my sister when she came to visit me. I asked her what project she wanted to do and she practically yelled, "Lint Monsters!!"

Remember this guy from way back? Well she thought he was the cutest thing and wanted one of her own! They are made from dryer lint. I bought new red towels for my guest bathroom and saved the lint from washing those!

Anyway, here they are! My sister made a duck-monster since thats her favorite animal..... and mine came out a little like "Mike" from Monsters Inc. Hehe! They're both a little over an inch tall.

I'll be posting some Addams Family themed posts shortly.... I promise!!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Off Topic: Alice in Wonderland Chairs

Hi Guys! Well I finally finished something I was working on! And no it isn't for the Addams Family (they're gonna hate me!). It's my Alice and Wonderland Chair Collection. Anyway - I just wanted to share them with you here since they are what has been taking up most of my time!

They are now listed on my Etsy site (which you can find a link to on the side of this blog). I did a version of the Red Queen's Chair, the Mad Hatter's Chair, and Alice's Chair. They are not direct replica's of the movie of the book illustrations, they are just what came from my mind when thinking about the characters. I also did a version of the White Queens chair (similar to the Red Queen's) that I have posted on Etsy.

Let me know what you think!

Love you guys, Ara