Wednesday, September 19, 2012

And finally.... the Smoking Nook!

Hi All,

It's been a long time coming but I have finally made a little bit of progress on the mansion.  A few posts back I did a give-away and people had to suggest ideas for this little awkward nook that was totally stumping me!  Victoria wrote this: " I would like to see a smoking station in the nook with a comfy chair and a big hookah."  It was such a lovely mental image that I just had to go for it!!!

Here's the nook now:

The first thing I made was a removable set of shutters.  You see these in all of the Addams cartoons, shows, movies and even the now showing Musical!  I just had to include them somewhere.  I made them removable because I am not quite ready to commit with glue yet!

Next I made the "comfy chair".  I found a large roll of this printed leather in the scrap bin for $1!!!  Can you believe it??  So I knew my chair would have to be leather!  It was a bit rough to work with and gave me a few frustrations but in the end I am happy!

I already had the Hookah from the lovely Sans!  She made it for me a while ago and it has been all over the mansion... and now it has a permanent home!

Also... notice the lovely open book in the pictures of the nook and chair??  It's made by Victoria!  We did a swap and she made a cauldron, books, candles and papers for Grandmama's liar (which is not built yet!)... but Gomez will be stealing this book to keep in the nook forever!  Especially since its made by the person who inspired the whole Smoking Nook!  Thank you thank you thank you, Victoria!!! (Click here to go to her amazing blog!) I must really get to work on the basement....

And lastly I went ahead and took an updated progress picture of the mansion.  It's not much but I am seeing things coming together - yay!  Progress!!

Thanks for taking a second to look at my Addams Family Mini-Mansion!
Hugs, Ara and the Addamses