Sunday, 17 November 2013

Mid Century in Miniature and a Disposable Roombox

This month I took delivery of some wonderful mid century modern Danish style furniture. I ordered it all from Minisx2 and it was lovingly hand made by the very talented Patie. I wanted to make a modern 1950s style room box for the bookshelf, which I thought was looking too bare.




I decided to make a room box which would be quick and easy to assemble. Instead of wood I used poster board.

I bought some textured olive green paper (to imitate painted stucco walls) and brown felt for carpet. I cut strips of which 1mm thick card for the skirting board. All up it cost about $25 for the whole room box. 



It was quick and easy to assemble. 



Then I placed it in the bookshelf and arranged the furniture. The whole exercise took about an hour and a half. Now I am shopping for some lights and some nice accessories to fill it out with.





10 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Emily - you've successfully re-created my grandparents' living room (Los Angeles circa 1955)!

    Isn't Patie's work incredible? I'm already thinking of having her copy MORE Heywood-Wakefield pieces for my mid-century collection...

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  2. Dear Emily,

    This looks amazing! This is a wonderful example of how you can make a quality and realistic room box and not blow out the budget! I love the furniture and your color choices. They are all so realistic and beautiful too.

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  3. Hello Emily,
    The roombox is beautiful. Excellent work. The furniture is lovely and the room very realistic.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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  4. Emily, this is excelent work, the room looks incredible realistic, well done!
    Ilona

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  5. I love your work so much! You make it seem to so easy, but your choice of colors and furnishing make all of the difference!

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  6. Me encanta como has hecho la habitaci├│n, los muebles son perfectos para esa ├ępoca, tienes muy buen gusto decorando.
    Besitos
    Isabel

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  7. Wow, your room box is flawless, it is hard to believe that it is made of poster board and felt. Excellent work!

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  8. Excellent roombox with 50's atmosphere! I've never been lucky with poster board, it always warps on me, :((( You did a great job! Mini hugs, Natalia

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  9. I just love the MCM! I could never make a roombox that nice from foam board! Patie does such amazing work and so do you!

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  10. Well thank you - you've brought back memories of my childhood :). It looks great, and the quality furniture you've put in it is the secret to getting a really good effect, along with your excellent colour scheme. You certainly have a knack for decoration as well as building.

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