7.31.2015

pet project: the mexican bar and some new arrivals

I've been thinking about making some sort of bar for the girls and boys to meet, at first I was planning to buy all the pieces and then try to make it look as good as possible.

Then I had an idea: what about making the whole thing by miself? I was inspired by Dani's wonderful works, as she moslty uses cardboard, and I'm a dog using wood!

I have this  black box form IT, a  medium box  and toilet paper rolls and several scraps of cardboard




a nice jewel box which can pass for a woden table, and wood looking contact paper



I also kept the "mirror cardboard" from the Colour Infusion packages.

Here I can visualize: a bar counter, a shelf unit for bottles and glasses, a serving counter for food, a table, bar stools, low stools and a couch!

I had to order something:

mexican fabric for the seats



mexican tiles to decorate the whole thing

 


Then I've found a whole set of Gloria liquors, and I already have some great miniatures by Dawn Anderson for the Happy Hour food

I also ordered some more goodies   by SandSsweetMiniatures, I needed some oysters and shrimp cocktail.

I don't know yet how it will turn out, but I've started planning...

in the meantime I'm busy like a bee with the new guys' clothes.....trousers, trousers and more trousers!

you can see that Giulio is wearing (for the time being) an IT Hommes shirt

And the furniture for the sewing atelier have arrived from Russia!


I've got a lot on my hands! more sneak peeks in August!

24 comments:

  1. Hello from Spain: I really like your proyect mexican bar. Great furniture. Nice photos. Keep in touch

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  2. Luv the tiles, Luv the fabric, Luv the new furniture and Luv what you're planning for the bar. Can't wait to see the final results!

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    1. P.S. Glad to see the new men in trousers and NOT skirts!!! :-D

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    2. today is a rainy saturday, so I've started working on the bar, it will be a slow process, and I hope to get it right!
      Don't tempt me, I still have plenty of tartan fabric....LOL

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  3. Billa, the furniture from Russia is beautiful. I'm really excited to see all of this come together. It's like on a design show when they show all the items being used for the project and then the big reveal.

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    1. Now I have to prepare all the little detail for the sewing atelier but I decided to start with the Mexican bar, I'm photographing the whole process, it't thrilling making one own's furniture!

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    1. Thanks Blackwidow, it's a challenge and I love it!

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  5. You are taking on some big projects there! Can't wait to see your finished bar!

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    1. I's going ahead swiftly....in a forthnight I believe it will be completed!

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  6. The Mexican bar sounds exciting! I like the fabric and tile combination.

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    1. The girls and boys badly needed a place to hang out in between photosessions, and I love everything Mexican!

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  7. I like the vibrant colors of the fabric and the tiles. I look forward to seeing your original piece.

    The IT guys look sharp in their new trousers!

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    1. Unfortunately the fabric has been rejected by the customs, I have to find an alternative......
      They are a bunch of dapper guys!

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  8. Amazing your sewing furniture Billa,looking forward to see the miniatures sewing notion on it.
    happy week
    bacio

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    1. Thank you MC, now I'll start building with cardboard, we shall see

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  9. The bar is going to look awesome Billa, great project! The trousers are looking cool, the guys will be happy with them I think :-). xx

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    1. The idea is still expanding, with a corner for the musicians.....
      it seems to me the guys are pretty satisfied so far....

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  10. I nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award, see my latest post :-)!

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    1. Thank you Linda! I'm on vacation righe now I'll check and catch up ad soon as I'll be back!
      Kisses Billa

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  11. Nice!!! I can't wait to see the finished bar and the sewing atelier. I love everything that you've purchased. The men are looking great in their pants.

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    1. Now I'm taking a little vacation Vanessa, but I'll catch up in ten days from now!
      Kisses

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