|Photo with old fashion-y effect.|
As I mentioned in my pity party post, I had purchased what I thought was going to be the perfect realistic looking tree. And it was! Until I touched it. All of the little beautiful branches crumbled off in my hands.
There was just no hope after I began trying to string the lights on. Even trying to re-attach the branches was fruitless. For every one I attached, several more would fall off. It simply was not meant to be...
|Doug Fir as it comes.|
|I printed the skirt, from an online photo, onto fabric paper.|
Using the branches from one, I hot glued branches to fill out the other. I really liked the effect, so I kept going. Some of the clump stuff came off as I handled it, so I just took time to apply glue liberally and sprinkle the crumbs back onto the plastic branches. I printed the skirt, from an online photo, onto fabric paper.
|Front of tree|
|Right side of tree|
|Back of tree|
|Left side of tree|
Here it is in the room before adding the other furniture.
I showed you the cards made from the digital art in last week's post. Here they are added to the stair stringer.
I made up some rolls of extra wrapping paper and bows, and put them into an aged (resin) basket.
I love the way the fireplace turned out, and couldn't decide which were my favorite photos, so here are several! :O)
|Lights on old fashion-y effect|
|From the front door, lights off|
|From the front door old fashion-y|
|From the front door different effect|
|From the front door lights on|
And more angles and effects. I think I might use one of these on our Christmas cards this year!
And a couple of the kitchen, just to remind you of the mood...
And a shot of the bottom floor...
And the whole back to remind me that I am still only 2/5 of the way, including the exterior finishes, done. And Thanksgiving is only eight weeks away!
Yikes! Gotta go now! Much to do! TTYS!