When I was making the paneling of these walls I had the blue-green wallpaper in mind that's in the previous post. It's one of my favorite colors and it works so well with most wood tones. But at the same time I thought it would be a shame to be limited with just that one backdrop, considering how much work that had gone into it. Wouldn't it be great if you could easily change the upper wallpaper, and have a completely different atmosphere!?
So the top rail of all the panels are loose, and that way you can comfortably slide in another piece of paper, to have an instant make-over! I wish it was that simple in my own house :) Here are the same walls but with beige wallpaper.
The setting lacked something, so I decided on making a banana tree. I'm not really into plants (there are true artists out there that do really mind blowing stuff) but I'm pleased with the result. Still a young specimen that hasn't flowered yet, but it will in a few years. Hopefully we'll see some fruits as well :))
The gorgeous pot is by Cocky Wildschut.
While I was at it, I'd gone for something completely different to show you what a change of paper can do. Here it's a kids room in the monumental building so the occupants decided to mingle the old with the new.
I've had fun making the swing, wish I had one in my room when I was a kid... but I do now, yeah!
The three bears are made by Christa Chayata , the mouse was a nameless find at a doll house show some time ago. I've made the sled and the little rocker was one the classes I followed at Guild School last summer.
I've made some pictures to show you how the walls work. The top rim of each panel is loose. A sheet of acrylic with the appropriate thickness (in this case 0.8mm) slides in and out of the groove behind. That way the thin (wall-) paper is kept tight behind the edge. If I had cardboard in the needed thickness I would have used that. Then the paper could be glued on the board. Now it's loose cos I couldn't glue the paper to the acrylic.
The cord that holds the swing is made just as the life size. My Dad once taught me how to inter twine cord as a kid. This, till this day never used skill, was really handy to make it look as real as possible.