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Tuesday, 12 June 2012

A bed for the retreat

My retreat now has a bed - no bedding yet but to be honest I'm so pleased with the bed and its mattress that I'm just enjoying looking at it as it is for the moment.

The design isn't mine ... I found it here on Kris' blog http://1inchminisbykris.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/How%20to%20make%20a%201%20inch%20scale%20shabby%20chic%20bed. I still need to sand down the edges a little and dirty it up a bit but I have to say that it was actually a lot easier to make than I thought it was going to be when I first started out.

I also made a little reading corner beneath the stairs. You can't actually see very well but those shelves are crammed with books and storage boxes, and I painted a magazine rack and placed it by the side of the armchair - no magazines yet but there will be before very long. Do you see the paperback book on the chair where it was dropped while the owner went off to make a cup of tea?

 You can see the shelves better on this photo - before I glued the staircase into position.


  1. Your mattress looks wonderful. I love the reading corner. Very clever use of space.
    Hugs, Drora

  2. The bed is elegant. I like the reading corner.
    Bye Faby

  3. The Kris's project bed is really good. Glad it could be used in your room. The reading corner was great!

  4. La cama me encanta y ese rincon de lectura es fantastico enhorabuena!!
    besitos ascension

  5. The bed is beautiful. I love the mattress. The reading corner is wonderful.
    Hugs Maria

  6. Beautiful bed, Judith! So you've tried this tuto of Kris too :)! Nice reading corner.
    Greetings, Ilona

  7. Judith, your bed looks amazing! I like the colors. Very cozy and inviting! Mini hugs, Natalia

  8. Your needle work and miniatures are lovely. I love the bed.

  9. Judith, you've got an award from me! It's up to you what you want to do with it: toss it or keep it!:o)))) Have a great day! Natalia

  10. You've done a great job of the bed and the other bits for the retreat too Judith. It's coming along beautifully. Sandie