The bricks were the most tedious part. They're made of sandpaper that I added a little grey paint to before I cut it up into bricks. I can't say I ever want to brick anything again!
I made the upstairs shop a Victorian photography studio called 'Liberty Art Portrait Studio'.
The downstairs was a toyshop called 'Noah's Arkade'.
But that was five years ago...and I've grown tired of looking at these shops and thinking how much better I could do things now that I (almost) know what I'm doing...
So I've been renovating and here's the downstairs shop now.
All shabbied up of course! It's not quite finished yet.
I had to make a new front window which turned out to be quite a challenge - the weather was so humid the glue wouldn't dry.
I love that wallpaper (Roosevelt Rose by MiniGraphics).
The flooring and ceiling are scrapbooking papers.
The newly shabbied brass light.
It's not a toyshop any more...soon I'll show you what it's going to be.
I'm having so much fun with this little renovation!