Tuesday, 24 May 2011

remaining props

Hey. I was able to find the majority of the props i was asked to look for so ive got:
- Red Apples (x8)
- Table Cloth
- Candles (I'll make them look used tomorrow and distress one for gregors room)(x6)
- Flowers (will look more dead by thursday)
- Loaf of uncut bread

I'll have some ham by tomorrow.
I couldnt find picture hooks at bluewater but i've actually got quite a few at home so I should be able to bring them in too.
I couldnt find a fire place set though and im not sure where one would buy one :/


I found these and thought they might be useful. :)

Monday, 23 May 2011

The Blog

So now we have been told we have to print off our blog instead of putting on a disc! thats going to be a nightmare considering how many pages we have all done! do we still have to include the review in the blog then or can we print it out seperately?

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Does anyone know how many words we have to do for these film reviews? just on the brief it ses 500 words but then on another part of the brief it ses 1200 words ?

blog pdf

im not sure if we have to include the group blog or not with our disk as on the brief it just says we need our personal blogs. i can make everybody an admin on here but fifteen admins seems a little awkward so ive made a pdf of the blog and if anyone wants it just talk, text, post comment, email or facebook me and ill send it to you. :)

(I would make it a linked file on here but i cant figure out how to do that on blogger, soz)

Tuesday, 10 May 2011


It was good to come in today to see that people had already started putting the wallpaper up in the living room! the wallpaper was great and works really well in the living room.we worked on it most of the day to get the whole room done and we finally managed it.In gregors room the room was painted but lumps were left to make it look dirty and old. Wood dust was put on to it to give it more texture and it started to look really good! wallpaper will be put on top and parts will be ripped to reveal this textured surface underneath. Certain areas of the wallpaper in the living room will be ripped and torn to give the look that it has been there for a long time. We have 2 weeks left to complete the set and the props and i think we will manage it. It was also decided that we wouldnt be moving the set to maidstone so the photos will be taken at the uni. I cant wait to see the finished set and see all our hardwork come together. :)

Monday, 9 May 2011

Hey Guys!

Hope everyone is gooddddd!

The sofa frame is now complete. Just got a few decorative bits to make which should take an hour tomorrow! Then it can be upholstered. I have some polyester fabric coming from my mum which will make it look really well finished. It should be here tomorrow or wednesday!.

Here are a couple of pictures of the sofa so far.

 Tell me what you think so far guys! I'm pretty proud of myself, for what I have achieved so far. I sat on it (on the edge) and it takes my weight fine, it's really strong. Tomorrow I will add some decorative ply to the outside then start upholstering it. It's taking shape guys, i'm working really fast to get it done so i can help else where and get this set built!.

Sorry.I wont be in today. 9/5/2011

Sorry guys but i wont be in today as i got called in to work last minute which has really annoyed me! keep me updated of what you do today and any photos that are taken stick them on the blog :) hope you all have a good day! see you tomorrow!

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Photo frames

I am very happy with the completed frame with the photo in! I bought a black frame and spray painted it gold. I also found the image of the women on the internet.it was very difficult trying to find the right image but i think the one i found fits perfectly! the picture of gregor in the army is an old picture of my grandad in the army and it fits in very well with the frame. I will sand the frame and maybe staining the wood so it fits in with the wood on my coffee table. Im very happy with the outcomes :) i shall be bringing in all items that i have made, and purchased in to uni tomorrow.

Hey, heres the plates ect i found on ebay, not sure what exactully we need? they are Czechoslovakian but the only thing is I dont know what date they are from, I did email the people seling them but they are unsure of the date.




Saturday, 7 May 2011


Here are a few images ftom thursdays effort.We ,managed to get the rest of the walls up which we were all very pleased about! It is now time to mainly focus on our individual pieces.I cut down my table to a proper coffee table size and im going to sand it down and maybe distress it a bit more, depends what all you guys think? i have also managed to get a few more props.I have a vase that is more towards the right era than the previous image of a vase that i posted.I managed to find a sugar bowl and 4 glasses that will look great on the dining table! i also found 4 plates with a design on it. here is a picture of it but i dont know if they are the right style? let me know or ill just bring one in tomorrow for you all to decide.i will bring all the pieces in tomorrow for you all too look at :)

Hey, do we have cups n saucers n things yet? If not there's a few Czechsolvakia things on eBay

Friday, 6 May 2011


Hey does anyone know where I can get some cheep foam from for the bed? because iv been looking on the internet n on a sight adam gave me but the quotes r coming to over £100 :s surly this cant be right? its just foam. maybe im typing something in wrong i dont know but I put all the right measurements in n thats what it keeps saying :S

Hey Guys!

As most of you know I've finished the cushions for the sofa in Gregor's room, no one has yet to see them. So here are a couple of pictures to show you what they look like, let me know what you think of them and the fabric used.


I'am also going to give some distress marks prior to when the upholstery stage of the sofa is in full swing.

Curtains :)

I've been looking at what i can do for the curtains, and despite there being quite a lack of stuff on the internet about czechoslovakian curtains (shockingly) there are a couple of books in the library on european interiors etc. so I've scanned a couple of images in, and will get cracking on going and finding some fabrics at the weekend....

This first image is from a french chateau, but i like the simple style of the curtains here, they use the same fabric for the actual drapes and for the covering over the railing.  the fabric is identical to the wallpaper, and i feel this looks a bit TOO renaissance-y and a little too high class for the set we are creating, so i might tone my designs down a bit and make them slightly blander and plainer than our wallpaper.
 this picture is from a new york apartment belonging to the Rothschild family. the designer found a segment of the wallpaper in a nobles nursery and so recreated the decor on a large scale. they even have wallpaper on the ceiling. this is not how i imagine Gregors room to be, it is obviously too feminine and frilly, and of too old a time period. however, they have pleated railing covers with tassels on, an interesting direction to look in.
I chose to scan in this picture because I like how many layers of curtain there are, and also you can see how the rings are attached which will be helpful when I actually come to make the curtains. pieces of ribbon have been sewn on along the top, and tied in bows connecting the metal rings to the fabric. this is a simple and cheap way of construction, one which i would imagine a family like Gregor's could have used.
I chose this image as their way of keeping the curtains back is to loop it over back on itself,  which forms unusual little half curtain that look purely decorative. although this wouldn't really work for either of the two rooms, that fabric would look good in Gregor's room as it matches the wallpaper.
i also need to think about tie backs for each room.
 this is a good design for the living room, it is simple and open and has a fresh feel to it, this is how id imagine the living room would look like; quite feminine and neutral. it would open up the room to as it is a light colour. this in turn shows the huge contrast with Gregors room.
this picture really jumped out at me because of the railing, it follows the art nouveau swirly kind of style and that might be worth looking into, as opposed to normal straight railings. obviously it wouldn't have the eagles head on it, but if there was a fancy-ish looking railing, e could get away with having more basic curtains and drapes as it would balance it out.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

todays efforts

We were able to finish the walls for Gregor's room today as well as put up the double door frame. the window header in gregors room is up but still a little odd so we're gonna sort it in the morning. hoping we get the 3x8 tomorrow and we'll be able to finish the final wall of the set :)
Would b nice if a few more people could come in though to help out?

Here's some pics from the last few days (sorry if some of them are the wrong way round, having trouble rotating them on here for some reason):