Another interior that I arranged prior to the completion of the house itself.
The workshop was a Christmas present for our builder and has temporarily been installed in a wine box.
|On the right side
... there is a little bench where the worker can sit down and have a rest.
The shelves above it were just meant to be provisional - they are roughly cut from thin plywood and stained the same color as the chair and the bench. Looked suprisingly good. There are tools on them - all bought.
One thing I`ll never do again: The glove is made of Fimo - two very, very thin layers. Actually I wanted to make a pair, but soon decided that the other would be missing!
The petrol can was bought and my mother gave it the dirty "used" look. There`s quite a mess on the floor around it!
There are a magazine and a coffee mug on top of it. It is muddy outside, and so were the hands and feet - look at the towel and the shoes. There is a dustbin with a hand-brush beneath it, the favorite hiding place for the workshop mouse. The little fellow knows too well that there is a mouse trap, too.
The old wheel in the foreground is a find from the flea market in Berlin. People dig up such stuff from the old rubble hills around the city. Prior to World War II this must have been a little boys toy wagon wheel.
I made them from Fimo - very thin layers (... though not as thin as those of the glove). They are quite worn and out of shape - I had my walking boots, which had toured Scotland twice, in front of me while shaping the mini version. I made holes for the shoe-strings. My mother put thin threads through them and painted "spots" and scratches onto the boots.
The Workshop Chair
Another flea market inspired project. The chair cost me 50 cent - it isn`t very carefully crafted and was painted in an ugly green. I removed the paint and stained it, thereby trying to resemble blots and scratches (half satisfied with the result). The newspapers - printouts from Jim Collins`page (look on my link page for the web adress) - hide the somewhat bulky chair legs.