Anyway I did have a bit of spare time yesterday so I decided to add a few things to the gallery. Firstly I added a little outside light as there seems to be a lack of sunshine at the moment and it brightens it up nicely.
Here you can see the outside in relation to the inside.
I do love a peeking through the door shot it always seems like you are being a bit nosy!
I have added a few items for sale in the gallery so its not quite as empty!
The counter at the back was a barewood one left over from the set I bought for the sweet shop. I painted it white and then distressed it. Its a seaside gallery so I wanted it to have a whitewashed wood look to it. I fixed all the acrylic panels which is such a pain in the backside of a job! Trying not to get glue everywhere is almost impossible. However I did it the front one just did not look clear enough to me so I have left it out!
As it has a nice mirrored back and I thought adding a little light at the top would reflect through it nicely. It really does look pretty all lit up!
I had in mind getting some tiny little glass animals for display. I already have a couple of fish but they were really too big. I spotted a set of 3 on Ebay which were all under an inch tall and thought they would be perfect. I won the set for 99p and asked the seller if she had anymore. She had another 3 and let me have those for 99p also. They came the next day and were so tiny and just perfect for the display. I also had a cute little turtle my good friend Scarlett gave me that fitted in perfectly. There were still a couple of gaps so I just added some bits of seaglass that looked like paper weights for now till I can find some more little animals.
It was so hard to get a photo without the camera showing in the glass lol but here is one with the flash so you can see all the different colours!
I also thought I would splash a bit of paint on the canvas so it at least looked something like a panting. Its called 'Choppy seas'! I am pleased with it but I don't think Picasso has anything to worry about ha ha!!
I have a plan to fill the shelves with some hand painted plates similar to those in Poole Pottery as thats where I am from. I know I have a nice pile of large white plates somewhere but can I find them?....nope!! So for now to fill it up a bit I have just put all the Cornish china that will eventually go in the gift shop in there.
I had an email from a nice company called DEAN DESIGNS the other saying they had 5 items hidden in their listings with a value of zero. All you had to do was find one and add it to your basket and all you would have to pay was the postage. I was just lucky to be here when the email arrived so had a good look and found the star item a romantic display worth £35. I was chuffed to bits! Here it is in the bridal shop!