Thursday, 2 August 2012

Lollypop stick shelves

Shelves are 2cm deep. Cup hooks are by Phoenix miniatures. The brackets are also made from  lollypop sticks, and a  bit of 24th scale coving to add detail.  I have drilled a small hole in each bracket to put a metal pin through, which will help secure it to the wall, without needing to use too much glue, as I may need to take them down at some stage for redecorating.

The lollypop sticks were cut to size and sanded. I used a Walnut stain to darken the stick, then used liming wax  to  lighten the stain and give a soft sheen to the wood. I was lucky to find one lollypop stick in the pack (craft pack of lollypop sticks for about 99p) that had a knotty bit, which runs through to the underside, as can be seen in the photo below. 

And here they are on the wall, and nothing broken. Not the most artistic arrangement, but I  couldn't resist setting  bits on to them.  I drilled holes into the walls and set in small metal rods, which are then inserted into corresponding drilled holes in the brackets. These will be glued into place, but not until I remove the pencil lines on the wall, where I worked out the positioning. The shelves are slightly wonky, but I dont think it is very noticeable. 

Rug progress, this week.  When I finish this rug, I will be able to look back on all its photos with horror at the time it has taken to do. And then start another one, as petit point makes really convincing 1:12 rugs.


  1. I like much this provision with the kitchen open to the other room. Is it that it'll stay that way or do you plan to close under the stairs?

  2. Yes, under the stairs is staying open, as it helps to make the rooms seem bigger. I had considered closing off the blue room side, but i think its more trouble than its worth. Besides it is nice to look through the side windows and see through under the stairs to the other room ;)

  3. Hi
    WOW!! I`ve been jumping around your website/blog. SO MANY wonderful ideas and TUTS thanks.
    About the shelves: The used cup hooks.... You refer to "Phoenix miniatures". Would you kindly give me the exact link/address as I get so many hits, but can`t seem to find the right one where to buy the hooks.
    Thank you so much.

    I look forward to follow you in the future and see what else you come up with.

    Greetings from Denmark/SUS


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