Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Music Room

It's coming together!

I was able to cut down the centre of the back wallpaper and re-glue it flat. Then I glued on the artwork.

The right hand wall has scenery behind it so I added two LED lights on the ceiling and the wires put through the hole in the back wall.

Here the lights have been attached to the battery and the joints covered with shrink wrap.

Jazz Festival posters have been added to the left hand wall.

Now the right wall has been put in place.

The view out the window (lit by the LED bulbs).

I bought this wonderful stereo by Penny Spence of BC the last time she did a show in Edmonton (a LONG time ago).
 And the speakers.....

 The stereo is on the back wall with the speakers mounted on the upper wall.

The accordion is also by Penny Spence. I bought it from Danielle Perry at her last Edmonton Show before she retired.

Penny no longer does shows but her work is available through Victoria Miniland. Wonderful work!

The loveseat itself is by Janet Harvie of Maggie Melinda Miniatures. The story of their purchase is on an earlier blog along with more information about Janet's work.

This incredible cabinet was a gift from Sammm Brockhurst of Toronto. It's beautiful and brings back so many memories of a similar cabinet my parents had.

I had these wonderful 50s and 60s record albums (with records in them) to put in it (Beatles, etc) but not enough to fill it so needed something to keep them in place. Couldn't find my heavy brass pieces from Lee Valley so used a piece from an old floppy disk.

This cuts easily with scissors so I opened it up into a book-end shape and added the treble clef with contact cement.

Then I put the albums in the cabinet held in place with the 'bookmark'.

Now the cabinet is in place with a violin and snare drum resting on it. The violin is from a club sale (Thanks, Jillian, for switching with me) and the drum is a Christmas ornament with antique white paint for the surface.

 Just about finished! The grand piano in the back right had a bust from Victoria Miniland and candelabra from my stash (have to put another candle in the middle). The music on the piano bench is from Tina MacDonald, our club president.

Janet's chair on the left with a guitar leaning against it. The table in the front with the percussion instruments was made by Gilbert Funk, a former member of M.E.E.

Still several pieces to go into it.

A cornet (for Leanne); a saxaphone (Sean); flute (DS Shirley); trombone (nephew Mike); and all the music stands. Need to make stands for some of the instruments and probably for the guitar. I`m SO disappointed that I couldn`t work the drum kit into the scene but that`s okay because although dear BIL Grahame is a drummer, he is also a pianist so the piano is for him. I (sort of) play the accordion and piano but the accordion is for Auntie Irene.

Every instrument brings back family memories (Vern's BIL, Oscar, crafted violins).

I have a clarinet in my stash also but no one in the family plays that so it will  go back into the stash.


  1. I am glad that the LEDs are working so well for this project, Maureen! They look great and love the whole room. I so enjoy your blog.