Last week I made a ballroom for the princess books. It ended up being the biggest room set I have ever made! I thought it ought to be big though as it was a royal ballroom.
It was requested that the floor should be wooden which was something I had to think about how to make- because the floor was so big . In the end I found some very thin sheets of wood, cut them into individual miniature planks and stuck them down one by one. It didn't take as long as I thought it would and I was really pleased with the effect so that was all good!
Here's a close up of the floor:
It was also suggested that a grand piano could be included in the ballroom. I was very taken with that idea so went right ahead and created a gold glittery piano fit for a princess.
Here's how the whole ballroom looked. The pillars and panels were another challenge- something I had not tried before. I was pleased with how they came out though. I also used a string of fairy lights poked through the walls to create lighting round the edge of the room.
Again the flowers were another little challenge. I bought some cheap ones and then spent quite a while painting them (with Henry's help!) different shades of purple and then glittering them up.
I took a few shots without daylight to show how the lights on the walls light up. I think it looks more atmospheric this way.
Here come some princesses!
I am looking forward to seeing how all this will look once it's photographed professionally and put into one of the books!
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