I grabbed a pile of plywood and threw it in the van...
My Texas friend is getting a New York Shop Window Roombox decorated for Christmas (based off of photos she took while on vacation in NY City last year with her mother).
|Inspiration for one friend's gift: a New York Shop window decorated for Xmas|
|Large Shop Windows|
|In a Tiffany's Style Motif|
|Flat back wall|
I created the poster frames so that the broadway posters could be removeable/changed out because I picked random plays that I would be interested in, but my friend might have some "favorites" she'd rather display. So if she ever wants to change them out she just pushes the plexi and poster up through the slot in the top of each poster frame:
Here's a video of the overall view of the roombox as I am finishing it for my friend: Video of Roombox. It still needs it's electrical installed and I am finishing one of the large window shops to have the red velvet walls to match the photo that inspired it all. Then Verde and some gold sparkle lions will go in that red velvet showcase. My friend has silver knights and we've contacted Tish of Versailles Dolls (Versailles Dolls' Website) to make us a doll similar to the one in the real life shop window. I'll slowly decorate that shop window over the next few weeks when/if I have any time. Maybe once the kids go back to school....
Now for my second friend! She lives in Michigan and she is not a shopper (unless it's for minis or candy!). So I didn't think she'd get excited by NYC shop windows. She is a unique, spunky gal and I wanted something that would reflect her personality. And when I saw these photos while surfing around the internet, I knew I had found my inspiration:
|Main Inspiration for Other Friend's Gift|
|Works as a restaurant too! Wonder if they serve sushi...|
|Love the coral reef out the windows|
|Dry Fitted together|
|Passing by the large picture window at the end of the room|
I don't know if my friend will turn this into a bedroom, a restaurant, or an underwater poker game room/bar. But this design would also work as a room looking out onto a lunar landscape (or out onto any planet's or solar system landscape) or as an igloo room to stare at the northern lights like they have in Finland:
|Go ahead and google "Finland hotel to view Northern Lights"! It's pretty cool!|
I am so excited about these roomboxes! I hope you are too!