Monday, February 17, 2014

Ken's Bachelor Pad *Dioramas*

I love Dioramas. I'd like to take time to spotlight Ken and the idea of a special diorama all his own.
Ken's Bachelor Pad

  • It's a New York City bachelor pad. The sofa was created from three pencil boxes, two computer wrist pillows, a zen garden frame, and four computer keyboard erasers (for feet) from the back to school section at the Dollar Tree Store. (and some remnant fabric and glue) 
  • The textured modern art above the sofa was created from a plastic notebook and picture frames purchased from Dollar Tree. 
  • The modern lamps on either end of the sofa were created by inverting clear lip gloss tubes with iridescent shimmer and gluing a sequin to the upside down top to give the impression of a light switch. 
  • The end table closest to the window was created from a clear glass cube, small picture frame and several tile erasers from Dollar Tree. 
  • The coffee table was created from four clear plastic cubes that housed puzzles from the toy section and the table top is a piece of beveled mirror purchased from Dollar Tree. 
  • The candle holders on the fireplace mantle and coffee table are upside down thumbtacks from the back to school section at Dollar Tree. 
  • The bar was created from two locker door pencil caddies which were inserted into each other. Four computer keyboard erasers were used to create the 'feet'. And a piece of vinyl tile was cut and stuck together to create the bar top. Again, all pieces purchased from Dollar Tree. 
  • The television was created from a magnetized photo frame and the 'speakers' on either side began their life as pencil sharpeners from the back to school section at Dollar Tree. 
  • The exterior room walls, and floor as well as the fireplace walls started out as pieces of foam core board purchased from Dollar Tree and were covered with scrapbook paper and spray paint.


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