Onwards and upwards with my Diagon Alley projects. I have returned to the apothecary which was going to be Mr Mulpepper's but I have changed my mind. I decided that Slug & Jiggers was the apothecary most linked to all things Potter so the sign writing is done.
It has been a long time since I took this kit off the shelf having done most of the decoration.
The sign writing has been done with stick on lettering and I have to say I am really pleased with the look. I will make it less likely to peel off by giving it a coat of ModgePodge.
I did most of it free hand as I wanted it too look slightly off kilter although I did pencil line the sign to make sure I could fit in both lines of text.
The interior still has all the mouldings and lighting to add but I have been playing around with the shelving.
The flooring needs to be aged a bit more too I think to make it a little less tan in colour. This is the arrangement I had originally decided upon.
Then I knew my wonderful door needs to be given a little more pride of place so I moved the counter. This way I can have shoppers browsing the shelves and my Apothecary working behind his counter.
Of course you want to see the door. How fabulous is this little man. Created by Jain Squires of The Giddy Kipper isn't he just perfect! I gave Jain the finished door and asked her for a peeking character and she came up with this. I would love one of these in all my projects now, he really brings a boring false door to life.
All my progeny home this weekend which means lots of cooking, washing and tidying so I may have to lay aside my toys for a couple of days. Still they're worth it.
Have a happy Easter time everyone.