Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Morticia's Dresser

Here's a little dresser I imagine someone like Morticia Adams would have. It's a little cluttered, a bit Gothic, elegant and feminine without being frou-frou. And a little bit on the creepy side.

Lots of skulls happening....both large and small. Maybe Morticia is a connoisseur collecting interesting skulls from fascinating places. She must have a sense of humor to put a crown on the big one at the top of her mirror.
Or maybe Gomez presented her with the head of an ancient king from the Carpathian Mountains.
One thing is for sure, he always brings her roses. Even if she is inclined to cut their little heads off.

A pet gargoyle, some spare body parts,  a couple of perfume bottles. Looks like she just set a cup of tea down on the edge of the dresser. Perhaps she was running late for a little soiree  or a midnight tango.

What's this in the bottom drawer? (we are such Nosey Parkers!)

Looks like a bit of spare chain from the dungeon. Well, I guess a girl never knows when some chain might come in handy. To fight off torch-wielding villagers, perhaps?

A couple of quick notes on construction and techniques;

I am always looking at different ways to do the legs and feet of furniture and on this dresser I went with a wooden bead and a mini spool, painted black and then decorated with gold to match what I painted on the drawers and mirror.

To make a skull candelabra, I cut the circle bit off of the center post of an Antique Candelabra Charm  and glued a White Turquoise Skull Bead to the tip. I glued a piece of black 12 gauge wire to the back and stuck it in a heavy bead cap I painted gold to match.

For a link to supplies, click HERE

Gothic Dresser
Victorian Dressing Table Set
Tiny White Turquoise Skull Beads
White Turquoise Skull Beads
Large White Turquoise Skull Beads
Ceramic Gargoyle Bead
Antique Candelabra Charm
Small Antique Brass Suitcase Handles
Nonbreakable Mirror Material
Bronze Teacup and Saucer Charm
Tall Bulb Perfume Bottle
Mini Rose Buds-Black
Small Rose Buds-Orange
Small Rose Buds-Black
Tiny Paper Roses Black
1 Inch Purple Roses (in top drawer)
1/2 Inch Scalloped Black Lace (in the drawer)
7/8 inch Fancy Fan Black Lace (in the drawer)
Summer Sea Silk Ribbon Set (orange trim in the drawer)
3-1/2 Inch Skeleton (parts in the silver box)
Miniature Square Metal Box with Lid
Antiqued Steel Chain-2 sizes (sub for copper chain in bottom drawer)
Large Bronze Fancy Filigree Set (fleur de lis behind the large skull on top of mirror)
Spell Book Box Covers Collage Sheet
Wood Mini Spool

Black and gold acrylic paint
Really large and heavy flower bead caps (holding the candelabra)
Round glass bottle
Wooden Bead 

Thank you for visiting!


Kristin said...

This is so great! Your attention to detail is totally on point.

Connie said...

I love the painted details you added. They are just perfect!

Val said...

Fantastic! I was going to mention cutting the heads off the roses, but of course you knew that. They're so decadently striking in black and yellow she obviously decided to leave them on.

Val said...

Also, when it gets closer, let me know when you'll be in Scotland and we'll see if we can meet up.

Artifice said...

Fabulous! I love all of your great ideas and how you are so creative in figuring out what to use. Linda