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Eden Café

The Eden Café came very early in my mind in the elaboration of the condo, as well as its Art Deco flair.
It is situated on the main floor, left of the Nirvana's shop.
From the basic white box I started to do the floor. 
After drawing on the floor, I painted white and black stripes, then applied chrome tape, to achieve the result I wanted.
The name is simply written with a black marker.
 
 

The bar (here partially finished) is made of a thin pine wood board with one main horizontal shelf (very narrow) and a couple of smaller shelves. 
I added an elevated floor as my bartender is a bit short behind the bar. 
In the far right pic you can see Valentino (see Gang identities) standing behind his bar, waiting for us to hang the light fixtures.
 
 

The light fixtures are simply 2 (delicious) ice cream plastic containers, similar to the one on the far right.
I cut the base and finished it with chrome tape. Then the fixture was glued to the ceiling.


 
 


 The liquor/glasses shelf on the back of the bar is a little collectible shelf bought in a second hand store ages ago.
I used  glossy and matte oil based black paint to obtain a two tone black finish. I added little pieces of aluminum foil on the back of some of the niches to add interest and some reflection for the glasses.  


 
 

To make the glasses I cut clear plastic tubing at the right size (different sizes for various king of glasses).
I removed the metal pin from push pins, keeping only the clear plastic handle.
I hot glued the tube to the larger end of the plastic pin, then I added a tiny metallic washer at the base of each glass for stability.
Wine and liquor bottles come from fridge magnets.


 



The coffee machine:
The base (1 big & 1 small match box)
Horizontal container (2 film canisters + a tiny charm and a tiny thermometer)
Vertical  container part (1 Kinder chocolate surprise canister + 1 film canister 
4 legs (4 pill box lids ).
All was glued then  metallic spray painted. Charms/beads and aluminum foil were added for decorating  as well as a little brass kinder surprise on the top (it looks like it could be the company 's logo).
 
 
The clock is made of tiny bits of wood glued then painted (acrylics). I added  washers to add interest and keep it art deco style.

The door is a piece of fiberboard painted white. I drew /painted on it the geometrical lines & shapes.
 
 

  I have added some chairs and tables for the comfort of the patrons. The black and white movie photos and posters match nicely.

The chair is a CD holder covered with homemade  black false leather cushion.

The table are black glass coasters hot glued on top of  cookie cutters
 
 
The little Eden Café and the charming and always so discreet Valentino know how to welcome our friends at the end of the day.
Pierre comes often after a flight for a little espresso and Lilly, Olga and Lizbeth hang out after a full day of shopping (see Gang Identities).