Paraiso Balcony

Once the Heavenly Hair window was finished I thought it could use an extension. So looking through my crafting stack I found some narrow pieces of wood, some plaster and some nicely turned wooden pegs from an old corner shelf. Unexpectedly while grocery shopping I came by an old mirror ( from a beauty chest maybe??) that was calling my name on a recycle bin.

I painted  the wooden pegs and the top of the Heavenly hair box in white acrylic paint.

I framed the top of the box with remnants of wood.

The walls of the balcony are 72 cm length (the 3 walls together ) X 12 cm high

The pegs were a bit too wide for the thickness of the wood walls. I added a little narrow wooden rail on the wall edge.  I evenly spaced, glued the pegs on top of it and covered them with a piece of molding to create the handrail

I covered the wall facade in plaster, then I painted everything white.

The old mirror was screwed directly to the wall.

The door ( virtual access to the stairs) is made of fiberboard, painted white.

I have used pieces of an old lamp and a tiny wood stick painted brass for the door handle.

The door window is made of a carton frame over a piece of aluminum.

At the inside base of the balcony I glued a false ceramics paper from a model construction magazine. the reflection in the mirror  gives the impression of depth.

In the far right pic, Kate is showing you the scale.

Ensemble of the Heavenly Hair window and its Paraiso balcony 

Facing the condo apartments. with Lilly in her sewing room and Blondie seated in the Lotus lounge.

The balcony is big enough for a little gathering. Lilly, Olga, Kate, Abeba are enjoying a coffee time talking about their next project.

Fabio, who is fire fighter volunteer, is of course in charge of the security. I made the fire extinguisher with a "fizz bottle pack"left by my grand kids.

Later on I added some planters.