Club project - shop box

Club project - shop box

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Lights in the window...

Finally I've made a little bit of progress on the boxfile. The LED lights are in and the candles are on the ledge behind the door. IThe door opens out as it couldn't be opened more than about quarter way the other way round, so even a very small person couldn't possibly walk through. Rather than change the box, the easy way out was reversing the door! It does mean that there need to be steps up to the door...

The candles will be powered from an old telephone charger directly behind the wall, it will also power another 2 wall lights on the left hand side wall and possibly a ceiling light.
You probably can't tell all that well that the LED lights are on, but I'm sure once there is something in the window it will be perfect.
The battery holder is hidden under the window sill, held there with a small bit of wood. The switch is in the far window frame and will be hidden behind a strip of fabric. The gap above the bit of wood is wide enough to pull the battery holder out to change the battery.
With the battery holder covered up (sort of). I still need something to finish off the LED lights as they look wrong when they aren't on - they're yellow. The washers I have are about 1cm diameter and that is way too big. The LEDs are less than 2mm square. I like them as spotlights in the window though!

Happy mini-time,   Idske


  1. Hi It looks beautiful. I don't know how you finish then so perfectly given how small these are. The detail is amazing.

  2. Goede morgen, Idske! Dat ziet er mooi uit, netjes weg gewerkt, zeg. De stof lijkt wel iets van een cv te hebben ;0! Je kunt de brandende lichtjes goed zien op de foto. Misschien kun je er lampenkapjes op plaatsen vanwege de kleur? Balpennen hebben vaak mooie dopjes of ringetjes daarvoor, ik zeg maar wat....
    Liefs, Ilona

  3. Idske, it all looks very good. Were you planning on putting any curtains in the window?, a narrow pelmet will hide the lights and you could just use lace if you didn't want heavy big curtains or even a rolled up blind.

    Have you thought about using a radiator for covering up the battery, sell them.

  4. I like the idea of a blind, a bit of colour would be good, it's all still very bland. I am also sorting through my jewellery findings for a flat ring fitting to make miniature down lighters; the ballpoint pen bits are just a bit too big. Thankfully, I have a lot more findings than I thought! :)

    The radiator would have been a good idea if it had been inside the boxfile. It's a bit too bulky for under the window on the opening panel. I am considering making it into a display bench, though.

    Thank you all for your comments, Idske


I've had to turn on comment approval again, because of the ridiculous amount of anonymous spam. Anonymous comments with a commercial connection will be removed.