|See? Nice stain they call Black Cherry. That sounds yummy to me.|
|I had to use the glue gun to put them on. It doesn't look great but its not awful.|
The first room I decided to work on was what I'm calling the servant's quarters. You don't usually invest a lot in a nice room for the people who work for you, or at least I don't think you did during the Victorian age so no wallpaper here.
I used the same paint that I did for the outer walls of the house, that pretty pale blue and then got some watered down white paint to put over it. It gives it a semi whitewashed appearance and a little color at the same time.
I painted the ceiling white and put the floor down, some pretty red oak before adding the door. The oak flooring was really cool stuff you can cut with scissors but its actual wood. A really thin veneer.
Then I got the furniture I picked out and filled up the room. It doesn't look too bad does it? They've even got a hurricane lamp on the hand me down dresser.
|Its not very easy to see the color on the walls. Everything sort of looks the same doesn't it.|
Next was the little girls room. She was a bit more complex, flooring, wallpaper and a plaster ceiling. But she is the daughter of the house after all.
So I used the same red oak flooring, and then cut out the wallpaper... I have new respect for what my mom went through when she put wallpaper up in my room. OMG so not easy to do.
|See? It should be pretty nice once its done.|
|You can see my hi-tech method for getting the edges to stick. Binder clips are my friends.|
Finally I got the door in and set her up with furniture. No windows so she has a lamp too, nice even light.
|The bedding will get added to eventually, I've got some really lovely fabric in pink that will be nice.|
The next step was the attic hallway. I didn't have wallpaper picked out for it. But I got the ceiling painted white and then looked through my scrapbook paper for some paper that would look nice next to a room with green wallpaper. The flooring was the same, red oak. Easy to put down too, use rubber cement and you're all set. I liked that a lot.
The trick with the hallway was the walls were all fixed, and I didn't have any spare walls to use as a measurement. So there was a lot of cutting and cursing and cutting again. But it all worked out. I don't even really see the seams along the long walls.
|See? I did this before I glued the doors. Obviously. |
Hope you are all having a great week.