Well, I'm not Cinderella but I have been busy. And I've even accomplished a few things. So let's see what I've gotten done huh? We've got the second floor and the main floor down stairs to see today...even if we don't have stairs in the dollhouse, lets pretend, all right?
Second floor... This floor will also have wooden floors. I think they'll work out very nicely. A medium walnut wood tone. Like so.
|See? Nice and pretty.|
Here's another picture from a slightly different angle, give you a better idea of how the pattern will look down the hallway.
|A little easier to see the pattern right?|
So first up... The Library/Study. More stripes in the dark tones...but that looks good right? Very masculine. Which is pretty good considering the bedroom is in blue and white.
|This is the view from the front bay window area.|
|It's mostly dark green with some dark gold and mahogany red.|
And next on the list is the master bedroom. I don't have a lot up here except the wallpaper and floors. The ceiling is up but its just more plaster paper. It has a nice textured look but see how pretty the wallpaper is with the light coming in the windows?
|It really reminds me of my bedroom growing up.|
|Still needs baseboards and crown moldings. I'm working on it I swear.|
|Ta Da! The bathroom.|
Here's a slightly different angle.
|Not too bad right?|
If I was smart I would have figured out a way to make the entire second floor in blue tones. But the library didn't want to cooperate.
However, in the picture above you get a little sneak peak of the main floor. Which I will fill you on now.
I mentioned the marble paper? Right? Well you would not believe how long it took me to get it measured and pasted down with the borders around the rooms. Especially in the dining room. For-Ev-Er. Seriously.
|The front hall and part of the dining room.|
|It looks decent I think but OMG that took time!|
Here's the parlor/living room. Slightly easier than the goofy shaped dining room.
|See? Square. Not nearly as hard to deal with.|
Right now I'm feeling seriously impressed with these floors. They're nicer than the ones in my own house. My husband is always very impressed when ever he looks at the house. He's nice like that.
But, next week, wallpaper for the living room, and hallway. And trim! And hopefully wallpaper in the dining room.
But I got some preemptive staining done and door frames cut and stained for my dining room and parlor doorways.
Here they are unstained:
|See? They fit pretty nicely around the doorway don't they?|
I need to measure out my cuts and get those sawed down so I can trim the upstairs windows inside.
By the way? Any ideas for what I can use as curtain rods? I'm figuring O-rings that screw into the walls to hang them up but for the rods themselves? I've got nothing.
See you next week. Hope you liked all the progress I made this time around.