Monday, October 19, 2015

Slight Sense of Urgency

Reality hit last week when a fellow blogger mentioned there were only sixty six days until the Creatin' Contest due date.  (As a complete sidebar, I love saying fellow blogger because it makes me feel accomplished and like someday I might be on the level of say Otterine or Pepper over at MitchyMooMiniatures.)  Otterine has a countdown on her blog.  Today there are only 57 days left!

But that kinda lit a fire under my butt.  No more futzing (is that a real word?) around.  Time to actually figure out how to do some things and then get them done.  So... I worked.  And I made some mistakes but thankfully they're fixable.  And my husband gave me the coupon that came in the mail for twenty percent off my order at so I got to order a few things I'd been wanting.

That really helped.  Shopping for miniatures always helps somehow.

But I'm pleased to say that I got the kitchen mostly finished and the second floor started.  (I actually nearly said completely finished on the kitchen before I remembered I haven't put in the baseboards yet.  Ooops.)

But the floor is in!  Yay floor!  See?

No grout just yet but you get the idea right?
That's my homemade light fixture there.  Ignore the flash reflected in the glass please.

I had to get the windows trimmed and framed in on the inside.  I love the natural wood look.

Here's a shot of the backdoor and the tiles grouted.  They still look a little streaky but I want to wait until its completely dry before I wipe them down anymore.

They're actually real glass tiles that you'd use for a floor in a bathroom or the backsplash in your kitchen.  I love how they look.  They're just about an inch square so they're kinda like real mini tiles.

You can also see where I need to touch up the edge of the door. 
Making that light fixture was an all weekend job last week.  First figuring out what I wanted, making it, reducing the length of the tubing and then getting the whole thing wired up in the little copper box fixture.  And when the ceiling was upside down it did not look too good.

See?  This was a whole long process
I love the colors though
See? Not graceful.
I also changed the 'glass' tulip shaped shades on the living room ceiling fixture to some more modern actual glass spheres.  I like the look better and Sticky Tacky glue is a wonderful thing.  That reminds me, I need to go get some more. 

Not actual size.
Oh, here's a better shot of the crown molding in the kitchen. 

And you can also see the other light fixtures.  I like the vintage look.
I didn't want a pure white ceiling so I got some beige and white.  I like how it looks.

Yeah, its pretty good.
But the big news is that I got the second floor installed, glued and screwed in.  And got one of the hollow walls for the bedroom wired and wallpapered.

I also got the bathroom wired and the walls papered.  Can you believe I've got everything I need for the bathroom except a toilet.  Yep. Nothing like forgetting the obvious.  I'm a genius like that.

So here's a progress shot of the bedroom.

We'll pretend there's extra insulation in the floor so the bedroom doesn't get cold over the garage.
My extremely technical method of holding the walls on until the glue dries.
And here we are with the floor and wallpaper.

The green is not really that bright.  It's the flash on my camera phone.  When I get the trim in we'll try it again.
Here's a shot of the bathroom.  The walls aren't permanent yet.  I need to get the wallpaper, trim and doors on before I glue.

It looks bigger than it is.
A slightly different angle.

I added a transom window near the ceiling to let in some natural light from the front windows.
A close up of the wallpaper.

The green matches the green of the bedroom.  I want a good neutral green and brown.
So now I only have a few odds and ends to show you.

The faucet for the kitchen sink, which is finally dry and safe to untape.

I love this faucet. I want it for my real house.

We have a doorknob on the front door now.  Yay.

Ignore the junk outside the house please.
And I refinished a shade for a lamp in the living room.

I think it'll go next to the couch.
And that's... it.  Yeah.  I don't think it feels like much.  But that's because I know how much more I have to do.  I'll do some more work tonight and have another update for you next week. 

See you soon!


  1. Hello fellow blogger =0) What do you mean on a level like me? You ARE on a level like me. You design things from scratch, execute the design to the different from what I do. You need to give yourself more credit. X
    I also love the colours of your light fitting. The green glass and copper look fab together. I really like the glass tile floor too. You've done quite a bit. I think we're all hoping that by the deadline, everything will just come together =0O

    1. Wow! I'm fangirling something awful over here. Because your work is so beautiful! And usually I have no idea what I'm doing. So I feel like I'm flailing around.

  2. You're cruising right along, making great progress. I can't wait to see the custom light fixture in place and illuminated, it's intriguing.