I did a mockup of how I want part of the upper floor to look. Got the walls up, the floors constructed and took a few pictures with the sliding door in place. I need to build the outer walls of the squared part of the house. That should be interesting as they'll be mostly plexiglass and that's always an adventure to deal with.
I'm debating a small door from the master bedroom to the upper balcony. I might skip it simply because it could be a pain in the butt.
Here's a very sketchy preview of how part of the house will look though.
|The other debate is windows on the wall... If I cut more out of the current opening I could put another sliding window in.|
|Not too bad right?|
|Another good look at the light fixtures.|
I made hollow walls out of some thin basswood and balsa 'two by fours' and ran wire through them so I could have lights in the upstairs bathroom and a wall light fixture in the half bath under the stairs.
|As you can see it'll be a pretty narrow space.|
|The door will open outward otherwise it'll bump into the sink.|
|I mixed some tan and white to get the door color.|
For a little pop of color I mixed my apple green paint with a little white and muted the color somewhat. Then I painted the trim that color. It'll go inside the bathroom so its a nice little pop without taking over the room.
|Since the kitchen accents are a similar color and the living room will have some along with the brown it'll go nicely.|
The plan is to leave the rest of the trim in the house, baseboards, doors, windows and any crown molding its own natural wood tones and seal it with satin polyurethane in order to make the stair case really stand out.
So the risers are made out of woodsies and the treads are one inch by eighth inch boards cut down to hang out over the wall slightly. The landing is made the same way, with the boards glued together.
Once all the glue holding the treads and risers is dry I plan to finish the entire thing all at once. Hopefully that'll keep the finish from looking uneven.
The lower part of the staircase is pretty cool and I'm hoping to have it done soon.
|I put the wallpaper on the wall already and got an outlet wired in.|
|Now if I can keep the cats away while the glue dries...|
I'm working on a light fixture for the bathroom, not too thrilled with how it looks at the moment but I'm working on it. I need to get the lighting for the kitchen decided on and that'll be a job and a half but once that's done I can start worrying about the upper floor.
Hope you enjoyed!