This weekend I wanted to finish reading a book I'd started Friday night so I did a lot of things that required time lapses in between, at least on Saturday.
The first was getting the paint on the front wall and then getting it glued in. That was actually pretty painless. A few bad moments with dripping glue but not so bad.
Obviously the trick was to make sure it was weighed down enough for a snug fit without gluing the hinged wall in place.
Then the next big step was gluing the lights for the ceiling and entryway in place. I'd decided to use some of my plaster paper for the flat ceiling so I had to cut out a few areas. I don't have good luck with glue and lights adhering well to the plaster paper so I've found removing the paper in the areas where the lights will be is best. That seems to have worked out pretty well.
The plaster paper is an off white with a bit of taupe in it and I like how it goes with the walls. Not as stark as white would be but still light enough for a ceiling.
When the glue was pretty dry I began the process of gluing the ceiling in and getting the wire from the kitchen wall fed through the hole in the ceiling near the wall. It was a little tricky but I managed it.
While that glue was drying I read my book some more. It wasn't a bad morning really.
I'll admit to doing a few things out of order. I really should have done the curtain for under the kitchen sink and the window shades before I glued the roof in but thankfully the house is pretty open without the main roof. So I did that this morning.
The curtain is a little bright in comparison with the tiles but I think with the island in front of it a bit it won't look quite as glaring.
Here's a wider look and you can see my lights in place. I'm really kind of excited about how they turned out. I think I'm going to end up putting some sort of Craftsman type crown molding around the flat ceiling just to hide where the roof meets the walls. I weighed it down but I don't like the way it looks.
I didn't want any really fussy or fancy window treatments. They didn't seem to go well with the Craftsman look and I'd spent so much time on the interior window trim I didn't want to distract from it.
Brae had suggested simple rolling shades and so I started looking through my fabrics and scrapbook papers to see what would suit.
I got one of the spare beads to compare colors and luckily got a nice little patch of sunlight which always gives me a true color match.
It's a textured scrapbook paper from Best Occasions. And I've had it forever!
Again if I'd been thinking I would have done this before I glued the windows in but I got my measurements and managed to make some rolled up shades.
They turned out pretty well I think. The glue is still drying but I've gotten them in pretty level.
Here's a couple pictures with the kitchen furniture, island and entry hall tree in place. You can see my front wall sconces as well. It's turning out pretty well.
I made one mistake when I glued the upper wall in, I forgot to drill a channel in the wall or make one in the top of the flat roof for the wiring for the kitchen light. Thankfully its balsa wood on the bottom of the wall so I think I can fuss with it some and make sure everything is level and plumb before I put in the flooring.
You can't really see it with the flooring hiding the wiring but I know its there and it'll bother me if I don't do something about it.
I glued the ceiling braces in place too and tested out the roof. Need to paint them too.
Nice view of where the murphy bed will be.
Here we get a rough idea of how it'll look in the end. Obviously a few things need touching up.
Since I was dry fitting the ceiling I decided to map out my little can lights. I drilled holes for them and in a bit I'll rout out some channels for the wires. Then I just need to figure out my roofing. I'm really not sure what I should use.
The square marked out on the roof is where the chimney stack will end up. I didn't want to have a light too close to it.
I do need to stain the interior trim for the skylight. I'm toying with the idea of going with the red oak to reflect the flooring but I think the cherry I've been using would probably be safer. The outside will end up being black metallic I think.
Any suggestions for roofing?
We're tracking Hurricane Irma here since I have family near Pensacola and we're hoping it misses them. Stay safe everyone.