I added some wood to the floor to fill in the slots for the original walls. And added the front stoop as well.
I used some of the Magic system stencils again. These were much easier to use, less issues with the 'stone' parts coming out with the grout stencils. It was also easier to get the stone mixture onto the floor since this wasn't vertical. I actually tried to make the levels of stone slightly irregular since the main floor of the cottage is the oldest part of it.
While it was drying I got started on my smaller candelabras. I used some dowels for candles, cut down and drilled down the middle, then painted white. While those dried I cut out my wood and got channels for the wires drilled out and the wood sanded and stained.
I used my hot glue trick so they'd look like melted wax and painted them out. Some more jewelry findings serve as the candle holders.
By the time I got all that done the stone was dry so I started painting. That took quite a while.
Once it was painted I coated it with a satin poly and let that dry. Then I put the candelabras together. I need to trim some of the glue off but all in all they look pretty good. Primitive, which is what I was going for, for the first floor.
Then I got some of my grout and finished the floor. I have most of the grout wiped off but I'm going to let it dry completely and then wipe a bit more off before I coat it with poly again.
Once I get the poly on it I'll take off the painters tape and do another fit of the walls to make sure everything fits the way I want it to. After that I'll carefully drill through the plaster where I'd made holes for my electrical.
It doesn't feel like much but I know it is progress. And I can cross a couple things off my list.
uild Fireplaces & chimneys
Plaster upper walls and
third floor of tower.
Add timber to upper walls and
third floor of tower. (testing)
Ceiling beams on first floor.
Ceiling beams and roof support for lofted ceiling on second floor.
Ceiling beams and
roof support for the tower.
Make rush mats
Make books & scrolls
Make paper pottery
Furniture in place finalize lights.
Plaster inside walls
Inside window trim
Build base for house.
Create 'slate' roof
Create front garden
Make lake/river to go alongside house
Make stone wall to go around garden
Iron front gate.