I feel like this was a fairly productive weekend. I finished putting the 'planks' on the ceiling and thanks to a quick opinion poll got some feedback on a stain color for them.
Since that had to dry for a while I did some work on the fireplace with the charcoal I ordered.
It doesn't look super dark there but in comparison with the picture below which is from last week, I can see a definite difference.
I also took some of the charcoal (which was on my fingers and a brush) and rubbed it on the walls over the candle sconces. I've noticed anywhere you use candles you'll get soot marks on the walls so a little more realism I hope.
Then once I got the fireplace glued in place I tested all my lights again.
Once that was mostly dry I started to fit the upper walls.
Before I add the plaster and beams I want to draw out where the beams will go, something that makes sense with the windows. I still need to work on the trim for inside the windows. But I think that'll be a bit easier once the walls are up and glued in place.
When the mail came Saturday I got one of my Etsy purchases for the house.
I also decided that since it would take a while for the walls to dry I should work on the furniture. I started with the bedside table and drilled some holes so the wires for the candelabra would remain hidden.
The bed was next.
I've got some vintage handkerchiefs to use for sheets and possibly for bed hangings. Definitely for sheets though.
A settle for next to the fireplace. The glue is still drying on the carvings I added.
The last thing was the chest for at the foot of the bed. Also still drying.
That's it for me this weekend. If I get really ambitious I might stain a shelf unit for the kitchen. But likely that'll wait for next weekend for when I get more time. I have wooden plates and goblets that'll need some staining too.
How's everyone else doing?
Plaster upper walls and
Add timber to upper walls and
Ceiling beams and roof support for lofted ceiling on second floor.
Stain purchased furniture
Make rush mats
Make books & scrolls
Make paper pottery
Furniture in place finalize lights.
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.