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Thursday, 15 August 2013

Coming Apart at the Seams ( update on the Arthur)


A short while ago, I mentioned that I was working on both the second floor bedroom and the bathroom of # 43.

It was a bit of a challenge trying to decide just what I wanted from this space other than 2 functional rooms.  For one thing, I had to decide where I wanted the walls to be and how much useable floor space would I get for each room.  The window is dead center of the second floor and made things tight for either space but I decided that the bedroom should be the most generous because of the size of the bed and that helped with placing the wall.  But then I needed an additional wall for the hallway.  That again made the spaces more defined but also visibly tighter.  There always seems to be a sacrifice of Something one way or the other so the hallway leading down to the super tight kitchen was made more narrow by the addition of the partition.
Then I had to make templates of each wall, cut them out of mat and/or foam and wallpaper them.   The electrical wires would be strung through them and connected before the actual walls were glued in place and this also included the roof which is just taped together.  I am not very good at measuring and so of course this took a number of different tries before I got it right and that means a whole lot of wasted time and paper.  I had opted to use scrapbooking paper for the floors as well as the walls.  I wanted the look of old linoleum and so I gave the floors several coats of what was supposed to be Clear gloss spray but it had a creamy dry down which was not good for other things I sprayed but Perfect for the finish of the floors.  There is some sheen, but not too much and just a bit yellowed, with age.
The Arthur has a very high pitch to it's roof and that is a plus for a high ceiling but I may have to install a flat bit just so I can hang the ceiling fixtures easily.  Still thinking about that.  Beams  would also be an option and would be consistent with the first floor.....
decisions, decisions.....
This is a closer look at the pattern of the bedroom linoleum floor.
It is big and busy and picks up the colors that I have already used in the soft furnishings on the bed and the drapes for the window and it looks vintage.
this is the space that is designated for the bedroom. NONE  of the Walls, Floor OR the Roof are fixed in place.
EVERYTHING is still loose and easily comes apart, so there are visible gaps and messy seams in all of the photos that you are see now and will be looking at later. 
In keeping with the theme of using the dark wood trims that are so prevalent in the kitchen,  I am doing a test drive to see what they will look like later.   
This is a view of the stairwell looking down towards the kitchen.  The wall is made from 2 layers of foamboard.  On one side I have plastered it to be consistent with the outside wall.  The ceiling of the hall in this photo, is the wallpaper that I had decided to use when I was going to have just a half (pony) wall which would have allowed the sunlight into the bedroom from both the side exterior wall, as well as from the front.   However, I decided to extend the hall wall all the way up to the full height and that changed Everything once again. 
 
So that meant covering over the wallpaper that over-lapped into the hallway that was on the narrow ceiling.

I used Spackle over the ceiling wall paper over that part of the ceiling.  I had to hold the roof section in place, position the wall and then reach inside and draw a pencil line of  where the  inside wall ended and then using a wood strip as guide,  I Spackled up to the pencil line so that it would all meet the corners.  This process is very awkward  because of not having anything secured and firmly fixed in place.  I am just hoping that once the roof is glued down I will not have to reach into this narrow hall and apply patch!
(sorry about the fuzzy photo!)

Again, I had to pre-plan the lighting.  I chose the light for the hall and tested it.  I had to place it where it would be high enough to not be hit with a Head rounding the corner and yet easily changed by the owner when the light burnt out.  That is why there is no ceiling fixture installed, it would be impossible for the mini lady to reach!  I had to drill through the foam board at an angle and feed the wires through to the outside edge and run them down to the floor.  I shall no doubt, have to attach additional feed wire so to run the length under the wall partition and then through the back wall board and through to connect to the tape.
What an obstacle course!
 
Now This is the 2nd interior wall and the story here is that, after I papered the front and left wall of the bedroom , I was OUT OF PAPER!  I had used up the third sheet when I was trying out options for the parlor earlier on and had wasted it.  I went to the craft store to buy some more and the pattern was not there.  Indeed, I realized later, that it was originally purchased at a discount store so it was all LONG GONE and so I had to find something that was similar in color ( light coral pink) and not too busy in pattern that would conflict with the patterned lino.  This paper is an over-sized brocade.  It is not a perfect match and is somewhat darker than what is on the other 2 walls, but it is close enough.  I had to just go with it and think of this as another quirky feature of this cottage.  
Now here was yet Another challenge.
In this picture you see the lights that I decide needed to be on this wall on either side of the bull's eye mirror that would hang above it.  Now the problem was how to disguise the wires?  This unit is in the middle of the wall and on the other side is the bathroom wall, already papered and ready to go, so how to make this problem go away?
I chose to hide them behind a panel.   I used a piece of paper and cut it as wide as the panel that the fireplace would be attached to.  I then was able to fold the paper to the angles of the wall and the slope of the ceiling.  This went pretty smoothly.  I used the paper to cut the mat board and then test fitted it and then trimmed it with narrow trim.
I needed to mark where the lights would be and drill the holes that the wires would go through.  I also needed to pace the pin that acts as a nail for the mirror.  
I tested the fireplace in position, Yet Again, this time with the hearth under it!
Then I tested the height of the sconces with the fireplace in situ.  I wanted enough air between the top of the mantle and the bottom of the sconce, but not with the sconce sitting too high, which would have crowd the mirror.  Then I painted the panel and aged it to match the fireplace and then again checked the results.
This is now how I can hide the wires.  This is all still freestanding and waiting  for the wires to be connected before being permanently installed.
What a lot of Work!
Okay, I like the way this looks but  I think after looking at this photo, that something more is needed on the panel above the mirror.  There is too much dead space between the top of the mirror and the top of the trim.   Perhaps something sculpted, might work to bring the eye back down; but what about the door?
Oh, yeah..... the door.
I need to make this from scratch.  Rosethe', at MINIMA blog, just built a door from scratch, for her very first time, and installed it in her wonderful bookstore, so I am encouraged to give it a try too.  But I have to make sure that it will be able to fit within the slope and so I again got a piece of paper cut to size to try out the position of it.  I want this one about a quarter inch, narrower.   
You can see that both things take up a lot of room on the wall.   The door is absolutely necessary of course, but it has to be visibly less massive than the fireplace panel.  That is yet to be worked out,  so stay tuned. 
Meanwhile I  made a coal fire for the fireplace and tested it and it works! I made a fender by the same method as the fireplace; using bits and pieces of scrap metals gluing them together, painting and aging the entire unit.  
I did a test of  the lights just before I made the wall panel.  I needed to see how much light
I was needing now that the left  exterior window was no longer available.  I am going to install a ceiling fixture as well and that will make quite a difference but I am not a floodlight kind of girl.  I like softer and more subdued light but, I think that the bedroom need a little more light than this.  The soft glow reminds me of the inside of a sea shell. The coral pink of the walls is very pretty and the lights make it look warm and inviting.  I have tested the bed and curtains and the area rug with the lights and it is exactly the atmosphere that I was looking for.

At least something is going right!
BUT
 now for the bathroom!

I have chosen this brown and cream stripe and installed it.
But, there will have to be some changes.
I chose the fixture for  the ceiling chandelier and for over the sink. I also chose the mirror.  The problem is that the mirror is so much wider than the available wall space and because the window is dead center of the wall the window trim will cut into the negative space around the mirror and make it look very awkward and even more crowded.  Because of the narrowness of the bathroom, the tub will be placed at the far end of the room and the toilet  will be right next to it  on the left wall with the bathroom door also on the left side of the room, there is no other option for the sink, but next to the window.  This window is where it was originally placed in the kit, but now it is going to be moved over.
I had not expected to have to do this but I see now that it is the only feasible option.  That  means plugging up the opening and re-cutting the wall and also redoing the papered foam board.
sigh
Can you see what I mean? The mirror is way too close.

Now you may be saying, why not just get a smaller mirror?  Good question and I did have one but it looked really odd and besides, I like this mirror!  I tried several different styles, big and small, and nothing but this one satisfied me. I also think that by moving the window over, I shall make future installation of the chimney stack easier, as the parlor fireplace is directly beneath it.
( This hobby always requires thinking 5 steps ahead, doesn't it? )
 There is always something, that will not going as planned.  It bugs me at times, but I am growing to enjoy the challenges, however I hate it whenever I box myself into a corner.  Maybe this is why my hair is thinning!
(smiles)
This shows the light wires threaded through  the foam board
They will be attached and then soldered for good to the tape wire once the window is relocated.

This is the bathroom so far.  The  back lower portion at the far end will be tiled.  That is where the tub will sit.
My very big baroque mirror with the foxed glass
I love the look and the size of it.  It is made of metal and originally had a very shiny gold finish.  It is wired on the back so that it can hang forward ( like the bull's eye mirror ) when once it is on the wall, but as you can see from the photo below the weight of it has taken the wall down.
 and as you see,  these rooms are literally

Coming Apart at the Seams!


elizabeth





40 comments:

  1. Oh, My, Elizabeth, you are covering a lot of territory here!!! I think you have made some Great decisions about wall placement and coverings! And yes.... the thinking ahead part is essential! I am always asking myself "what will become inaccessible if I glue this in..?" There is always something that will be nearly hidden but that you have to do first! I agree with keeping the ornate mirror and moving the window! I know it sounds like the more difficult option, but to do otherwise would be abandoning your Vision! I also love the look of the full wall at the stairs... reminds me of old narrow stairwells in so many Old Houses I have known! And when it comes to that fireplace..... I am in Love!!! Your little sconces are PERFECT for that fireplace... and I think your "backdrop" for the fireplace wall is pure genius! I really can't wait to see more.... bedding and curtains next???? (No pressure! LOL!)

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    1. Hello, my dear Betsy! Thank you for all of your observations and your compliments! I have been mulling over the relocating of the window for a while, but with no real cause before now, to scoot it over. But when Plan A is not cooperating then bring in the Plan B!
      I can't believe the all the hoops I am having to jump through for this little house! Thank you for confirming the narrow stairs as being authentic! They will have to be addressed soon but it helps to know that they are in keeping with the look of an old English cottage. As to the bed and the curtains; the bed is ready for show and tell, next week but the curtains although sized, will have to wait until the back wallpaper is permanently installed and the window trim affixed. I am really happy with the way the bed turned out and I hope that you will enjoy it too Betsy, as I think that it is in keeping with the theme of this story. But for now you will have to Wait, just a few more Sleeps, to see! ( smiles)

      elizabeth

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  2. The feel of this house is amazing. Even while you are updating it - it looks so real. Like a real renovation. You have the cozy thing going up here too. I just can't wait to see this house completed.
    hugs♥,
    Caroline

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    1. Hi Caroline! Thank you for your comment about the house looking Real! That is what I am Always striving for and that "cosy thing going on" is such a good way to phrase it! You know, Caroline, I am also impatient for this house to be completed and I wish I was a lot further along than I am. I plod along like a Clydesdale and then get a spurt of energy and race ahead like Seabiscuit. However, that energy ends much too soon. I Am making progress and enjoying this house a lot, but I do wish that I had the end in sight!

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  3. Already it looks like somewhere I'd happily move in! The floors look great, even if the creamy finish wasn't what you had planned. Goes to show how no matter how much thinking ahead and planning we do, sometimes the project has a mind of its own. Looking forward to seeing more of this house!

    Véronique

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    1. Hello Veronique! Welcome and Thank you for your comment. I am glad that it makes you feel at home enough to want to move in as that is also how I feel about this house too! I can not think of any project that I have done, where I got MY way 100%. There is always the Voice of the house or roombox that Has to be heard and considered. If I don't give the project its voice then I live to regret it. Thank you for your comment , Veronique. I really appreciate it.

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  4. So many choices and so many opportunities. Your cable problem, solved you in a smart way, I will remember that. You already have a great atmosphere in the bedroom. Your bathroom have so fine wall and floor coverings.
    I look forward to seeing more.

    I myself am refurbishing a dollhouse, I changed the windows, some for doors. I do not have your patience, but I am now inspired to try to take it more easy, and not have to completed it here and now.
    Hugs
    Wyrna

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    1. Welcome Wyrna! I am so happy that you like the way I solved the problem of hiding the electrical. It was Not what I had originally planned at all, but it turned out to be so much better this way. I needed that wall to be more interesting to look at and now I think it is. It also takes the focus off the mismatched wallpaper, by breaking it up visually so that you don't see that it is odd. You know Wyrna, changing the windows and the doors can really up-grade a doll's house, especially if it is one of the Greenleaf, Artply, or Duracraft kits, which have the thinner wood. I will be by to see your newest doll's house project, it sounds very intriguing!

      elizabeth

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  5. Hello Elisabeth, you worked a lot on your house and made good progress. It's looking very good so far. Still, there is more to be done....the miniature hobby demands a lot of patience :-)
    Hugs, Liduina.

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    1. Thank you Liduina! You are so right there is always Patience involved and the Time needed to get the projects moving forward. It has taken me at least 3 weeks, one to cut and paper and make the walls and then a week to sit and Look at it and wish it was moving forward, and then yet another week of playing with the furnishings and then some more Actual work! The 'Looking' at it for a week was just as essential as the doing part but I feel that that week was somewhat wasted. I want to keep moving forward because I often Pause way too long and then get 'Lazypants' on! ( smiles)

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  6. Dear Elizabeth,
    I love to read about your struggle.
    The wall paper that isn't available anymore. That could happen to me also but I decided to make my own wallpaper. My problem is that my cartridge is empty and I didn't order a new one. LOL
    Your fireplace is a jewel.
    The window and the mirror. I'm lucky to read your story. You're struggling almost the same way as I do.
    Have a nice weekend and I do hope you don't mind me calling your name in my blog.
    Hugs Dorien

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    1. Ho ho, Dorien! I am glad that I am not the only one who has run out of wallpaper in the middle of a project! This is the second time this has happened. The first was with the Parlor and now with the bedroom. I hope That will be all. I have seen the tutorials on printing your own but I have only ever printed my own area rugs. I ran out of ink printing them and boy was I Mad! Wasted ink and wasted suede paper! (Oh well, what else is new?)
      I am very happy that you like the fireplace Dorien, I like it too! It is a relief that something has turned out right, when so many things have gone wrong. I know that I am not the only one who has problems with their projects, so by me sharing mine, others can take heart; there ARE solutions! You enjoy your weekend too, and call my name in your blog as often as you wish! Thank you; How lovely! ( Big smiles!)

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  7. Hello Lady Elizabeth,
    What a great post! I just love the way the rooms are coming along. I think the divisions are just great. The bedroom half is lovely. the paper is beautiful and the fireplace is gorgeous. Great solution to hide the wires. The bathroom paper is great and I agree that the mirror is too beautiful not to use. The fun about miniatures is being able to relocate a window in a couple of hours. I look forward to seeing the plumbing fixtures.
    I for one do not like surprise challenges. I am thrilled and suffer from a superiority complex when I overcome them, but when they first pop up...not a happy Giac. Have a wonderful weekend my dear friend. Your blog keeps me inspired and always puts a smile on my face.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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    1. Hello Sir Giac! I am happy to have your support on moving the window! Isn't it grand when you can be your own general contractor and move a window over a few inches or redo a floor, as you have done, and not have to worry about taking out a bank loan or re-mortgaging your home? In the bathroom I have already finished the tub project, but the sink and the toilet are still incomplete .
      I can't say that I am thrilled with surprise challenges either Giac, but at least they are not the major road blocks that they used to be! I TRY to take them in stride, because I know that they are unavoidable, and with my record, to be Expected! I use to try and Arm Wrestle my projects into submission too, but now it makes me way too tired! I would rather take the easy way and just cry " uncle"! ( smiles) Enjoy your weekend, too, my friend.
      Big Hugs back!

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  8. Elizabeth
    I dont know how you do it, I would be a complete basket case because I can't figure things out like that in my head (Rich says I lack vision, I've been watching shows on tv about remodeling but sometimes I just dont get it (I would probbly put a match to the house and move) I was thinking about what you said about the fire place maybe this will help: http://englishmanordollhouse.blogspot.com/2013/07/a-tale-of-two-libraries.html
    if you look at the second fireplace he has some woodwork at the top, hope this helps

    Hugs
    Marisa

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    1. HI Marisa! You are such a great detective! You have missed your calling, I think. All those detective and mystery shows have Nothing on you! I am already a Big Giac Fan, Marisa and Love every thing that clever man sets his mind to do, don't you too? When I posted these pictures I looked at them and right away began to search through the odds and sods that I have tucked away and soon found what I was looking for, so the correction has already been made, but I agree that "The Tale of Two Libraries", has Wonderful Workmanship and the detail that Giac has at the top of the Walnut Library fireplace is Excellent! ( I hope that you are reading this Giac! )
      It is always beneficial to have some extra eyes scouting out information that can be passed along, so I thank you Marisa. Lucille told me about something that she saw on Casey's blog a while back, that was a good reference for me too, at the time. What a wonderful community of friends to have that can share so freely, back and forth, with each other. Love it! Thank YOU!

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  9. tout d'abord, un grand merci pour avoir cité mon travail ! Je vois que vous parvenez très vite à franchir les obstacles, ceux concernant l'espace et les fils, ah ! les fils électriques.
    Le miroir est trop beau ! L'escalier étroit convient parfaitement au caractère de cette maison.
    Les papiers et les sols, j'aime !
    Pour la porte, bon courage ! Je l'ai refaite plusieurs fois :-(
    A bientôt ! rosethé

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    1. Bonjour Rosethe'! I got a good chuckle from your comment! So funny! This project's challenges only Look like they are quickly overcome. In fact, they come with the usual amount of teeth grinding and growling! That is one of the reasons that I had to just Look at it for a week, as told Liduina. I am sorry that you had to remake yours 3 times Rosethe', but I bet that you are an Expert Now! (smiles) I recall you saying in a comment that you would Not want to do it again. I hear you; I don't want to do it at all either! I am soooo NOT GOOD, with measuring, but we shall see what we shall see. Maybe God has a good surprise awaiting me? So stay tuned Rosethe', and see if I, like you, also" Fall apart at the Seams." heeheehee
      Have a great weekend!

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  10. I love that first linoleum floor, Elizabeth--it just lights up the room. Speaking of which, your lighted fireplace is wonderful--it looks so real! It's so fun to watch Studio E's "remodeling show"! I can hardly wait to see the finished project--wow! xo Jennifer

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    1. Hhahhahha! Studio E remodeling show! How clever Jennifer! But thank you for your vote of confidence in my capabilities! The lit fireplace turned out far better than I expected and you will be surprised how Thant came about too! I used some flourescent plastic from a fishing float because my orange tic tac box was all used up. It made an even better fire in the end and I am really happy with it, so thank you! As to the linoleum in the bedroom, Yes! I love the look of it too! It has the plausible vintage look that I wanted for this cottage. Not too fancy but not too dowdy either. Next week, I will show you the not too fancy and not too dowdy looking bed that goes in it. I really hope that you will like it Jennifer. The Studio E remodeling show, to be continued.....

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  11. Some more 'happy accidents' that add to the character of your house!
    The scrapbooking paper looks really effective as lino. I must remember that. The fireplace looks fabulous lit up and I love the metal fender you have made.
    Despite my initial thoughts on reading your blog of "find another mirror", the mirror is beautiful and I understand you wanting to use it. All worth the challenges. Sometimes I think these challenges make us think outside the square and come up with a better effect than we were first striving for.

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    1. You are so right Sharee! Every time I think that I am fighting with the house, I have to step back and stop and think as to why? what I Want to do is not working and then what Would work? I felt that I needed a bigger mirror after I had tried a smaller one and I was not happy with it but I was also dissatisfied with the way the bigger one swallowed up that section of the wall. Moving the window became the best solution, because it would give me a more usable wall and make the chimney stack easier to install later on. Two good reasons to bite the bullet and redo the window! In the end the exterior and the interior will look better for it. Thank you very much Sharee, for your comment on the "happy accident" house! I shall have to remember that!

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  12. Oh my goodness. Your skills are way above my head! You can bet I will be following you closely and learning what I can. I wish you were close and could give a hands on class. You would have so many people attending! That fireplace set up is just too too gorgeous!

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  13. Hello grandmommy! What a lovely compliment, Thank you! I use to teach classes on making minis, O so many years ago. But when it comes to assembling houses I am as much a novice as any one else, because each house is for me, a Learn As You Go, project. I am the Nutty Professor and the house is my laboratory. I am experimenting with different techniques and some work and others don't. My mistakes are not complete failures however, because I MUST find a solution. Marisa said that she would think about putting a match to it and move on, but I have too much of an invested in this little house, and so the Show Must Go On!
    Please feel free, grandmommy, to ask about anything that intrigues you. I am always happy to answer and even teach a tutorial if I can. I am delighted that you like the fireplace. It was easy peasy and most of all,... fun, Fun FUN!

    elizabeth

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  14. I am not surprised at all that you use to teach mini making. You must have been real popular too !

    It is always such a massive job , this planning stage. How big, where, what, extra room or extra space and all your decisions seem like such critical ones because it will impact on the others. Perhaps that's why I am more and more attracted to dioramas than houses now. But building a house is always so much fun once the decisions are made.

    This is my mantra : Next time you run out of wallpaper, look into your own stash first ? teehee :). But of course, did we not just throw out a bunch that could have totally matched what we are doing? LOL

    I have no doubt at all that your house is going to be stunning! I LOVE the fender! A very Elizabeth-an fender :):)

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    1. Sans, what good advise you have given but wait, let me defend myself by saying that the rolls upon rolls that went tumbling into the trash was old-fashion 15 years old prints of real life wallpaper of Blah, mini prints. I did save the best of the rolls but None of them came remotely close to what I used in this house! Believe me, I went through Every scrap book pad that I have trying to find a substitute and I did find one and I was almost going to use it, too but then I found something closer in color to the other walls and so, ... sigh.... I bought another book! But I WILL keep your advise in mind for the future Sans, as I know that you have only my best interest at heart and I appreciate what you say very very much!
      Thank you for liking the fender! Elizabeth-an you say? Very Cute, Sans!... Very Clever!..

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  15. I admire the amount of rooms of the house, and I appreciate the gentle colors
    the mirror adapts well to the atmosphere

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  16. Hello Calude! Thank you and Welcome to this chapter of my doll's house renovation! I am very pleased that you like the bathroom mirror, I do too and I am determined to use it. I would wish it to be a key feature in the bathroom and once it is hung up, it will make the room a functional space with a little bit of old world charm ( I hope! ) Well, We shall soon see.

    elizabeth

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  17. Wow, lots to see in this post, Elizabeth. I love following a visual thought process and I really enjoyed following this. You're making great progress and I love that fireplace.

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  18. Hello Irene, Thank you! I am very glad that you are enjoying this adventure along with me. Right now I feel I am getting all the major elements out and at the ready just before the chief cornerstone is placed and then all the rest will fall easily into position. That is my intent anyway, but I just never know if there is one more step that I should have to anticipate before I can proceed to the actual gluing it all firmly into place! Thank you for your mention of the fire 'How To ' in your blog, The Tenement! That was lovely to see. For the making of this fireplace check out the 'Light My Fire', tutorial, just a few posts back! I am delighted that you like it.

    elizabeth

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  19. О, Элизабет!
    Читая Ваш пост я действительно окунаюсь в какой-то таинственный мир! Не спешите! Не лишайте меня удовольствия вновь и вновь бродить по Вашему дому. Почувствовать рукой шероховатые стены, слышать тихую музыку, ощущать запахи старого дома и любоваться Вашим камином!
    Я люблю Ваше зеркало! Всегда присутствует какая-то внутренняя уверенность. Да, зеркало должно висеть так, а не иначе. Можно подвинуть стены, перенести окно. В конце концов удалить унитаз !:):):)
    Мне нравится, как Вы находите разумные решения возникающих проблем.
    Хорошей недели!
    Татьяна

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  20. Hello my dear Tatiana! You are so generous my dear lady, in your very kind and encouraging words to me! There is a difference between taking my time and just being lazy which is how I would style myself! I am easily distracted and also a famous procrastinator and so I really have to Push through my natural inclinations to not only, sit and look but to make myself Work! I am glad that you are enjoying this house though Tatiana, and the journey towards getting it done. I love the way that you describe it too, the sense of smell and texture that is translated through the pictures. That encourages me so much! Now I shall really have to make an effort and getting moving on it again!

    elizabeth

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  21. Love how distressed and old everything looks. I also like how you trimmed out the fireplace wall. I think I am going to "copy" you and do that to my fireplace area as well! :)

    toddlindsey.com

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  22. Hi Lindsey! Thank you! I love the "old" look so much and I am glad that you enjoy this look too! Necessity is the Mother of invention, and it was so necessary to invent a way to hide the wires without tearing through the paper. I am delighted that this method is one you would like to copy! I'm flattered! Let me know when you do as I bet it will be as lovely as the 2 bath renos that you have finished both Big And Small! :)

    elizabeth

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  23. i like also much the bedroom'mirror and the fireplace

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  24. Bonjour Claude! Thank you! I have to say that I am happy with the way that they look too. I did add a medallion just above the mirror, as I thought I should. There was too much dead space from the top of the mirror to the ceiling and once the medallion was painted the same color as the panel it looks better than what it looked like before. I will show the updated version soon.

    elizabeth

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  25. I really love the fireplace and the mirror in the bathroom too. I think when I re-do my Arthur I'll wire it this time. It's probably just as well that I have no choice but to re-vamp it - it will turn out better than it would have before ;)Meanwhile I am gaining lots of inspiration from reading about your progress. Sandie

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  26. Hello Sandra! Thank you for your comment!! You know I love this little house, and as frustrating as it can be, it's size delights me. I was actually thinking about doing second one too, a little later on. The size of it is perfect for sitting on the work table in the midst of all the confusion, and its simple shape lends itself to a lot of different interpretations.... But I hate doing the electrical bit even though I love light fixtures and the 3rd dimension that they add to the ambiance. It's been a real love/ hate relationship! all along the way.

    elizabeth

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  27. With the aim of envelop is very beautiful. Since I am rendition your posts featuring in order to day of the week, I haven't cheated or else looked in the future. I'm going away to say you probably as soon as with the exciting current.

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  28. Hello Andres! I am glad that you like the beginnings of the bedroom and the bath. Since I understand that you are trying to read the posts for this project in correct order, I shall not spoil your surprise but I do hope that you will enjoy the experience! Thank You! :D

    elizabeth

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