August 30, 2010
Am just about done with the third floor hall. Grotto and lights in place. I’ll be putting a picture window in front of the grotto.
Back light is LED (Novalyte). I’m using a round-wire system for this house. The floor lamp’s wire runs behind the false wall up to the back wall and through a hole in the top. LED wire runs through the same hole. Behind the house, the wires are wired into Houseworks plugs, which plug into a Houseworks power strip, which in turn runs to a transformer.
The grotto wall looks 3D, but it’s a piece of stone paper from Micro Mark, aged with paint, over a photo of trees. I put vines on the trees, Spanish moss on the ground dotted with paper-punch flowers. I like how the LED looks like light shining through the trees.
Have more to do (window, trim, neaten everything), and then it’s done, ready for furniture and decorative items.
August 20, 2010
I can’t do just one thing at a time. I stay fresh by going back and forth.
I’ve started back on the Blue House landscaping and garden, plus I’ve roughed in the third floor hall (former bathroom) on the Big House. Pics below to tell the story.
The back entrance area paved and the gate and fence put up.
Closeup of back entrance stairs and stuff.
The garden bed started. I’ve used Little Goodies kits (she’s out of business, but I have them left over), as-is flowers from HBS, marigold kits, and paper punched flowers by me.
Closeup of the flowers. I plan to fill the bed.
On to the Big House:
See my last post for what this looked like before (an old bathroom). Roughed in the new walls and floor. Put in photo and brick wall for atrium/grotto scene (it looks like a shower right now, but no, it will be a tiny garden with a window in front of it). Lights are roughed in place.
Good progress for a couple of weeks in my spare (very spare) time.
August 15, 2010
This is the third floor bathroom in the Big House. It’s right above the second floor hall. While it’s a cute Victorian-style room–it’s outta there. I’m changing it to a hallway (where the elevator from below comes out).
Plans: An atrium at the back seen through a large window. Elevator doors. Nice furnishings.
The bathroom itself will get moved into the room to the left of it, which is much bigger, and completely redone.
August 4, 2010