I’ve been working on the Beacon Hill since I returned from Chicago, in between working hard on about four books at once. I have made some progress.
The left bay window is finished and installed. You can see I have much cleaning up to do.
I also finished the inside of the garage (painted) and added a light.
This gadget is a junction splice between the tape wiring and the power supply. It can be used with LED lights (the black and red posts where wires can be placed), or simply screwed into the tape (which is what I did). I bought this from Carl Sahlberg at http://www.cr2s.com.
A bad photo, but this shows how the inline switch plugs in. The black cord leads to the transformer / power supply.
Roughing in floor and staircase.
Floor stained and installed. I need to finish it.
I’m trying to decide whether to go with the piano …
Or the harpsichord. I like how they both look.
Staircase is almost finished. I had to take it apart to stain the treads and railings while having everything else white. I broke four of the spindles and had to replace with Houseworks ones. I’ll show more of the staircase when I’m done with it.
Moving to the other side … I have much of the outside trimmed and finished.
Playing with furniture placement.
I decided to switch the bathroom to the top floor. The fixtures fit well in here, better than they did in the second floor room. Oh well. They match the wallpaper too.
The other side of the top floor will continue the bathroom. The washing and sitting area.
First floor / ground floor. Entrance hall will double as a sitting room.
This is my reasoning behind building the tall bay window extension–so I’d have more room for furniture! Not sure that the sofa in the window will stay, but it might.
Upstairs will have another sitting area / writing room. I plan to add a desk, either in the bay window or behind the staircase.
This is now the bedroom. Not much space, but it could be cozy. Everyone has a mannikin with a tutu in their bedroom, right?
Kitchen is still empty. I keep putting in the stuff I have for it, taking it out, debating arrangements. I’ll get there.
That’s it for now. Sandy has to make sure all is well beneath, though.
It’s definitely getting there!