Well remember I said the walls on the Sweeney house had bubbled somewhat in the damp from the workshop outside? Well it kept bothering me as when they dried out they looked worse, really bad wallpapering job, and Sweeney was not amused. So not to have him unhappy, I made alot of work for myself yesterday by ripping off the paper to start again. I guess I should have checked with my dollshouse supplier first to check they still made the paper as an email from them told me they no longer did the one with the border I had used, with the plain base, just a full length stripe pattern! GULP!!
Anyway after watching the film for the upteenth time today to make notes on what else was needed, I saw the Barber shop actually has wooden panelling under the Dado rail so decided to do that instead.
ALOT more work as I had to cut down small pieces of the iron on floorboards I use , cut around the windows etc and then out came the iron to iron them all on. Then I painted it all with a dirty brown acrylic wash so it didnt look perfect, but old and dingy looking.
Really pleased with the effect so far, this shows it with a different paper just put on the top to see the effect next to paper so it wont be this print, , but when the paper arrives to do the top it will look so much better. Its just tricky lining up all the walls to get the dado, panneling etc to 'but' up to each other. Would be better to have the rooms joined together but its so much easier to iron on the panels with the walls flat on the floor so its been a bit of guess work and keeping fingers crossed!
Finished the tiling, added the picture rail in the Pie shop and really pleased with that too. Adds that extra something to the room I think. Next will go the barrel on the wall, and Ive seen something rather unusal for Mrs Lovett to keep her meat in so will be ordering that too this week.
Wont get the paper for over a week so it will hold me back abit as cant glue the walls together until that is done but in the mean time Ill take Julie's advice and do my window acetates while the walls are still as they are.