Tuesday, 8 June 2010
All Day for such a small project!!
Thats how long it took me today to complete the Snow White floor upstairs.
The upper floor of the Aster cottage by Greenleaf is all cut out on the left side and only really has one half of flooring.
So today, although leaving in the existing part wood floor I had to cut out a new floor to go on top of it but soon realised that that meant fitting a new ceiling too under the floor part that had the holes so you didnt see them from underneath! So I cut out 2 identical pieces of card mount board and put in a new hole for the top of the stair for the access to the top floor.
Anyway this is how it looks as it is. The new floor has new floorboards which were painted to match the downstairs floorboards very dark brown.
The beds are in, and I made a little extra floor for Grumpys bed so he dosnt have to make the others suffer with his snoring!The picture of all the beds is before i did Grumpys floor and the last pic is of his bed on its own on a little upper floor I made to fit in under thew window. I will make him a little twig ladder to get up there to match the ladders of the bunk beds.
It is not stuck down yet hence why it looks a little uneven! I ran out of floorboards right in the corner and for Grumpys floor and decided as i want to paint the room a stone colour I would leave the floor until thats done and then glue it in place . But you get the idea!
Then it needs new curtains and I think it needs a rug, some pictures and of course their names above their beds.
Then Im doing the fireplace downstairs and the sink unit before I can put all the little touches into the house and really start to dress it. Snow of course is ready to move in of course and Im still tempted to actually have the dwarves in there too at some point!
I managed to buy some great shutters to go on the sides of the windows with heart cut outs so tomorrow Ill paint these to match the windows and try fitting them and will post how they look! They were exactly the same size as my windows so meant to be and really fititng to the style of the house !
I spent the rest of the day ploughing through my workroom only to be quite amazed at so many boxes of miniatures! I have put on some more already to ebay but will continue to do so over the weekend and all next week as now I know its all there I need to start being positive and letting go of whatI dont need but others can make use of!
In explanation as to why I have so much. I used to sell dressed miniature displays on ebay but with5 children, their homework, clubs etc, and all my own projects i found I no longer have the time, and know I wont have for years to come . I want to make real progress with my own projects now so all this furniture etc that is not needed for my own houses can be sold.