Monday, August 11, 2008

The Front Wall Interior

After being away from my worktable and blog for two weeks, it's good to put the mind to creative use. ( For those who don't already know, my husband was walking in a parking lot and struck by a 95 yr old woman...fractured collarbone, multiple bruises and scrapes, but there will be no lasting effects..Thank goodness. Needless to say, I was busy for a while ).
This is the front interior wall to my little house. The tower section calls for window seats, but I've chosen not to install those there. I made the fretwork divider from spare pieces of wood and posts in the wood box. I'd like to try and duplicate the look in the bay window that'll be to the right of this photo, which is what I'm working on now. I am still ( forever ) working on trim pieces, but I'm so delighted with this wall that I just wanted to share it with you today.
I am working slower than I usually do, wanting everything to be perfect. I hope you like it.
Kitty has joined my staff as model. I hope you like her, too.


smehreen said...

Incredible! I adore the fretwork divider! By the way, I loved the corner cupboard so much that I had to skip ahead and install the cupboard in my Garfield. The photo is on my blog.

Anonymous said...

Dear KAthy- I am reading your blog with interst and envy your foresight in papering walls and doing ceilings before assembly. But,doesn't that mean you will not be wiring for electricity? I can't figure out how to wire the house without having assembled it first.
I am a novice so...
Phyllis Menno

Kathy Calhoun said...

No, Phyllis, I've chosen NOT to have electricity in my house. For my purposes, I just don't see the need to have real lighting, though there will be lamps, chandeliers, etc. in the house..they just won't light up. I am on a very limited income and it's an unnecessary expense for me. Plus, years ago, I had a friend who went through all the lighting wire-up and, then, had a problem, and literally destroyed her house fixing it. I'm happy without there being electricity. It's a matter of preference, finances, and needs. Thanks for watching and asking. Check my buddy, Sumaiya's, Garfield. She has a photo of her house with all the wiring in her own blog. Just click on her link at my blogsite.