Tuesday, September 9, 2008

From All Sides












My work area was a mess, so it was time to clean it up, put everything back in it's place, dust the Garfield, and start fresh. These are shots from each side of the house; exterior doors are NOT glued in place; fabric is hanging, waiting for the back wall; the upstairs fireplace is not stationary, waiting to see if I'll further decorate it. I removed the staircase and partition from the Parlor. I'm carpeting the stairs right now and finally adding the decorative parts to the newel posts.
I'm also working on the ceilings of the second story/floors for the third story.The directions have me installing those when complete and then the walls that separate the stairs/ bedrooms. I've not decided if I'll need to decorate them before I install them, but I'm pretty sure I'll have to, to make it easier reaching inside this baby. This house has such awkward angles that decorating would be so difficult if I completed the building before I painted/papered it. I have not followed the directions to the letter, obviously. It won't let me.
In the photograph that shows the front of the house..the one where you can see both exterior doors... you also see a good 1/4 of this room. It shows how much space I ( don't ) have to work with in this small 2 bedroom house. The Garfield dangles over the twin bed that's in here and to the front of the table it sits on is a card table that I use to work on, with boxes under both tables holding wood, parts, tools, and whatever. In front of that card table is where I am right now, at my desk, typing away. On the wall to the side is a cabinet full of all my crafting supplies and my own personal closet. Thank goodness I'm the only one that uses this room or the chaos would be much greater.
Today, I'll finish the staircases and the ceiling/floors and maybe sort more of the supplies and spare wood. I'm usually an organized person, but I've let that get away from me this past month. (My husband is pretty much recuperated from his accident and I don't need to ignore my own needs as much.) I want the house to sit around and talk to me, too. I need to learn where it wants to go from here, what to make the rooms do, and what they want to look like. I want to think about the lady who lives here-her name is Novella-and how she spends her time. And, of all things, I need to read the directions and do some dry fitting.
Thank you for your visit. I always enjoy it when you stop by.

4 comments:

smehreen said...

It was great fun to look through the photos...I keep going back to them and find new details every time I look...I'm loving the blue beaded trim used on the first floor bay window.

Kathy Calhoun said...

Oh, thank you, my dear. The trim came from the upholstery section at the fabric store, with a wide variety to chose from and I want every one of them! I've been hoping to find some with longer strands to use as portiers, but will probably have to try it on my own. I've used these trims on drapery edges, too.

I've been bragging on your Medusa, sending folks to your site, hoping they'll be as entranced with her as I am. She is incredible.

Judy said...

Just beautiful!

Um, are you going to be able to get this big house through the doorway or will it stay forever in this room?

Kathy Calhoun said...

Thanks, Judy, I am so in love with this house. I wondered the same thing, if it'll ever leave this room. The door to the room is on a corner wall and, amazingly, it worked, turning it around the corner!!( Like you have to do with table legs ) If the door had been on a flat wall, I don't think it would have happened.Of course, it'll be different once completed, but this is it's designated room to stay in, so it's okay anyway. This is a house I will always keep with me and I don't plan on moving, but when I'm dead and gone, someone will be fussing about it, I'm sure!!!!