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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Less Pain....Er...Panes in the House....

Yesterday, after the bean bag, I decided to do a bit of browsing on I discovered that I had sixteen dollars credit on there from ordering the Victorian Townhouse. I had no idea it was there. And about seventy five dollars later.....I had the doors, floors, hardware and molding that I needed for the rest of the house.

Isn't there a saying that you have to spend money to make money? I don't quite see the logic, but I am trying.Anyway, that made me feel better. I think I have just about everything that I need to finish the shell now. Or I should say, will have....

I decided to dig through the paint and do the hallway on the top floor. Tessie decided on Midnight blue and white for that area. It will only be seen from the outside and through the bathroom door so it has to have some high contrast to make it visible. And besides, Midnight Blue by Ceramcoat is one of my all time favorite colors. So I agreed with her.

Next, I decided to tackle the front door problem. I could have cut the mullions out and replaced them with a solid panel, but that didn't seem quite right. I finally decided that frosted glass would do the trick. Tessie has the same attitude about that as I have. If I can't see out, that means nobody can see in.

I did cut one of the cross bars out of the center to make it a little more modern looking. Then I added gold double bead molding around the edge of the glass. It worked.

Now I just have to wait for the knobs to get here.

I kept looking at the windows. They just didn't look right to me.

Six over six light windows just didn't seem to fit the period. I went searching in my books on Victorian architecture and I was right. Most of them were one over one, two over two or four over four. I only found two examples of six over six. They weren't at all popular at the time.

So......Out came the handy dandy razor saw. No more six over six.
I thought that, since I am permanently closing the bay, it would be easier to see in from the front if there were no bars in the way.

That's about all I am going to have time to do today. Wednesday is for Mini Witches. Gotta go.

See you tomorrow.


Deni said...

Good change to those windows!
I really like them oh I just had a thought....hahaha! I have some of those particular windows in my life size house.... thatcould well be why lol
looking great I especially like that dark blue..When I began dollhousing I was told light colours but as we see here the dark looks fabulous!

Caseymini said...

Deni, the only colors that I seldom use in my dollhouses are real black and real white. I try to use a really dark grey and maybe a light ivory instead. That's just a personal thing though. I like dark if it's appropriate for the period of the house.

The Dangerous Mezzo said...

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All the best,


Deni said...

Well I used to wallpaper everything and here 1 sheet is around the $4 mark so thats quite exi in the end
Now I just paint with house paint samplesand since I fell in love with shabby chic colours I guess from now on they will be brights!
Ivory always looks nice and I have a sandy colour right through my life size home, then one can decorate it, however yes your right personal thing!
Mmm after quilting for many years I have learnt that anything you choose works, as long as you luv it!!