Sunday, September 9, 2012
I am closer than I thought I was to finishing.
First of all, I took this photo of the Crooked Cottage on the straight...Not a good idea...It looks like everything is going to slide to the left.
About all I have to do on this one now is the electrifying and the cobblestones outside. The electrifying is just a couple of lamps to wire in, but unfortunately to do that, I have to remove the chimney again. What a pain. I think that is why the chimney had stucco coming off in big chunks when I got it. I just hope that the repairs are going to hold, through yet another removal. I think that they will.
I would also like to put a few more accessories into this one, but I don't want to go overboard. From the inventories that I have from that time period, personal belongings from that time period were pretty sparse. One from a man that lived alone said that he only had one spoon, one bowl and one pot to cook in...That's sparse!
The staircase is definitely out. I still have to finish the half timbering on the outside. The front door needs to be painted or stained and installed....Maybe replaced with something a bit more classy. It's kind of blah and slightly too modern looking.
I need to frame out the rest of the windows, inside and out.
I tried the blue tall cupboard that I built for another house. It fits perfectly on the left wall....No. I am not stealing it from Cordelia...Zar will build a new one. He didn't like the blue anyway.
He did like the real silver and turquoise, handcrafted, Navajo pot that was sitting on top. He will have to talk to Cordelia about that. I am not getting in the middle.
I put the rust colored wicker chair by the fireplace, but you can hardly see it. It's in the darkest corner.
I had not planned to wire this one. When I started it, everything was light and airy. When I cut down the annex by half, it darkened everything in that area....I am still trying to decide how to illuminate that part.
Last but not least, I have to go to the model train shop and get some more turf. The lawn comes at the tail end.
Meanwhile, I am going to go sit and work on my remote control some more...It is actually going to work.
Pay no attention to the madwoman with the needle in her hand....She sometimes runs with scissors too....
See you tomorrow.