A fiddly job, at least the ceiling has been, and a time for decision making, not my strongest point.
Working on the ceiling supports which are the green beading and trying for level wherever possible
and yes, I did test the table it’s standing on first 🙂
Took out central support wall and replaced it with wood dressed up with the fancy border
May have got most of the ceiling level but there’s very little truly square about either side of this room so it made for interesting woodwork.
An overfancy ceiling.
Wasn’t going to go for such fancy stuff but as this is supposed to be an exercise in reducing the items that are just sitting there dong nothing useful on my storage shelves and these two plaster plaques were lying around up they had to go.
What colour do you think the ceiling is? One of the plaques was cream and the other a dead white while the backing paper is a lovely off white. I’ve painted the the whole area cream and then added antique white back on the ridges and some areas of the paper then rubbed lavender eye makeup on the corners and rosettes of the plaques to lift the detail out a little. Overall look actually seems to be a shadowy white in this light.
The view you can’t really view other than with a camera, and I spot glue in corners needing cleaning off
And here’s that supper; view obtainable through opening on the left and one taken through the bay window looking rather painterly.
Oh, yes I’ve finally glued and plastered the bay window in its place so the room can have its continuous ceiling firmly affixed.
Still need to finish off some of the edges to the bay particularly where it meets the top of the archway directly below. The other edges will get dressed up probably when the closing doors to the build are added way, way down the line all being well ( ͡* ͜ʖ ͡*)
if you breathe in and travel up sideways.
Top of the stairs and doorway (no door yet) into the upper room
Work so far; a bit on the green side
This upper room was brought up-to-date some years earlier but has suffered a little with use and a leaky roof in various corners. The space (when not hired out to a well-to-do traveller or for local weddings) is used as a committee room for the area’s business men, hence the long table. We don’t enquire why there’s a bedroom through the door on the right, but, other than for doubtful uses I suspect that the odd worthy may be the worse for wear by the end of the meetings and may need somewhere to hide from their wife.
Inside of shallow bow window decorated, with lower half of wall (looking like a radiator) still to be finished
View through one of the wonky windows – and yes, there’s going to be a pigeon on the ledge
The bow window is somewhat twisted but just about goes in place. I lost the inner lining for the bought-in tall window and had to improvise. Not very pretty but as no one will see it once the ceiling is on I can cope with that 🙂
Not quite ready to fix in the window as need to afix all sorts of things in that section of the room.
Two thirds of the build and quite a bit of a way to go
While I had a craft scalpel in my mit I waved it around at one or two other things than the stairhead area that needed a better join to the ceiling.
Once all the jugs and tankards had been added on the shelves the colour balance in the room started to annoy. I know that the figures planned to inhabit the scene will bring colour all over the room but I’d prefer a little more variety before they get there.
- Ceiling joined up to top of stairs
- Some glass items added to shelves to help reflect a little light
- A pillar type shape added on back wall with a little more varied colouring than the panels
- An area of wall next to the fire surround bringing the plaster shade of the chimney breast into the room a little further
And there is now a secret individual living under the stairs who is totally invisible when viewing the room – but I know he’s there.
There’s one large hound behind the bar who laps up all the drips from the barrel
Feel a little happier about the colour spread now and there is no sign of our friend the hound who is happily sleeping it off behind the counter