Breathless catching up with self


Danger, mind absent hands unsupervised

Kitchen offices – One up from a secure outhouse

Plans and thoughts

A reprise of the layout.

Started on the walls.  To view the sections of the kitchen module a large part of the two long outer walls will be removable, so am starting with one fixed corner and one long side.

theinfill Medieval, Tudor, Jacobean dolls house blog - Hogepotche Hall –Hodgepodge Hall – proposed layout of kitchen block

Have been working on the removable wall that covers most of the edge at the bottom of the photo and whilst that was drying have had a go on the right hand corner fixed wall sections that is the small bit to the left of the root store doorway and the larger piece of wall of the same room at right-angles to it.


  • a wood framed structure with stone and brick mix infill
  • no windows but high up ventilation/lights with open weave screens
  • some form of drainage here and there via gulley?

Good intentions down the drain

theinfill Medieval, Tudor, Jacobean dolls house blog - Hogepotche Hall –Hodgepodge Hall – outer face of one long wall

There’s only two courses of stone then the other blocks will be infilled with red brick.

It wasn’t till I was cutting out the card blocking in the two windows here (brown card oblongs) that I realised …

Planned, cut and glued the main timbers for the outer face of the first removable wall then spotted that I’d totally lost the plot and stuck down a white painted card sheet (with brown backing) to represent the inner face finish.

Miffed with self

Sheesh!  Half asleep as usual.

It should be something like this work in progress on the corner walling, which by the way I’d also given a smooth white finish before I ripped it off.

theinfill Medieval, Tudor, Jacobean dolls house blog - Hogepotche Hall –Hodgepodge Hall – inner face infill whitewashed brickwork

Ripped off the wrongly added surface in one piece, cut it into strips and made brick shapes. Then used the sand texture gel (see previous posting) spread lightly to give roughness to the card followed by a coat of white paint. 
All very breathless as wanted to make sure that didn’t end the day feeling totally miffed.

theinfill Medieval, Tudor, Jacobean dolls house blog - Hogepotche Hall –Hodgepodge Hall – walls for a fixed corner of the building

So far have added a little of the brick to the corner walling that will be fixed to the building.

There’s just two walls that have unpainted waist-high stonework as in the photo, the others will have one course only of white painted stone at floor level.

theinfill Medieval, Tudor, Jacobean dolls house blog - Hogepotche Hall –Hodgepodge Hall – one course of whitewashed stone on inner face

One row of whitewashed stone and the wrong surface above it. Cut it out or put bricks on top? Hmmm.  Have already scribbled on it so that when next I pick it up it’ll make me think about it 😉

What’s the fuss about pretend painted plaster v pretend painted brick and stonework?  Not really a fuss in the scheme of things but so silly.

I’d already written the opening of this piece days ago about the plan and general look and yet, and yet when it came to it I seem to have totally been in a daydream and ignored the original premise that the building is like an outhouse.  Just not listening to self.

Back to the building.

Ventilation in the storage rooms

Or do I mean my head.

Meanwhile whatever the wall’s covering, the idea is that the high level window shapes will be filled with wood screens of sorts.  Full wood screens or just close uprights.  Have tried out stained hessian that’s had some of the weave removed.

I’ll see how this dries and try to reduce the hairy look of the fabric.  If I can’t  sort it will use the vertical bars close together instead.



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