A landing window at last

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Been delaying this for various reasons but here it is, one way or another 😉

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There she sits, on the half landing and hard up against the bathroom/lavatory wall

 

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As we go up the stairs from the front door …

 

Not stained glass but opaque

What I had a fancy for in the coloured glass range turned out to be a non-starter so I’ve used some odd things to create an opaque look.

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But first I did my usual messy cardboard template/core which I then cut ready-painted strips of wood for both faces

 

I decided that the flush face of the window would be the outside astrigals

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and the inside face looks like this and is in need of another coat of paint

 

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Now what we’ve got is this. Why I’ve put the pelmet so high up so that it shows the top window trim I don’t know but there it is. I think I’ll see if I can get a vase to balance on the cill perhaps and add a little colour.

 

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While outside it looks like this. The top, bottom and central woodwork is added on this plastic surface and surprisingly  seems to have stayed in place. The cross pieces I’ll add when the outer frame connecting the window to the wall has been added as that will give the little bits somewhere to cling to. This outer wall is to be white rough cast finish with brick edging to the window too, I think.

A light on the landing

There’s another one of those domed chrome lamps to match the one by the phone.  I’ll see if I can get it to stay up as a wall light, which it’s supposed to be.  It would give an interesting look from the outside as its light is pretty bright.  As it would be in the wall that will be the back of the linen cupboard which will be stacked with goodies, the back wall won’t be particularly visible so I might be able to embed its base into the wall through the full thickness, thereby giving the lamp some extra support.

A wall for the wall light

Next job up is to work out the kitchen/hall and bathroom hall walling.  I recall various houses of this style having a separate toilet (with a high cistern) immediately as you sharp turn left on the upper landing.  Because this is a doll’s house it wouldn’t be visible encased as a separate room so that area is to become a recessed linen cupboard in the bathroom with all the porcelain ware in the one room together.  This decision means the upstairs walling will not fully coincide with the downstairs kitchen walls so I’m going to need some sky hooks until the kitchen and downstairs ceilings are in, I think.

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2 responses »

  1. I must commend you on the progress you are steadily making on this doll’s house. The stairs, landing, landing window and the telephone corner, all echo the look of a lived in family home. Seeing the entire wall as an isolated element makes one realize just how many preparation steps and underlying foundational layers go into every square inch of a project like this; Most Impressive!

    • Many thanks. I smiled at the foundational layers – I tend to mull it over and mull some more then list it out again then mull yet again and then actaully do some workings and then, just as I’m falling asleep two days later I realise it should have been done before/after/differently or a total different shape. How about you?

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