Found a minute for a do-over

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Dining room fourth wall

This wall comes and goes along with the sitting room removable slice of cake and the fit of the unit plus wall has been giving me the pip.  It was messing up the fit at the front of the house so today I grabbed a half hour or so to see if I could get to grips with it – again.  It needed doing asap as the room above (the boys’ bedroom) is going to require its fourth wall adding to the problem any minute now!

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A nice country cottage to go with the mill featured in the other mini watercolour in this room.
I couldn’t remove the over-heavy frame without totally having to rebuild the wall so instead decided to insert an original watercolour bought on eBay and a piece of acetate to protect it, sliding both in over the top of the existing picture.

Then came the fiddly bit
and it took more than that ‘half an hour’

The surface behind the wall needed redressing at both sides, top and bottom and the wall itself needed shortening to reduce the possibility of fouling at floor level — between ‘the pip’ and ‘fouling’ this is becoming a bit of a chicken themed piece 😉

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Through the dining room window between the net curtains.
Frame is far too heavy but the picture looks OK and the wall now works better (though I could wish for a better fit around the left edge). Memo to self: must put the light switch in on that wall just by the door.

Still, there’s now less light seeping in generally and the frontage now more or less meets once more so that is a definite improvement.  Have an itch to put a shelf or possibly a small set of them running from the left corner to the right edge of the painting.  Or horse brasses or something there but won’t rush at it as probably better to leave well alone more or less.  Perhaps sticking a side table to the wall would do the trick ….

2 responses »

  1. Dealing with a removable wall and trying to get the fit as exact and as tight as possible, for rooms above and below, IS an on-going challenge, therefore I applaud what you are doing with your “slice of cake”, because I know it’s not easy.

    • but probably foolish of me, don’t you think 🙂
      I think that when looking though windows into a lit house that gaps will be visible but it is what it is. As long as the front and side can be faked in I’ll go with it …

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