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Ceiling and supper

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A fiddly job, at least the ceiling has been, and a time for decision making, not my strongest point.

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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 🙂

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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.

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.

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The view you can’t really view other than with a camera, and I spot glue in corners needing cleaning off

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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 ͡*)

 

Up the stairs

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if you breathe in and travel up sideways.

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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.

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.

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Two thirds of the build and quite a bit of a way to go

 

 

Additions, alterations and a hound

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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.

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    • 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.

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There’s one large hound behind the bar who laps up all the drips from the barrel

Reporting in

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Bought in a kitchen style table with a rack at low level, carved it about a bit and fitted a barrel at one end and panelled the other end, adding a new top to blend in.  The stools will be sanded and recoloured.  The clock was the largest I could find of this style and have sanded and recoloured plus added a glass.

Pondering whether to add a couple of beams to hang things on but not sure yet if I will, or for that matter, what I might hang there.

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And have been trying out the look for when the bay window over the arch eventually gets added