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Here there but not quite everywhere

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Doors and no doors – odd views

Strange juxtaposition

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Moving the parts around produced some very odd views of the rooms 😉

Bits

Once the ceilings and walls are in the landing and most of the pictures can be seen through the back bedroom doorway when the two parts of the house are separated.

Back in the downstairs hallway

There’s also a bought hat which I’ve squashed into a trilby shape, the slightly improved girl’s school hat is on a peg and the horrid school cap is on the bottom level with the cat.

I’m thinking of using real plates at the end facing but paper ones on the long side run.  Not so much expense (though that’s a definite consideration) but sideways on the real plates are too deep to really catch a view of the front designs.  This photo is a try-out and I’m still thinking about it, as usual.

Work on a smallish area

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Lots of fixing and arranging and waiting for it to dry

First – the turn on the stairs

The first landing is longer and in need of extra banister because I wished to squeeze in a side doorway and an understair cupboard.  Doing this also makes the small front bedroom pretty small; just long enough to put in a single bed and some cupboards.

Second – added kitchen/hall wall

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View of kitchen wall from front of house

Third – got down to work under the stairs

Fourth – looked more at the view from the front

Got somewhat tired concentrating on these so, once I sat down with the photos for the blog I started to play.

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Sleep now …  … …

Musings on fighting a banana

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It’s the stairs

Working away a bit at a time on the hallway but getting different levels time and again.  And then I looked at the staircase – bent as a …

If you lay it on its back flat side down, the two ends are in the air.  If you bend it (with or without steam) it’s back to bent within the day.  So I’m working with it.  I flatten it and do what’s needful.  In this case I want a small, plain skirt edging to both sides; one to give an edge at the wallpaper side and one to provide a straight support (and edge) within the solid bannister that I’ve decided to have.

Possible further action?
May have to cut through the backing hardboard to release the pull and encourage it to stay flat rather than expecting just gluing it in place against the wall and its supports to do the job alone.

et voila the banana

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Weighted down at one end (top pic) you can see the other end way off straight (btm pic)

Think that, when flat, the stairs meet the quarter landing fairly at the level and am going ahead with that assumption.

Walls

The wall over the stairs is a long drop for wallpapering whether full size or mini.  How many joins do I need?  How will I disguise them?  I’ve chosen a wallpaper that comes in a large size as opposed to A4 but it’s not quite long enough to do the full drop.

It’s also a busy pattern, with old style colours (mostly) but with perhaps too modern a twist to them(?)

To go with it I’ve a mid brown runner carpet for hallways and stairs and a somewhat sickly woodwork colouring which reminds me of 50s ladies underwear perhaps.  May try out a different wallpaper, something more nebulous but equally as busy looking and see how that feels.

For the moment it’s this:

Upper wall

Going for an embossed strip at the head of the walls here, probably in white but possibly off white, above the doorways downstairs.  Would like to put a sort of Delft rack – but no Delft on it instead have plates handed down in the imaginary family arranged on it, so that their background is the embossed paper.

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Some examples of what might go on this shelf but against the floral paper at the moment – photo should enlarge a little if clicked.
The second from the right is one of those semi-3D scenes that seemed to be everywhere when I was a kid.
Dunno if the plans will work but will give them a go 😉