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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 ….

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Catch-up with a do-up, a build-up and a mock-up

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Main bedroom at the front

Finally made that double bed

Another Jane Harrop kit of the same design as the small front bedroom bed.  In this case, though, any sizing problem is totally the opposite to the first one.  I mean that, despite the bed being almost 6.5″ long the room still looks as though you could hold a dance in it!

Possible maroon carpet, then again a pale one or even brown.  All three bedroom now need decorating and then four beds need bedding sorting out.  Another week another opportunity.

and passing back again

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I’ve moved the over-large globe!

Sorting through furniture for the bedrooms and storing away the speculative buys that just don’t fit.  Have come up with this sort of furnishing in the young boys’ bedroom, leaving plenty of floor space for playing in.  The large space at the back is where I’m imagining a clothes horse tent caught between the mattresses and held on the chair arm then draped/pegged over the clothes horse which will be on the right, nearest the ‘note to self’ where the fireplace will be.  I fear there will be a cat involved in this somewhere 😉

Sneaked a little time

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and putt in the hallway ceiling light in

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A view of the larger slice of house with hallway through to kitchen plus a little of the landing above, the dining room and the children’s bedroom above that.

Couldn’t find a light I fancied for the hallways so am going with a flush-fitting warm oblong otherwise this house will never get done  😉