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Two-way traffic space

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Downstairs hallway

Planned in is a small corner just to the left of the front door, just where the removable house section breaks away.  It’s a semi landing at the foot of the stairs where the phone plus table and chair, various loose boots/shoes and coat pegs need to lurk.

I’ve played around, bought in, re-measured and re-planned but not found a satisfying combo of chair and table for the corner shape and still  leave breathing space for the imaginary folk to get up and down the stairs without climbing on the furniture.

Build one of them?

Well, I can’t build a chair but I’ve had a go at a sort of deco looking table affair attempting to blend with the hall stand across the hallway.

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Shaping and shelving for the back of the phone table

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Pencils and envelopes and room for telephone. There’s a vintage green one on its way which I hope is not too large for the space

And the landing itself has lots of room left for two figures to shimmy past each other there now.

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The space with the narrow hanging but still got too large a wall light – I’m working on it …

 

A low mirror

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Actually some boarding and a low mirror.  I’ve set the mirror at a height for those of us who are small but also for who ever is on the phone at the time (not yet added to the table) can view themselves when seated.

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Went for a lighter wood colour than the stairs themselves but still a ‘woody’ tone

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One low mirror over telephone table, chair yet to come

I’ve used a sliver (or rather two slivers) of the full size stick-on faux stained glass you can buy by the roll for the tinted sides.  Strange things reflected in the mirror in this shot, though it’s a minor miracle that the ‘glass’ actually looks vaguely spot free here.

 

Hiding under the stairs

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Playing in the cupboard

Couldn’t resist putting in

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the electric and gas meters.
Bit flat but added wiring to one and a gas pipe with off tap to the other. Won’t be able to see much of them when the other walls are in but it’s somehow nice to know that they are there.

Most of the rest of the workings involved gluing in what you’ve already seen, so not very exciting but it was good to finally stop working around balancing half the items.

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Work so far

Yes, it’s the bannisters

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It takes me some time to get my head around the basic engineering aspects of building things or decorating; what needs to be done and how, and the general order of play for each stage.  The stair banister, the way it meets a quarter landing and turns, and the infill below the stairs has certainly been one of these “tell me your tasks in order” sort of jobs.

All wound up and ready to go

then fall flat on the job

Panelling or paper?

Will wallpaper the under stair wall and give cupboard a ‘wood’ door that matches the planned ones for rooms.

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Standing back a little

Only the basic framework to support the stairs is fixed in place.  Once a further layer of paint and matte varnish has been added to the stairs, I’ll have a go with carpet.  Then some of the fixing can be done; card with the wallpaper, the stairs themselves and the under wall and possibly the landing window too.  After that will need to finish off whatever’s left of for the cupboard that didn’t get tackled before the wall went in.

Further down the line …

it will be back to that kitchen wall that meets the stair head so that we can head ceiling-wards and tackle the turn in the stairs.  I think I’ve got all the furniture for the kitchen except a washing machine, whose dimensions are a known (I think, depending on how I build it).  If I can get their arrangement more or less firmly sorted and ditto the window openings in there, then and only then can the whereabouts of the kitchen door be settled and that dividing wall finally be added.  Definitely an “up we go, up we go” moment  🙂