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Joining the two piece egg

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but will it fit?

Packing things in, prepping one task, waiting for it to dry/set etc meanwhile carrying on, starting another that needs to dry so, not wanting to be idle, on the side I  make a little something for one of the darker corners.

The making bit first

The drying bit – much, much later

Well, more of a trimming measuring plus drying.  Trying to put together all the walls for downstairs and get the hall/sitting room party-wall decorated on both sides.  Also the tucked in corner of the dining room doorway before it gets impossible to get a hand in. Unfortunately trimming its doorway involves making it stick to the kitchen wall too so can’t be done whilst this section is loose.

Which tasks can be done while the walls are loose and which have to be done while performing a contortionist head stand.  It’s worked out about half and half I think but I’ve missed one or two that could have been done more easily I see.

Newly dressed and fitted wall

Checking the views

More of when the house is together?

Shots from the kitchen which should match the views for the observer when the place is more complete.

First shot when house is not quite ‘parked’.  Look slightly to the right and you’ll notice a vertical line of light by the curved wall fit to the telephone corner.  Fully ‘parked’ in the second photo.

Externals when parked

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Seems to fit – hurrah!

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 …  … …

Bring out the sky hooks

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The next move is continue from the little landing onto the top hallway but to do that a ceiling/floor needs to appear so that there is somewhere for the landing to go.

Up the ladder

Overview of house so far

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We’re viewing from over the front door and porch

Plan:

to cut a ceiling along the entrance hall, around the stairwell and as far back through the kitchen as I can

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I think like this

Balancing act

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Which gives us a view down the length of the ground floor hallway from the front door

There are five doorways onto this hallway:

the front door where we are sort of standing
the side door, invisible here but it’s back left underneath the stairs
the kitchen door
the sitting room door
and the dining room door, slightly recessed so hidden by the sitting room wall

Why’s the dining room hidden?

I can remember being confused coming out of such a dining room and turning left towards the front door a little too tightly and hitting the little bit of sitting room wall that stuck out, wondering at the time just why it was like that.  Well, I can now tell myself that it gives the kitchen a further twelve inches or so of wall space is why.  You can just spot the little jink back on the shape of the boarding in the photo of the floor above (under the heading ‘Plan’).  Not quite a full inch-worth but the best I could squeeze in and leave room for all the dining room furniture we had around in the 50s.

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Arrow to dining room doorway

Whilst up on that landing …

we have an opportunity to work towards putting in the last step at last, the other newel posts and the upper landing banisters too.

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One further step to go in to the upper hallway

 

 

Paraphernalia

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Shrunk in the wash possibly?

Another running around week but got time to try out my first go at painting metal items.  Ideal job when you’ve only got so long to spare as each layer/coat needs a fair time to dry satisfactorily.  Still seems to come out feeling sticky.

Mixed results but ‘useable’ I think 😉

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Though bought cream and green pans and enamel ware, fancied doing the bread bin and scales in the white with dark blue trim
Went for a worn look to go with the bought enamel items which have wear and tear built in too.