BUT...... when I get to priming/painting the whole carcass or covering the front of the house in bricks there will be days and days of repetitive work which, even I can't inflict on you. I will do my best to stay in touch with titbits during those times.
This post was intended to say farewell for a while as I got on with the tedious priming stage but before doing this I needed to insert the dividing walls. I hadn't a clue as to just how much I can't do that.
- Most of the walls need to be scrapped and new ones made as the doorways have disappeared or changed.
- There is a rear false wall to be made for the hallway and another for the basement and even if they were ready they couldn't go in as the decorating has to be done behind them. There will be a glimpse of what lies behind. They are a very long way from being able to go in place.
- I want a linen cupboard at the back of the housekeeper's room. It has to be built so that I know precisely where the left hand wall needs to be, so that's another wall that's on hold.
- etc etc etc.
Instead of erecting walls and priming the whole thing I have spent my playtime today sort of 'snagging' my various plans room by room.
It began with a bit of a disappointment. When I came to stand things in place for an overall assessment I realised I didn't like how the door looked.
|adding a step|
I am very glad I didn't go with my immediate response of emailing the vendor and asking him to send me a step, as this problem needs thinking about.
|Regency linen press|
I wrote to the truly wonderful Elizabeth at ELF miniatures to see if she could make me up a kit as she did for my Wentworth kitchen and her lovely cupboard in Chocolat. I knew I would be using her for all sorts of things during this project I but thought all that was so much further down the line and then I realised I can't fit in a dividing wall until this cupboard is in place.
This made me sit down and try to use my day calmly reflecting on what might be going in each room before I bashed on, shoving in walls willy-nilly, only to discover I shouldn't have done that.
So - can I get on with most of the priming? - I am just going to have to; I can't dawdle along waiting for all the other issues to be resolved. I am working on the principle that if walls don't stick to floors and painted ceilings very well then the skirting boards and coving will have to help keep them in place