Pretty small update today. I worked on this for quite a while last night, actually, but progress was slow. It was a lot of measuring and re-measuring.
I mentioned the other day that I cut up a bunch of cherry and mahogany. I still forgot to take a photo of the lot. Ooops. The cherry was salvaged, from a shipping pallet. I have used some pieces of it for my “tiny art” series wall hangings. I had a plank of it with me, that was ready to go for more engraving (It even had one side covered in silver spray paint, ready to go) but I decided it would serve a better purpose here.
So this is what I did yesterday. No “in progress” shots as the progress was pretty boring.
I papered the ceiling in this room. I am going to do something kind of spectacular for the main floor ceiling, but I decided it would not work for the smaller rooms on the second storey. and of course, the third storey does not have a traditional ceiling. If it were a real house it would have a flat part, but on this scale it would end up feeling cramped. I’ve been thinking about it…
Anyway. I papered the ceiling with a pattern that I felt was appropriate. I then put two of those cherry planks in the ceiling. They are not intended to look load-bearing, it’s definitely just a decorative thing. I may, however, put the continuing planks in the other rooms, when I get there. I finished the cherry with orange oil + caranuba wax.
A close up of the ceiling. Glue is still very wet here – everything will flatten out as it dries.
I then finished out the trim in there, and finished out the trim in the little stair-room. Which was a pain. I can almost fit my hand in there to glue the trim, but I can’t see it. I had to put it in place, walk around the house and look in from the window to see how it looked.
Like that :)
I’ve had a few people comment about the colour scheme I chose… :D I did it very much on purpose. I have seen dollhouses that are hyper-realistic in their decor and they almost always end up looking a little boring. In person being in a room with solid walls and a couple of pieces of art here and there may be “enough”, in a tiny house it just looks like you’ve left it unfinished. The best little houses I’ve ever seen go a bit over the top, are just a wee bit excessive in their ornateness. It would definitely be a little too much to live in, but for a diorama of sorts, it’s exactly what I want. Just wait until you all see what I put IN the house…. :D
If you have not figured it out yet, I have a love affair with mixing patterns and I am not done yet! hee.