Sunday, June 26, 2011

Colonial Revival Update 3

Wow time flies when you fit a wedding into your schedule!  My younger son was married on June 11th and all went perfectly well.  The planning and preparation leading up to the wedding and the recovery period after has made the last month fly by!  I can hardly believe it has been a month since my last update to this blog.  Fortunately, I did fit in some work on the dollhouse and took plenty of pictures to provide fodder for this update.

When I left you last we were moving from the dining room into the hallway.  I envision a fairly formal and grand entry way to include light colors and plenty of light (a large chandelier included).  To begin, I selected a wallpaper and started it around the front door.

I purchased some ready made wainscoting that is a resin material.  It is my first time using this product and I have to say I am quite pleased with its look.  It cuts very easy on the scroll saw, it is easy to sand, and holds paint very well.  I decided to cut pieces of the wall paper to accent the inside areas of the squares on the wainscot.

Below you can see a close up of the wall paper in place.

In this next shot you see the wainscot on the complete hall wall.  Notice the wires are in place for the two wall sconces yet to be added.  Also notice the wires at the base of the wall feeding into some holes in the floor.  These will lead to some switches on the back base of the house to control the lights.

In the next shot you see the other hallway wall that supports the stairs.  The wall is papered and has the wainscot in place.  The tape wire will be hidden by the staircase.  This tape wire supports a light on the wall under the stairs.

In the next photo is a close up of the outside edge stair panel that I am cutting from some basswood stock.

Now the stair is in place along with the treads.

Another closer shot of the stairs.  Also notice the wood floor is down and stained.

 And lastly, a shot of the completed sconce wall with the sconces in place.

When I return, it will be time to move onto the living room.  Until then, thanks for checking in on Minibydesign!