I ditched the eBay kit, (this would have been more obvious if I had not had troubles with my camera and kept updating on time). I will finish up the rest when I get to the areas the items might be used in (kitchen), but really I just wanted that couch finished so my dollies could have somewhere to park their bums. 🙂
I’ve been working in the Orchid bedroom, I can’t put a “percentage finished” on it yet. I worked for a few nights on this, but I feel I’ve made only a bit of progress.I still plan to so some more sanding and paint touch ups on the trim. A railing will also be placed along with the stairs. And I’d like to put another coat of satin varnish on the floors.
Can we actually take a minute to talk about the floors?….When I sanded the walls down before doing another paint wash, I was not thinking about the “dust” falling as paint, but merely wood, which I thought to myself will wipe up just fine with a damp cloth since I have already put two coats of polyurethane on. I wish I had thought more about this because when I wiped the floor, the paint dust got wet and…well, turned back into paint!
Yea, so. Suggestions welcome. As always. Lol. I thought about a dark paint wash over, but I am terrified of losing the different shade effect I got by not painting over the whole floor, but painting the individual pieces. I could try a toothpick or small brush in the cracks. Not sure what will be the least risky and provide good results
Before I move on to show some “bare room” pictures. I will show you the updated lamp that will be in this room. I ended up taking the one out by the dormer because of interference with the dormer. So there is just one bed side lamp and the one hanging in the dormer (which I never noticed is just above Lina’s head if she stands…but that”s another complaint I have about myself for another post…). See lamp;
I figure that the black will allow me to decorate a little easier than the pink ones. 🙂
And now for the barenaked room pictures;
I can’t think of anything else which needs to be “done” in this room as far as the skeleton goes (i.e; the house without furniture). Except for of course, the floors…and sanding some more (without ruining my floors again..) and the railing. Maybe it can have a 90% finished tag placed on it after all?
Here it is with the furniture I built placed in. (Bedding is temporary!);
I will be moving back to the exterior next, more stones..and chimney! 🙂