still at a standstill with these beauties....they are softly calling...finish us... finish us... they will never be finished...a lifetimes work in progress but they are so pretty thought i'd share where i'm up to
well after 4 months they stopped talking....they cant decide on wallpaper for the last 4 rooms so i shipped them out of the craft room they can sit till they shout again
i need a distraction i think...something smaller!!!!! :yikes:
wow i've been slack :w00t: havent done anything until today and went wild
heres the top floor of the old beacon...renovated to be the Lady of the house's private quarters :yikes:
not quite finished as i ran out of skirting and flooring
i've put her a private bathroom in her room...quite common in those days
Still needs some tweaking ....the beddings all wrong.....but i like it so far
finished the mens smoking/billiard/chess/bar room
this means......only one more room to go in the new Beacon Hill
Hope you like it...i do
heres some ideas with furniture
or i may make it the dining room :yikes:
we will see when i get the last room finished.....did i tell you i only had ONE ROOM TO GO !!!! :w00t:
i'm starting to renervate the inside of my 1st Beacon Hill....its quite distressing actually.... my beautiful Beacon all trashed :w00t:
I'm sure i will like it better once its done gawd i hope i do :yikes:
Heres the top floor ladies reading/quiet room and the start of the hallway...this may become her writing room...no idea yet so many rooms!!!!
finished the childrens school/play room....(wallpaper templates to be glued in when all rooms are done ) i added a false hall to the back of the room
and today i started the demolition....renervation....of the old beacon hill.... my beautiful beacon is in dissarray ....however she will look fabulous once she's done
let me say....those stairs are a tad tricky to paint when they are already installed....i feel like a contortionist :yikes:
i got lots done today........just about finished the little girls bedroom and the gentlemans study
how exciting!!! 3 rooms to go
once i've done them all i'll beable to check the lighting and stick in the wallpaper templates in the 3 middle rooms properly
i put a trim over the stairs in the study to try and hide the fact they go to nowhere i'm trying to make it look like they lead up to the tower...i think it works ok :yikes:
well havent done too much in the last week...had a bit of a break :yikes:
But i've started the study/library and got more of the lights in
heres a preview...still a few trims to go in and not all of it is stuck yet :lol:
on the up side i have found the tables!!! nothing flash but within my budget and they will work nicely
i'll put them on wheels and move the sliding drawer down so the basements will sit on them...maybe even slide out
i'm starting to put the lights in the new Beacon
and fiddling about with decorations....couldnt wait
heres the overall so far and the nanny's room
and heres the linen/trunks store and the servant entry
alot to do but its still fun :yikes:
i'll light the 6 rooms on each side first...all the wires will come down the central rooms and go to the powerboard underneath the house....the 3 central rooms will have their wallpaper on cardboard
today i caved and put them together to take pics for everyone
so without further ado......
here she is....the back to back Beacon Hill Extravaganza!!!!
hope you like it....i love it
now to the insides :yikes: i'm saving to get 2 coffee tables or some such thing on wheels so she will open for 'play' the basements will be hanging under the tables so you will see them when its open and i plan to connect the towers with a conservatory...
omg i see the end!!!
been shingling all week...only the ridge 'tiles' to go.....sticking sandpaper shingles = no finger tips :yikes:
this weekend i hope to stick and paint all the twiddley bits and get the whole outside finished!!!
The unveiling is near
windows!!! how many has this house got!!! the 3 colour thing looks great but the painting of each bit!!!!
I got up this morning and......and....... theres an empty lot!!!!...someone moved the built beacon hill !!!!!!
i ran to the craft room.......the new beacon is gone from its building site too!!!
You know what this means?
I caved in and put them together
only one flaw to change too!!! i am wrapped i
so.....4 days of snails pace internet because of 2 teenagers sucking up all the monthly downloads playing World Of Warcraft = no blogging...no googling images...no forum....no emails...no facebook....no life!!!!! :yikes:
Upside........i got heaps done on the build :o
One Derrrrrrrr moment .....i came to fitting the most fabulous feature of the Beacon Hill....the french door :w00t:
i had to cut a new hole in the bash for it....i had a new Dremel .....i'd never used an
ahhh here is the porch/servant entry...i like it
i divided the sevant entry bit with a black fence which will have some sort of viney effort put on it....the trim for the main house part is the lounge window trim...fitted perfectly :yikes:
i like it ...even the roof has toned down a bit...may even 'dirty' it up yet...will wait and see :w00t:
Still thinking about the brick printie on the base....seems to be my signature as its on nearly all my house
I've put in 2 dormers, still to do shingling yet...my least favourite thing to do and have been painting a thousand pieces for the porch and posts.....who's idea was it to do 3 colours?
Planked and stained the porch....i may do another coat to get it darker...maybe :w00t:
hmmmm now i'm looking at the picture....theres hairs all over it!!! :yikes: wheres that furbaby? :lol:
Hopefully i'll get some post and porch roof assembly done tonight
well i had 6 days off the build and went and stayed at my partners for a long weekend :yikes:
soooooooo...this is where i'm up to...back and all refreshed and raring to get on with it
i might make this a removeable side wall or i'll never reach in there if anything needs doing...lights etc
and i have the room wall in...just have to trim it :w00t:
heres the inside so far...still a long way to go :lol:
these are possible roof id
another day doing the same thing
heres the basement stairs cut into the veranda
and a handy use for the porch posts...keeping the crown moulding in place while the glue grabs
however...a lightbulb moment
i needed small windows for the new walls...i think what can i use.... :yikes: i'm not using the front door!!! it has 'glass'....it has 'frames'....i chop it up ....just the right size!!!!! i am clever ...hopefully :w00t:
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today i seem to be stuck fiddling with the basement stairs and the wall i had to make.......its all little bits of fiddley stuff which all has to be done before i put the actual staircase back in.....as once i put that wall in i wont beable to get at anything.....so tedious painting trims and skirtings :w00t:...i want to get on with it :yikes:
isnt it amazing how we get over problems......i have all the clamps and gizmo's anyone would need.....but i use stupid stuff like rulers pegs and he
well so much for my plan to 'slow the build down'
I seem to be forging ahead regardless....
painted the shell with 'sahara sand'.......painted the eave trims.....base coat of black on the window roof/roofs/rooves?
Started the servant bathroom floor....need to sand and age this yet...but its getting there :lol:
heres some pics
It's occurred to me now....i havent actually had the two of them together to see if this actually works!!! :w00t: ....