Here in England we are experiencing the most wonderful Indian Summer which is proving to be a great help with the interior of my latest build.
The Paper Perfect walls and ceilings are drying rapidly.
I have been able to fix in the false doors with their door furniture and left a gap for the fireplace.
I haven't bothered putting in skirting board on two of the walls as they will be more or covered by shop shelving.
I am really pleased with the door. I have glued them onto a thin plate of balsa to make them stand away from the wall slightly. This meant I could 'plaster' right up to the edge of the door as I am not having any architrave around the doors.
Luckily I remembered to screw the hinges in before 'plastering' the walls. That is a first for me!
I have put in the wood for the false fireplaces. They will each be individually tiled, have their own lit fireplace and hanging cauldron.
On this side I will have a range with lots of pots and pans bubbling away.....not sure yet.
Still trying to work out how I am going to make the cauldron towers. Michelle has suggested ping pong balls, which I like....I think water bomb balloons and paper mache? Hmmm, lots to think about.
I have also begun painting all the windows, doors, shelving etc. First coat cream, then at least two coats of deep red. Then eventually black to finish when I will rub them all down and hopefully all the different paint layers will show through in an aged effect. I did use a crackle paint on the first coat of cream but not a single crackle has appeared. I can never seem to get any of these crackle products to work, anyone know of a really good one?
All in all a good day's work for once and a whole weekend of sunshine to look forward to.