As my Dad would say another day, another adventure or another day and back to the staircase.
The railings have stayed in place, no overnight pinging off so with the sun shining I carried it into the garden for spraying.
The husband was warned in no uncertain terms - Keep Away! Do not touch! Do not look! Don't even breathe next to it.......
I put it back on the stand I had drilled yesterday and stood away ready to catch if it should fall. I then sprayed it all over with a coat of black paint. I had to leave this to dry for a couple of hours but as it was only an undercoat I could lay it down and go off and play tennis......
I lost, badly, my mind kept imagining the horror of coming home and finding it on the patio, on the grass, in the flowerbeds!
Black paint all dry I then sprayed on the gold crackle undercoat.
Followed by the black top coat. Standing back I waited to see how it would crackle.
Can I come in the garden now? The husband is anxious to cut the grass.
No you cannot. Can you imagine the tremors of the lawn mower!!??
The crackle is quite fine which I good and I can't see any touching up that might need doing.
Ok, stand back and leave it alone.
This is the spiral in place. I will need a circular step I think to bring it up level with the balcony above.
That's ok as I need to drill some holes to make it stand up properly and securely.
I will crackle this circular 'step' to make it blend in with the staircase.
It is not a dominant as I thought it would be, there is plenty of room around it for all the bookcases that I hope to have lining the walls.
Now I need to pack it away, very carefully, and move on with the rest of the kit.
I had to get the staircase finished in order for me to cut the balcony floor now I can start the wooden flooring and order the bookcases.
I had a chat with Rob of World of My Own at Miniatura at the weekend and he has agreed to make up my bookcases. This is great as it means they will have the fitted look I really want.
So a good day today.
Made even better as we found out today that my eldest son has been accepted on the graduate programme he applied for with a well known grocers.
He will be one of the lucky graduates this year with a job at the end of four years study.
Phew! Now that really is good news.