The Makings Of the 3rd Floor Ceiling
By now it was May 2017 and I was sourcing away as usual when I came across an old photo album. I kind of hated to use it because it was so sweet as an album, but it was exactly what I was looking for in a ceiling.
|Left: Front of vintage photo album. Right: Inside of vintage photo album|
The length was good but the width was too short and the whole cover out of center for the 3rd floor ceiling but I remained undaunted, chopping and fitting it up with parts from the cover and inside. I was bummed to loose those decorative cover corners but it was the only way to make it fit and get the width that was needed:
|Pieces pieces pieces!|
I had to add a few jewelry findings and wood trim to increase the width:
|All glued up and ready for installation!!!|
1st and 2nd Floor Ceilings, the Easy Way Out!
The 1st and 2nd floor ceilings were kinda a no brainer. I glued some hand made paper for the 1st floor ceiling and painted gold and glued ribbon and mirrors on the 2nd floor ceiling. They're OK, but I just wanted to move on I think! It was June already! The stair landing ceilings the jet out are a cool mercury glass look scrapbook paper:
Finally, all the rooms parts were done, so I could assemble them all into one mass building. This is where you discover if all your matching and centering patterns, measuring and cutting, has paid off!
In reverse order, the 3rd, 2nd, 1st floors and stairwell.
|3rd floor trimmed out and ready for led puck lights.|
The little silver disks are magnets for the puck led lighting and the brass nails on the cornices are for hanging pictures and such.
|2nd floor, waiting for trim, but I had to play with furnishings anyway!|
|1st floor, trim started and outfitted as a kitchen with Strombecker furniture.|
|Stairwell. Much more to do. Oh well!|
Now comes another tedious but rewarding part, trim!