Oh Those Details....
In Case you need reminding, Dear Readers, I left you last week with my realization that this "Secret Christmas House" kit has no pre-printed decorative papers for the ceilings of these rooms! And if you know me at all, you will understand that I have trouble leaving the ceilings unadorned! So the first thing I did was begin to paint the ceiling of the "Library" with a lovely cloudy skyscape.
It is really difficult to take good photos of these tiny scale rooms,
so I hope you can forgive the occasional blurry pictures!
The pre-printed floor paper is glued in next.
And then when I tried to add the printed papers for the walls,
in this case the "floor-to-ceiling book cases",
I really felt that they needed both a baseboard
and a ceiling crown molding too!
I painted a border of gold along the edges of the ceiling
and then added a gold strip to the top of the wall paper bookcases.
I had to cut and paste a little bit with the shelves
so the books would not be half covered with the added trim.
But I think it looks so much more realistic with the trim!
Then I did the same for the side wall with the false door to the other rooms.
It was only later that I realized I should have added the trim around the door too.
Maybe I can still add it in.... I think I will try!
Of course, as soon as the Teeny Tiny Dolls heard that
there was a "Library" in one of the houses,
Theodora and Halcyon had to come take a look!
They were rather impressed at the number of volumes....
and dismayed that it was all an illusion!
(They wanted "real" books!)
But there was still the "window wall" to be added,
and that had its own layer of challenges!
The kit comes with the trim for the window interior as well as exterior
and even a tiny pre-cut plexiglass window pane!
But figuring out just when which parts are attached is not so easy!
There is a chance that I got ahead of the plan, Dear Readers,
by starting to add the interior wall decoration
before doing the exterior wall papering....
but I'm not sure.....!
The Instruction pictures don't really show
when the "glass" windows are added.
And the outer wall paper covers over a little of the window edge,
so the windows probably should be attached first!
But before any of the windows get attached,
I wanted to paint the edges of the openings
where the laser cutting scorched the wood.
If you look carefully you can see all the window openings
have been painted white around the edges.
Here you can see it close-up!
When the window pane is in place,
you will be able to look in
and see the Library bookshelves!
Well, Dear Readers, I can't believe it,
but that is all I accomplished over the weekend!
Between the ceilings and the trims,
I can tell this is going to take a bit longer that I thought it would!
But it's those details.... all those lovely teeny
tiny details that make this so much fun!