Saturday, March 20, 2010

Dining Room Papered and Wired

My dear husband, Doug, is roto
zipping a small slit in the top floor of the Chateau so I can run the tape wiring into the attic. Believe it or not, I have finished wiring and papering the dining room. In my last post I was fretting over the wallpaper. Well, I got the first wall up and was thrilled with the results. Next is the ceiling, then the carpet on the floor. I know carpet is out of style, but I have it, so I might as well use it. The carpet really looks great. The room is very fun and happy. Will post again when the carpet and ceiling are in.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

In a Dither

I am going to start on the dining room in the Chateau. If I make a typing mistake, forgive me, 'cause I'm typing w/o my glasses. After using the wallpaper from Spain, I really don't want to use the thin wallpaper I have-but I have to be practical about this. The paper and the carpet match the furniture exactly.....and I like the soft palette. I bought this adorable chandelier and 2 wall sconce with pink tulip shades to go in the room-I really want to use them. So, after alot of deliberation, I am forging on with what I have. I am going to get some rad moulding-which should help. I am hoping to start on the room later today.
Hi to all my followers and I'm sorry there were no pictures-just thoughts.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Library Basics Finished

I was like a woman possessed tonight-I had to finish the basics of the library. The orange dots (there are three down the center and two across the back) are for hanging lights and the electricity to all of them works-pat on the back. I did not notice they were out of line-it does not look like that in person. The ceiling is more cream. The book cases need to be detailed and filled with books, then glue to the walls-after the front doors are in place (see the hinge on the right) on the dollhouse. I also have to put up molding-later. Next, I am starting on the dining room.

I was going through a box I keep all the lights, wallpaper, accessories, etc in, and to my shock I found two more book cases and a ton of books. I do not think I will have to worry about filling the shelves with books any more. I also found this toile wall paper that is not usable. The design is hugh. I might could cut out some of the scenes and put molding around it. I hate it and don't think I will use it. I have some small print toile some where-I will look tomorrow.

Thanks, Kate

PS: I went and looked at the orange dots and they were out of line-I fixed them. All is well in the Chateau.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Beginning to Wallpaper the Library

First of all, I want to make the naming of the Big House official-it is now Chateau Chanticleer. I would like to thank all my mini friends for the suggestions. I would have NEVER come up with such a great name.
Now to the library-the photo on the left is the wiring. The tape is coming of the main tape on the right wall-and it works-YEA! The photo in the middle is the Spanish paper going up-georgeous. The photo on the right is the Wooten desk in front of the wall paper. The wall paper came from They have new papers under the Museum section that are to die for. I am getting Turia Silk for the baby's room. It is a heavy paper and GREAT to work with-best I've ever used. Hopefully I will put the other two sides up and put up the ceiling paper tomorrow. I am SO excited it is going so well.