26 September 2009

little girls bedroom and gents study just about done :)

i got lots done today........just about finished the little girls bedroom and the gentlemans study woot!

how exciting!!! 3 rooms to go!!!

once i've done them all i'll beable to check the lighting and stick in the wallpaper templates in the 3 middle rooms properly
i put a trim over the stairs in the study to try and hide the fact they go to nowhere lol

i'm trying to make it look like they lead up to the tower...i think it works ok :)
Heres an overall view so far....

25 September 2009

study and library

well havent done too much in the last week...had a bit of a break :)
But i've started the study/library and got more of the lights in
heres a preview...still a few trims to go in and not all of it is stuck yet :P

on the up side i have found the tables!!! nothing flash but within my budget and they will work nicely
i'll put them on wheels and move the sliding drawer down so the basements will sit on them...maybe even slide out to view hmmmmmmmmmm will have to see what that looks like first :)

well thats all i've done this week...a bit slack but i did go away for 3 days woot!!! :)

18 September 2009

welcome to 4 new followers :)

Welcome Jolie, Jennifer, Monica and beyondbaffled :)
I'm never sure what to say here :P .... thanks for looking and following and hope you like what i'm doing :)

16 September 2009

The start of the lights :)

i'm starting to put the lights in the new Beacon and fiddling about with decorations....couldnt wait lol
heres the overall so far and the nanny's room

and heres the linen/trunks store and the servant entry

alot to do but its still fun :)
i'll light the 6 rooms on each side first...all the wires will come down the central rooms and go to the powerboard underneath the house....the 3 central rooms will have their wallpaper on cardboard templates and the wires will run behind these then its easy to get to if i need to renervate/swap lights etc
i think i need to concentrate on one thing at a time!! however..... decorating is such fun :P

14 September 2009

the sneak peek....both together :P

today i caved and put them together to take pics for everyone :)

so without further ado......here she is....the back to back Beacon Hill Extravaganza!!!!

hope you like it....i love it:)

now to the insides i'm saving to get 2 coffee tables or some such thing on wheels so she will open for 'play' the basements will be hanging under the tables so you will see them when its open and i plan to connect the towers with a conservatory...well ...we will see how that goes lol

12 September 2009

The outside is done!!!!!!!!

I have finished the outside of the new Beacon Hill!!!!! Woot!!! :)
Now to reno the outside of the first one.....and then.....the big reveal!!! woohoooo yayyyyyyyyyyyyy me :P

Nearly done!!! well the outside anyways :P

omg i see the end!!!
I've been shingling all week...only the ridge 'tiles' to go.....
sticking sandpaper shingles = no finger tips lol
this weekend i hope to stick and paint all the twiddley bits and get the whole outside finished!!!

The unveiling is near !!!!!! :) yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

08 September 2009

Shingling :(

And so to my least favourite thing...shingling :(

Also started the tower "hat"

I can see the end i tells ya!!! woot!!! ....well of the outside anyways :P

06 September 2009

still painting a thousand bits of windows :(

windows!!! how many has this house got!!! the 3 colour thing looks great but the painting of each bit!!! its never ending :P

I got up this morning and......and....... theres an empty lot!!!!...someone moved the built beacon hill !!!!!!

i ran to the craft room.......the new beacon is gone from its building site too!!!

You know what this means?
I caved in and put them together!!!!!!!
only one flaw to change too!!! i am wrapped i thought there would be more....i have to cut off the back roof overhangs....thats all!!! they are 'out' by about 1/2 a centimetre too but i thought that was 'doable' as i reckon only a craftsman could get them both 'perfect' ....i'm happy with that!!!
heres a sneak preview for you

Dohhhhhhhhhhhhh the camera must of slipped...i only got my slippers.....sorry....i'll take some another day :) :P

03 September 2009

the 3 fireplaces :)

today i worked on the 3 fireplaces and did a bit of wallpapering so i can install the windows
i've put in 2 false chimney breasts on an angle...i like the way they are coming out :)

I am back with speedy internet :)

so.....4 days of snails pace internet because of 2 teenagers sucking up all the monthly downloads playing World Of Warcraft = no blogging...no googling images...no forum....no emails...no facebook....no life!!!!!
Upside........i got heaps done on the build :)
One Derrrrrrrr moment .....i came to fitting the most fabulous feature of the Beacon Hill....the french door i had to cut a new hole in the bash for it....i had a new Dremel .....i'd never used anything like it before....i didnt need to practise...noooo not me i'm far too clever :P....after all my Dad was a carpenter lol....hmmmmmmmmmmm theres a huge gaping gap!!!!!!i think i should of practised lol and cut on the inside of the line not the outside ....what to do? make a step?....hmm no...cut sick with the spackfilla? yes

Heres pics of my progress....i went with the brick printie

Now i'm also trying to do the inside...choosing wallpapers and i think i'll do this with the fireplaces
One thing i didnt like about the first beacon was that you couldnt really see the fireplace in the lounge...i think this will show it off better ....well for now this is the plan but she is screaming ideas as i go along :)