Didn't get too much accomplished today, except the firebox and the black marble surround, which I love! --Thanks for the tip, Giac! Giac has a great tutorial on his blog about fireboxes, and I totally used his method for mine . Simple. Easy. Effective!
You can see the marble medallion under the 'controversial' (lol)! center table. I haven't glued it down, yet...hoping to get some feedback, first?
Still have not fixed the fireplace sconces, as you can see. They're 'bi-pin' fixtures and I bought bulbs that have really long wires attached to them. I assume you can just cut the wires and remove the insulation, but you know what happens when you make assumptions! I also have to lengthen the wires on one of the sconces so that will be another fun, new adventure for me.
I experimented with gold paint and the metallic gold pigment powder. They really helped make a cheap, resin frame look much more expensive. I tried using the same on some of the moldings on the wainscot of the Hall but you know, what? I didn't like it. I think I like the room as is --understated eleganza!
I received in the mail today the invoice from Sue Cook Miniatures in England, and that means my stair splats will arrive soon! Can't wait!
I love making things and have a huge interest in architecture --especially Renaissance, Baroque and Classical styles. This is my first dollhouse project which I intended to use as a diversion from the maddeningly long, Minnesota winters.