My heart skipped a beat as I arrived home today (from my first day back-on-the-job after my week-long 'stay-cation.' Not one but two packages sitting on my porch! I automatically assumed that one of them was my stair splats from Sue Cook Miniatures and the other? My carriage lamps for the front facade of Merriman Park!
Naturally I had to immediately try them on for size...
I would like to drill shallow 3/4" holes to recess the 'plate' of the lamp into the wall a little bit. But god! it makes me nervous to start drilling holes in my house!
The 3/4" drill bit I have on hand won't work --it has a 'starter point' on it that would penetrate the wall completely. I think there are bits that would work better, so looks like I'll be making a trip back to Minnehaha Falls Hardware Store.
Here they are 'on,' and the color is a little off from 'real life' but still much more preferable than the previous pair!
I think I can live with them (though they need a touch-up of black paint).
Hopefully, I'll find the right bit to drill the holes --and garner up the guts to 'gitter done!'
The other package turned out not to be my parcel from Sue Cook, put my partner's cell phone, which he had left behind in California. Oh, well!
I also worked a little on chair rail and skirting molding. In order to finish, I'll have to take everything apart to
stair splats arrive before I do that!
BTW nothing in the bottom photo has been glued down, so rest assured that those gaps will get tightened up.
Have a great week, everyone!
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