prime and paint (first coat, anyway) all the components that will be white. Well, it's not exactly a true white-white --more of a 'clotted-cream,' if you will. (I read somewhere that they didn't have pure white "back in the day," as my friend, Thomasina says). I suppose that would be expected, when our beleaguered ancestors had to mix their paints from cow's milk and lead, and bird droppings --and God knows what else...
(Speaking of the All-Mighty, thank you, Lord, for spray paint!)
A chill, North wind was positively howling through the environs of Minnesota today, which made spray-painting an amusing prospect. I think I got more paint on my new-ish True Religion jeans than I got on the Entrance Hall components.
So, it's getting down to the actual putting of the room together. Only thing left, really, is the wiring. Merriman Park is my first dollhouse and some of the technical aspects of the project are a little shall we say daunting! I am planning on running the wires through the fireplace chases and through the "attic' & 'basement' spaces and out the back to socket strips. Ray W. gave me some great advice today in regard to wiring --and sorry, Ray, I didn't realize until now that you were such an eminent figure in the miniature world! So your interest in my little project is doubly appreciated --and also humbling.
OK, everyone: I ordered the 'wrought iron' splats from Sue Cook! Thomas Jefferson would absolutely plotz, but I can't wait to install them on the staircase of Merriman Park!
fireplace surround from some of the left-over 'marble' paper and some scrap illustration board. I had to use the white marble as there was no black left. (But I ordered some more black so I could easily change it out, if needed). Opinions?
Thank you, thank you, thank you, everyone who has taken the time to comment on this blog and even send me personal emails with your well-appreciated advice and criticism This project sometimes seems like I bit off more than I can chew but your kind words have compelled me to slog on!
My love of wicker continues....
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