Friday, June 3, 2011

It's a start!

I used my heat gun to remove one set of stairs and most of the trim from the kitchen and living room in the lower level of the Willowcrest last night. None of the trim had been sanded before being hotglued in place. The wood is so dry that it just soaked up the paint. These pieces have been repaired if needed, sanded and painted and are ready to put in place some day. ;) There's a lot more trim to be melted off and properly finished.
I also sorted through my wallpaper stash last night. I'm using some Victorian and Early American patterns but the house will be set in modern times. It has let me know that it wants to be an actual house so that's what it's gonna be. I experimented with some furniture from my zibbet shop when choosing the wallpaper. I don't think the new living room set is going to be in my shop for much longer, lol.

There is so much to do on this house that it's a bit overwhelming. It's definitely not going to be finished at my usual pace. It's much more work to undo something that's been done incorrectly than it is to just do it right in the first place.

Keep watching here for progress!


Brandy Rose said...

Its a GREAT start!

Kim said...

Isn't that the sad truth? My real house is around 100 years old and there is not a straight wall or level floor in the entire place- makes fixing anything VERY challenging :) I look forward to watching this project De- I'm glad you are fixing it up the right way :)

Kathi said...

I know this is a BIG project. Just getting a used house back to the basic bones can be a real challenge!
I have a soon to be "modern" house sitting in my living room right now. It's waiting for the heat gun, scraper, pliers and sander. Then I'm going to get out my jig saw and do some serious work!
Good luck with your house. Can't wait to see your progress! :D

Mary said...

Hi De,

I'm enjoying watching your progress. It looks like you've gotten a good start on a difficult project. I look forward to seeing more.

De said...

Thanks everyone! I appreciate your encouragement so much. :)