I haven't updated in a while and that's because I've been in the midst of wood shavings, paint and superglue for the past two weeks. I've been sawing and cutting and measuring- all in the aid of getting on further with my castle. This year WILL be the year I finish it! I never put myself down as a 'woodwork' kind of person before but I've actually been enjoying myself quite a lot!
To you it may not look too much different than before but this is now the current state of my castle:
I have wallpapered all of the outsides with stone patterned paper and painted the edges and tops grey (it took me three coats of grey paint to find the perfect shade!). I have ALSO- and this is the part I am most proud of- made a flight of twisty stairs for it! (I don't like dollhouses without stairs.)
To make the stairs I bought a length of wood doweling and chopped it up into three inch pieces. Then I stuck them all together with superglue and voila!
Then came the hard part- how to cut a hole in the floor. I watched a you tube video and realised it was possible to do with a craft knife. When I say possible I mean possible if you're happy to sit there for three hours doing it.... Still it was worth it and created quite a neat, precise effect.
I am so proud of myself for doing it! Since then I have also cut another hole in the floor above (to the top/attic room) and made a little ladder to go up to it.
I am now very almost (apart from a last coat of ceiling paint) ready to start putting in the carpets and wallpaper and lighting. I can't wait!