The interior of the Paris upstairs apartment is done.
The first thing that was done was the Popsicle floor. Just use hot glue or regular glue. For my hot glue I use a professional hot glue gun. It heats the glue to a very high temperature making the bond incredibly strong.
Then the plaster was applied and sanded once it was dry.
Next, the wallpaper. It's applied with white glue.
The floor got painted next. And trim wasputup on the wall tops and bottoms.
The window opens in or out. It came with it's own trim.
This will be the bathroom.
Now the working mantel, and lots of aging.
I'm also making furniture for this one. I'll show you that at the very end. Next the exterior!
My next commission is a Paris style shop with an apartment above.
As always, I want to show you how basic each structure starts. It looks like it will never turn into something beautiful. And this is where lots of people want to give up. This is your ugly duckling stage. Press on. You will succeed!
At this point the building is 18 5/8" across x 21 5/8" tall x 14 3/4" deep(no porch yet). The downstairs is 14 3/8" deep x 11 1/8" tall x 18 3/8" across. The upstairs is 8 7/8" tall.
The first detail that goes into all my houses is the wood floor. These are Popsicle sticks with the round ends cut off with the EasyCutterUltimate.
The bay windows are handmade.
The downstairs gets plaster and wallpaper in that order. Trims are made from Popsicle sticks. Some cut lengthwise.
The pink paper is toile and stripes.
The stripes go onto the front wall. And eventually wrapped around to the last wall(not yet done in the picture above).
More trim added.
For the ceiling I made my "tin" (hot glue) tiles. They are painted white and aged with a brown ink pad.
Next, the upstairs. I will start with the floor there too.