Attic, Tower Room, Roof, Portico
Next up – 3rd floor (attic)
I’m wallpapering as I go and this tiny room in the tower is critical it be done as once the roof goes on, it will be very difficult to get in here. So this room needs it all, wallpaper, trim, flooring and the window. I even considered furnishing it. But I don’t know for sure what goes in it yet.
This pic below just shows one of my clamping methods: exacto clamps. These are fine until I needed something wider than the larger ones go. Then I resorted to things like books, rubber bands and sand bags. All of which work for certain times but not always are best.
This pic shows my second method for clamping – clothespins. These are some plastic ones I got at my local Dollar Tree. They have a soft rubber like tip. But I use a protector to avoid marking the ceiling. In this case, I am using a piece of an old credit card. If a clamp is really strong, it is very important to have something in between the clamp and the clamped items.
Here can see the wires coming out from the top floor ceiling (attic) and rather than go in the corner, I left them somewhat loose to go under the curved roofing yet to be added against those curved supports.
The bay front for the first floor has the lower portico. It will be open windows and this portion needed the stucco (wood filler). But I wanted to be sure it was flush, so I was very careful with adding it. I applied blue tape to the area I didn’t want it to go. Still I had to do some sanding.
The upper portico is wallpapered inside and stuccoed outside. Keeping the stucco off the flooring and roofs was a real challenge. I used blue tape, but had to do some sanding and repainting anyway. I also found the extra pallet knives I purchased per the supply list helpful.
I have started on the basement. The lights had been just taped in place. I am really glad I didn’t try to start here and figure out the lights. Having the drop ceiling method already in, plus tested and working well, made it a breeze to do this one. The biggest issue was the light placement. It was important to have the layout of the rooms in mind for the bracing in the drop ceiling as well.
The project was on hold until I had a cover.
Next up – a cover and basement
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