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This evening I cut out all the walls for the second floor (of this section of the house) and taped them into place. They are a bit wobbly, since I haven’t put any wooden studs between them yet, but they give a pretty good idea of what the rooms will look like.

Here is the view from the back of the house…there will be three tall windows on the second floor, I just haven’t decided exactly where yet…

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This is the view from the west side. The bathroom is on the left and the room on the right will be a large linen closet. (Yes, the dog somehow made it to the second floor, even if there are no stairs yet…)

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Going around to the south side, you can see the doors on the first floor that will lead to the dining room and the back stairs. While on the second floor, you can see the hallway that leads into the three rooms.

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And then from the east side, there is the nursery that will be above the kitchen.

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Tomorrow I will start cutting the studs and gluing them in. That will solve the present bending in the walls.

I also spent some time looking up old delft tile-work and using Photoshop to create patterns I can print off on my computer. In order to indulge my love of blue and white tiles, this is what I have planned for the bathroom.

Victorian Bathroom patterns

I might skip the floor pattern and make it simpler…but then, Victorians never really went for simple decorations…except in the servants’ quarters.

Good night for now.