Miniature-in-the-mail days are always exciting days! Today, all this was waiting on the front porch when I went out this morning.
First, a tiny hydrangea bush for the sitting room table.
Then a tiny basket that is much more in proportion to the rocking chair. It will contain some balls of yarn, when I find small enough yarn.
Then a fabulous grand piano, which I got at a crazy low price because the feet and the pedal board had been broken before.
I glued everything back together carefully.
The music holder lifts up, and the piano even has tiny strings inside!!!
I fixed the stick for the lid and propped it open.
Then I placed it on top of the sitting room, where the music room will be.
It’ll fit perfectly into the room. Can’t wait to get to there when I’m done with this part of the first floor.
I also received a couple doors, which I was hoping to turn into the sliding doors between the drawing room and the living room.
Popped the door out of the frame.
Placed it in the doorway…the doors are too short, but they should work fine.
(My son decided Anna needed ot rest on the sofa in the drawing room….she fits pretty well, actually!)
Still needed to add a threshhold for the doors to slide on.
Stained that and rounded the edges, so no one would trip on it.
Then I added wood to the top of each door.
Sanded them together, and then stained them, a different stain on each side.
And inserted them between the walls. (The following photo is taken through the drawing room window, since the angle is better.)
I still need to add handles, but for now you can already pull them shut and push them open easily.
(I just noticed in the photo that I need to fix the stain around the crack at the top of the door on this side….I’ll do that later.)
I also received the door trim I was waiting for, so I started in on the rest of the trim in the drawing room.
Finished the trim around the window.
And that will do for tonight.
What a fun haul! I love those pocket doors! ❤
I’m rather proud of the doors…they worked more easily that I thought they would.