I decided that gold was not the correct color for any cracks between the crown molding and the ceiling, so I repainted them all in a color resembling the crown molding.
Then, after gluing on the rest of the ceiling paper and trim, I drilled a hole through the ceiling rosette, glued in the rosette and the chandelier, and painted the chandelier with brass-colored paint. (This keeps the light fixture from looking too shiny and fake.)
Then I placed the ceiling back on.
Next, I painted around the top of the wallpaper trim the same color, in case of cracks.
Cut, stained and glued in half the crown molding…
…and then the other half. I also glued in the mantle piece. And emptied out the room in order to brush out any leftover construction dust.
Glued the ceiling onto the room, and weighted it down with whatever I had at hand.
That will dry thoroughly overnight. But for now, here is the drawing room.
The light in the fireplace is hanging too high up because the wires are too short, so I will need to rewire those. There will soon be a fern on the plant stand. Plus, that cabinet will need to be filled with plenty more knickknacks…
..as well as some stuff on the tables. And perhaps a shawl draped over a chair… And I still need to make a curtain for the window.
But for now, goodnight.
It’s looking incredible, ready to move in! I love seeing your process unfold.