It's been a few days since I posted anything. I hope that you are all well. I have been busy like usual. Matthias and Raquel seem to be settled down at school and Leah is demanding like any other baby but I mustn't complain as on the whole she is a good baby. I have realized that it is not easy keeping up with my miniatures while being a full time mummy of three, but I try hard to squeeze in a little time for myself.
I also wanted to welcome three new followers; my dear friend Sally, New Dawn Creations and Joseph. WELCOME! It is very encouraging when you realize that it has been a year since I started this blog and I have 43 followers. I want to thank you all and I really appreciate it.
Today I am going to share with you some more progress on Santa's Work Shop. As you can see I have built the structure and gave the walls an undercoat. Then I started the flooring. I used lolly pop sticks for the floor to make it look like parquet. After paneling the floor I smudged some Christmas green paint on the floor and then I varnished it with walnut stain. The effect really came out nice.
|Paneling the floor with lolly pop sticks|
|Smudging Green paint and after varnishing with walnut stain|
After finishing the flooring I started wallpapering the walls and I also did some wood paneling around. I have also used the same effect on the wall wood paneling as the floor. Then I started the work on the stair case. The stair case was a headache. The original staircase wasted most of the area of the room and also ate too much ceiling which is the flooring of the upper floor. So I completely changed it. I have also extending the ceiling and by that I closed most of the huge staircase opening which was not needed.
Underneath the stair case there is a small kennel which will be occupied by a fluffy friend and the larger opening will be have shelves filled with toys. I still have to add the shelves and the handrail. But I am really happy with the results.
I hope you like what I have done so far. I have started working on the upper floor. So please keep tuned for more.
Wishing you all a very happy weekend.