Monday, March 11, 2013

Update: The Newport Hallway

Wow!  It has been a while since I last posted anything regarding the Newport!  I don't have nearly enough time to work on it as I would like.  There is always just so much going on around here.  I am posting some photos today of my progress on the second floor hallway.  I am not completely finished, I still have trim and other little things to do.
I decided to add a landing to the stairs, but since they have to face the opposite direction it is hard to see from the back opening.  There was a lot of measuring and a little bit of cursing involved, but I am very happy with the way it turned out.  Right now they are still removable, as is everything else.  I won't glue anything down until I am ready to attach the third floor.

I'm not sure if I want to keep the railing as is or if I want to add something less bulky.  It seems too big since I added the table on the right.  I have some other posts that I want to try and I will update you when I decide. :o) 

I loved the mirror that Brae originally made when she started the Newport and luckily I just happened to have this kit.  I did my best to re-create what she had done, although my paint colors were just slightly different.  (It is hard to tell in the photo.)
I made the hall table by adding a bottom shelf to a house of miniatures kit.  I painted it black and stained the top.  (I see that the books fell over in the second photo...oops)
I still need to add some trim there behind the stairs.

I am totally in love with this light!  It was a special treat that I bought for myself.  ;o)  It is beautifully made by Ray Storey.  I am hoping to see him at the upcoming Chicago International show.  I would love to get a couple more lights from him to use in other rooms.

Here is a view from the back.  You can see the guest room on the left and the bathroom to the right.  I took the stair railing out for this shot.


This view is looking down the stairs from the third floor.  That window looks to the front of the house.  I am thinking of adding a very small plant stand to the corner of the landing.  I have another House of Miniatures kit that I think will fit perfectly.
I am starting on the bathroom now.  I will try not to take so long before I post the next update! 
Have a great day!