|Wallpaper at the back|
I decided that since the walls are so rough, I would wallpaper them. It took almost all afternoon to make a template for the wallpaper. I first used the outside of the building and then when I put it inside for specific modifications, I had to cut around the pieces of boards sticking out under that shelf. It took me about 2 hours to completely finish the wallpaper. But I know it will be worth it.
One of my followers gave me a suggestion for the fireman's pole -- the innards of a ballpoint pen. I have some. Hubby has some. They were all white. So, no pen will be safe now. I am in search of one that is goldish. I know I can paint it and probably will. But the fun is taking people's pens apart. LOL
Because I am antsy in having something take so long, I am going to turn my sights on another of the buildings and begin the flooring. Since I cut everything by hand, it takes a little longer. Although I might be able to cover it with a wallpaper and then put a poly spray coat on it. I usually try it on a spare piece before I actually do it.
I will be painting the firehouse ceiling. I think maybe a white or light cream. I am going to get those battery lights for it (have them in my dollhouse and they are amazingly fabulous!). The bright ceiling will help the light glow better.
I couldn't help myself, though. I printed some quarter-scale plans of beds. The firemen need something to sleep on. I want to cut them out tomorrow, too. I think I'll make them out of mat board. It's sturdy and I want sturdy beds.
Hubby found me a fire call box from one of his tie tacks. Cute. I'll take a picture of it tomorrow.
See you then.