I settled on the layout and elements for the bathroom. One of them was the built in unit with a faux cabinet door and two open basket shelves. Another was that the clawfoot tub would be surrounded with beadboard. The last was that I'd add legs to the front of the sink.
I made the built in unit in the same way as the other elements so far - a combination of Cricut designed and cut chipboard front and wood construction on the rest.
Once I had the bathroom figured out, I realized that none of it could be installed until soooo much else was finished. So, I had to rethink what the next, most ideal order of operations would be. I realized that it is just about time to begin permanent wall assembly. Almost... First, though, I needed to finish all the interior window frames on the walls.
This is where the Cricut saved the day again. Remember how I'd added new arched window openings to the new stairwell wall that I added? And remember how I changed the kit windows from their original triangular top shapes to arched, as well? I needed to make the frames for all of them.
Thank goodness for the Cricut, because if I had to cut all these frames myself, interior and exterior, let's just say they wouldn't be as neat!
So, along with the kit's actual wood frames, I sanded, filled, sanded...
Then painted and painted... And here is where I got.
My next steps will be to get the frames installed onto the walls, and then glue the three main walls and stairwell section to the first floor. But that, my friends, will have to be delayed until next week's mini time. This Memorial Day weekend is designated for family camping, where minis aren't allowed. I'll miss them, but will have this view to console me: