Keeping with the yellow theme for Vera's cottage, I began laying out the wall design with wallpaper, trims and mat board panels that I cut using the Maker. The wallpaper is from Itsy Bitsy Mini's Oopsy Daisy design.
Though these are technically "new construction" cottages, I think I want to make them look a little lived in. So I added a bit of highlighting to the wallpaper and wood work with a shade darker yellow mixed with some glaze. It'll be an ongoing process until I find the sweet spot.
I got all of the interior window trim measured and cut, and then sanded, painted and installed. I am glad that there are only four windows and one door in each of these cottages because windows can be a lot of time robbing work!
I debated on the type of flooring to use for the cottages. I considered egg carton stone, vinyl tile, wood or a combination of all three. In the end, I went with Houseworks Southern Pine wood flooring, stained cherry, throughout. I was already having a challenging month and I didn't want to pile more stress on top of myself. I won't say too much because this is supposed to be a fun blog. I will only say that because of real life thieves, Russ and I were not receiving any income for six weeks. Hackers and identity thieves crippled Washington State's Unemployment Insurance system stealing over 650 million dollars. As a result, all payments stopped to people until their identities could be confirmed. This took training 50 National Guardsmen and six weeks in our case. Some poor families are still waiting. Thank God, though, that we qualify for unemployment. No one is spending money to build or remodel right now in such uncertain times.
I'm waiting to glue the roof and structure to the base until I think I am finished with the hard to reach aspects.
For now, Vera's cottage is on hold until I catch up on Virgil's. At least I have a direction to go in... Blue!
Although it was largely frightening, worrisome and challenging, June's story ended on a happy note. We got paid, my PC got repaired, our daughter got moved and settled in to a new place and I even got in to (finally) see the eye doctor for new glasses. All is well that ends well, and if this last few months has taught me anything, it's to be ready for anything and that this too shall pass - eventually! Let's just hope that July is much kinder and more predictable for everyone!