This is the landing area, which will have a chair, or sofa, plus table, lamp and bookcase. I toyed with going for a tiled look, but chose to use the cream carpet. I first made a template out of card, as there is a hole for the stairs! Then I put the template onto the back of the carpet tile, drew round it with a white pencil, and cut it out. I'm used to cutting carpet tile as I have them in my bedroom. The trick is to use a fresh blade in the stanley knife, and have a metal rule to use as a guide and take it slowly.
The upstairs is now pretty much done, the window frames need to be added in the bathroom and bedroom, plus a little trimming. Then it will be on to the downstairs. I've already figured out the layout, and chosen some papers. Then will come the furniture and of course the lighting. I'll need to put a baton across the upstairs roof area. Still toying with skirting boards, because the front windoes are so low the wide skirting board looks a bit silly. Yet a skirting board would finish it off nicely. Oh yes, the curtains! I am allergic to sewing, so may have to go down the ready made route! With it now being partially decorated the house is looking so much better, there is still a lot to do to the outside, plus the roof, verandah... Doing this has boosted my confidence, I think by the end I'll be eager to tackle a much longer dolls house project. I am glad that I got this house, it has been very manageable for a beginner. I wish the first owner hadn't stuck on the exterior window frames, they really made a hash of things, some aren't straight, and all needed a damn good sanding. But nothing I can do about that, just focus on what I can do, and what I can alter.
No idea where summer has gone, the forecast today said we'd have sunshine... so we got rain! Can we hope for an Indian Summer?