more close ups - Greenleaf Spring Fling 2011 Moulin Cerulean
that was a tremendous pain...

the Chantilly

After working every single day on the mill for three months to meet the deadline I got bored quickly when it was finished.

I started on the Chantilly last weekend.  It's nice to be back to my usual half scale after working on the gigantic mill.  I should probably really be finishing the Fairfield, as I'm very close to being done, but I've been working on it forever and am sick of it. 

I'm working slowly on the Chantilly, mostly to revel in not having a deadline.  Right now I'm trying to decide what to do with the attic.

Chantillyback

If built according to the instructions the house will have a small attic, too small to do anything with.  My first thought was to leave the attic floor out during the build, so that the second story ceiling goes all the way to the roof...however, the beams that hold the roof up fasten into the attic floor, so I can't do that.  I'm thinking now that I'll cut away all the parts of the floor I don't need, leaving only what is structurally necessary...with a few additional beams to make it asthetically balanced.  I mocked it up with tagboard last night, I think it will work fine.

DSCF0003


 

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Kathi

I think that a soaring ceiling on the second floor will be great! Wonderful idea!
Your mill is fantastic! So creative! Love the detail!

Susan

I'm glad you're doing something just for fun for a while - and why am I thinking "haunted house"??
Oh, because it's July and Halloween is almost here!

brae

Yes, an open ceiling will be wonderful. I hope you can figure out a way to make it work for you. :D I'm still in beach house mode, but I hate to take the villa apart yet. After all that work, I just want to look at it. Maybe I can make accessories and swap things out. Looking forward to your progress!

Melinda

I can't believe you started another project! Though maybe because I can't seem to finish anything lately. Ordered 13 yards of fabric last night...so I had better finish things up before it gets here!

Diane

Yay! I love your mill, but I'm happy to see another 1/2 scale project!

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)