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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Progress and building inspection

It seems I am getting stuck into it again.  I just needed a bit of help to get on the way, I think.  Hubby helped me further with the spiral stairs.  He seems to know what he's doing.  I still lack that kind of insight. :-)

Anyway, while he was working on the stairs I went to look for something that I could use for the banisters.  I didn't have any spindles, but I remembered I had disgarded the stairs of my Del Prado house.  I went in search and yes, there they were, in a box full of junk.  The parts that is.  I decided that I could use the parts for the spiral stairs. So I set out to cut the parts that would replace the spindles (see picture).

Hubby routered the slots for them to be glued in and I finished it off:

I found a length of electric wire which will do for the top of the banisters, so when the glue is dry tomorrow I will try and finish the stairs properly.  They can be set into place, because the preparations have been done:

Slot in the floor

Receiving hole in the ground floor
As you can see, I have already started on the floor boards.  It's going to be a fairly old building, so a timber floor will do.  So much nicer.  I love wood.  A tiled floor would be rather 'cold' in a flower shop I reckon.

Just as well I was concentrating on doing a good job, because the building inspector arrived unexpectedly:

So far the work has been approved. She's cute, isn't she, this building inspector?  I wish they were all like that. :-)

I haven't planned far ahead, but I have this vague idea of an old building, so I might try and work with paperclay, inside and out.  Therefore I have started painting the door and windows, although I haven't decided on the colour yet.  I will probably look into that tomorrow.  So, this is what I have done so far:

The door already has glass in it, so I am painstakingly painting around the edges. I have a fairly steady hand, so hopefully I can pull that off.  With the door and window frames I haven't been so careful, since the areas around them are going to be covered anyway.

Well, that's all for today.  See you tomorrow for another episode....


  1. Hallo Marion,
    Ich bin schon so gespannt wie es in deinem flowershop weitergeht. Dein Haus ist ja sooo schön. Ich arbeite ja auch gerade an meinem Blumenladen und es macht mir wirklich Spass, meine erste Innendekoration ist fertig. Ich habe noch wenig Erfahrung mit der Herstellung von Blumen und Pflanzen, ich habe auch einige Kits bei Ria von vaariatjes bestellt, aber ich warte schon so lange auf die Post.
    Ich kann es gar nicht abwarten deine Fortschritte zu sehen. Auf jeden Fall wünsche ich dir eine glückliche Hand.
    Schöne Grüsse, Nina

  2. Me encanta como va tu floristeria, estais haciendo un trabajo magnifico.
    Estoy deseando ver los avances.
    besitos ascension

  3. Cielo sabe lo que está haciendo. La escalera está muy avanzada. La idea de utilizar la arcilla de papel parece perfecto.
    Voy a ver el progreso como el inspector de construcciones:)
    Clara besos

  4. I came across your website while browsing the internet for Building Inspectors Adelaide websites. Anyway, allow me to drop a few lines about building inspection. When it comes to the safety of the homeowner and its family, getting a fake building inspector will somehow lead to a false building inspection results thereby, misleading the client and exposing them to great danger due to unseen building faults.

  5. Stacey did you leave your sense of humour at home?


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