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|
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....