Category: "Watson Mill"

Watson Mill - electrical plan

by brae  

Before I could apply the wallpaper, I had to figure out my wiring plan.  I'll need two lines -- one AC and one DC -- since the windshaft motor and dollhouse lighting differ.  Ceiling light channels are simple enough, but I needed to know which direction… more »

Bargello seat covers - new colors

by brae  

Here is one of the benches with the other items selected for the main floor of the mill. The stain, the settee and the foxes all have yellow/red tones, and the blue cast in the bargello was killing it all.  I chose new colors in a grey/brown… more »

Watson Mill - main room furnishings, part 5

by brae  

Continuing work on the main room furnishings.  I previously built the two Chippendale Benches by The House of Miniatures, one of which will sit by the library and one will serve as the work bench. I wanted a stain that would complement the vivid… more »

Bargello - 3.5 hours, Gazelle rug - 12.75 hours

by brae  

It's time for the monthly needlework update.  This is 3.5 hours of stitching time on the bargello (40 count, two strands DMC floss).  Not too much more for one complete bench cover.  I could in theory remove the stitching to make sure it works before… more »

Watson Mill - circle library, part 6

by brae  

Continuing work on the circle library.  As a recap, here is where the circle library was last time: finished but bare wood. I've stained the pieces and reassembled in dry fit.  The dumbwaiter and its cabinet have a first coat of stain but aren't… more »

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