This is the last room to be dealt with in Hambleton Hall and it's taken me since 2005 to get here!
I've decided to call my servant Janey and she's a Parlour Maid. Although I don't put figures in my properties I still like to have some idea of who they are and what they would be like as it helps me with decorating and furnishing a room.
Her room is situated in the attic, top right and is a decent sized space. The wallpaper was purchased online and when put in place, it looked far too white and bright for a room that was probably decorated years ago and then ignored so I set about it with a used tea bag and that dulled it down a bit. It did feel odd however, attacking such lovely fresh looking paper!
In order to give the room a bit more perspective, a cupboard was added at the back and I can imagine that this would lead to additional attic space.
A hole was pre-drilled to accommodate a wall light and a channel created for the candle light still to be purchased.
I was all set to fix in the cornice today but realised I couldn't until the candle light has been wired into place so that little job is on hold for the moment, as is the placing of the skirtings.
It was too tempting not to have a little play!
I'm now working on bits and pieces to put in the drawers and in her box, which will make a useful bedside surface.