Monday, 10 November 2014

The Housekeeper and THE END.

The Housekeeper's Room is the last room on our tour.


When time permits, the Housekeeper can toast crumpets on the open fire.

Although there are no "people" in the house, I felt it necessary to have a vague thread of a story in my head which helped with the detail so to that end the trunk that sits on top of her wardrobe is full of what I consider to be the Housekeeper's memories - items which belonged to her husband.

The "tools of her trade" are displayed on the table - her keys and the Accounts book.

Some bedtime reading (when she has the time) stands on the bedside cabinet and her slippers are tucked away neatly below.

I started this project from the bottom up and I think it's pretty evident how much more aware of detail I became as I moved up and learnt more.

I was unsure for a while as to how the inside of the roof should be completed and I did, at one point, consider decorating it to match up with each attic room but by the time I got to that point I just decided to paint it but to give each window a treatment that matched the room it belonged to so the store room and Janey's room were given blinds - plain and serviceable - and the Upper Hall window was given a decorative finish to match in with the windows in the halls on the lower levels.

I knew from the start of this project that I would be decorating the inside of the doors or the "fourth wall".   It was something I just couldn't not do.

That completes the tour and the Hambleton Hall build.

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