Before you all think I have gone a bit psycho, don't worry, I don't
hate my dolls house. I still like it but I made a little teensy tiny
mistake while building the shell of this room. I copied the location of
the windows from the yellow reception room which is in the middle of the
Inside the blue room the location of the windows is fine, but as this
room is at the front of the building, the windows have to be in an exact
position to ensure symmetry on the front gable. One of the windows was a
centimeter too far to the middle and so I had to take out the window.
Looks pretty don't you think? Alas, everything had to come off. As I
didn't have any of the painted wallpaper left (it is wallpaper by Susan
Bembridge which I painted darker with a colour I mixed myself), I had
to rescue the paper which was on the walls.
I tried several methods to get the wallpaper panels off the wall, but I
had been very thorough when sticking it on and I couldn't get it off.
That's when I thought of my carving knife. Wonderfully sharp, it worked
I then used my fretsaw to cut the window loose from the wall. Nothing
too difficult, just a matter of cutting straight around the window.
Oh no, what have I done?! It looks awful, but it had to be done.
After cutting another strip out of the wall, I could put the window
back in, in the right position this time. I must have checked the
drawings and measured it ten times to be sure I was correct this time. I
certainly don't want to be having to change all of the windows again in
a few years time when I am ready to finish the outside of the gable!
I filled in the gap on one side with what I cut off on the other. A perfect fit, thankfully. But what a mess! The strips of wallpaper I removed are not wide enough to cover the new
space between the windows. I'll have to come up with a solution for
I also removed the center part of the panelling and made an insert for
that but I'm not sure I like it. I will probably end up making a new
bit of panelling.
Oh dear, how will it end? I am sorry to leave you in such suspense ;-)