First things first, thank you for all your wonderful comments and support - I logged on yesterday to the lovely surprise that I have 'broken' the 100 followers mark! Thanks so much! It's hard to believe sometimes...
Daviot House has finally arrived, and I have been throwing every spare minute I have at it, though I don't get so many of those, so progress is a little slow. I have constructed the house, except the front, as I want to take that off to decorate more easily.
The MDF was fairly easy to put together, though it tends to swell quite a bit when wet/glued/plastered/painted, which is the reason I had to put ot together before painting. But otherwise I was pretty pleased with it - just made well enough to last, but basic enough to make my own. Thanks Ted!
I have been a little too hasty with the hall floor - I will have to do it again, but it gives me a good 'visual' as to the space and the effect I want. The parlour fireplace now has a new home, though I will probably add a few more embellishments.
The door on the left will lead to a stair turret (eventually!), the back door will lead to the kitchen behind the house. So, for the moment, we are lacking stairs and a kitchen.
This is the bedroom - as you can see, I have plumped for the alcove bed - it was just too quirky to resist. But also, I chose it for two reasons: one, the house is not a grand one, and would not have had the budget for a large fourposter. Second, this room is on the small side, so an alcove bed makes for the best use of space. I have to admit, it is slightly narrow, but that won't be too noticable.
The study is on the ground floor, under the bedroom, and has the same proportions, but I had some spare flooring I put in to get a sense of the room. I have been planning this house for so long in ly head that it is nice to actually have something physical to play around with. The room does look a mess at the moment, but it will clean up nicely!
I have so, so much to do, but that is half of the pleasure of this hobby, isn't it? I'll post as soon as I have something worthwhile to look at, for now it is just raw walls and doors!