Sunday, April 29, 2012

Progress and the hatred of baseboards!

 So I pulled my Addams Family mansion out of the depths of my office last week and told myself I WILL DO SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE THIS WEEK!!  And I have!  I have done a few of the projects I have been avoiding because I knew they would be tedious and time consuming. 

First of all I finally put the columns in on the second floor.  Here you can see the before and after.  As you can see I was able to leave the dust relatively undisturbed lol.

 Here is the same room aged and with the furniture put back in (Gomez's office).

 I also worked on the office ceiling which took a while as well.  I used a punch, a grid, paint and old business cards to create the look of an old tin ceiling. (The house is upside down in case you were confused at the pictures below!)

 On the other side of the weapons wall in Gomez's office I have made a library nook.  I added this extra book case built-in and I think it makes it very cozy! 

I also worked on the bottom floor trying to age it a little more.  Here is a fun pic of the stairs.  Luckily for me, the more dust this project gathers, the more authentic it looks lol!

Anyway, as the title of this post suggests, I am now completely sick of putting in base boards.  There will be several more fun projects in between now and the baseboards on the 3rd floor! 


  1. Well done's looking very authentic...hopefully my swap will work in there somewhere lol!

  2. It looks brilliant Ara, its nice to see you back at it.


    Debie xxxx

  3. Love the ceiling and the nook! I look forward to seeing more of the Mansion :)


  4. You have been busy! I love, love the ceiling. Also love the previous post with your darling destructive daughter.

  5. Thank you all! Working any moment that I have available.... which is few and far between lol. Jazzi, Can't wait to see your swap! -ara

  6. Me encanta ver de nuevo tus trabajos, la chimenea y el techo me encanta como te han quedado.
    besitos ascension

  7. Hello, you complete each step that is perfect! Congratulations on the beautiful and fantastic work that you have done! Kisses in your heart