Well I was finally able to get started on Poe today. Last night I spent re-gluing the walls in place. I had tried using a new glue that didn't work well for structural stability. FH was kind enough to run out and purchase a new bottle of wood glue for me, as I couldn't find the one I knew I had somewhere. Here is the room, sans front cover. I thought having the front cover in place would just be too fiddly to work around for the interior work.
I mentioned before that I found the wallpaper via Jennifer's Printables. She has a wonderful selection of papers that are organized by year used. It's very handy.
Here is a closer view of the paper's pattern. The picture isn't the greatest. The batteries in the camera are starting to fade. I actually ended up gluing the paper in upside down. There was an issue with trying to get the motifs lined up correctly and the only way it would work in the dry-fittings was for me to flip it. I think it still looks alright, but it was kind of irritating.
I made the floor by gluing thin strip wood to some card and staining it dark walnut. I wanted to create a floor that did not look pristine. So I smeared some glue on the wood in a few places before the stain went on. I'm quite happy with the result.
If you recall I mentioned that I wanted a carpet in this room to begin with. My goal is to make that happen in the near future. But I really do like the floor like this. I've pictured a man who is so depressed at loosing his love that he does not keep his rooms in good repair.
I haven't varnished this floor yet. I will probably start that tonight.Next up is the ceiling.