On Thursday, we took a look at the bare bones of the roombox I'm working on, The Mystic Path. Today we'll take a look at some of the more decorative aspects of this project.
Once the interior walls were in place and the wooden floor installed, it was time to finish the flooring and start adding wallpaper and trim work to the store on the first level.
Now I can't say that I actually "stained" the floors. what I actually used was a very diluted acrylic paint in a nutmeg color. After a few applications of the stain (wiping off excess between coats and letting each coat dry between applications) I sealed the floors with a satin sealer. I think in total I did about three coats of the sealer, sanding between each layer.
May not be a perfect, pristine floor, but this is an older building after all and the store gets a lot of traffic in and out of it.
After the floor was completed, I painted the ceiling with a sealer coat and then two finish coats of a cream colored acrylic.
Behind the door to the left, I built a false wall at the back of the box and wallpapered and added trim work so it would appear there is a hallway beyond the door. There will either be a small table or a set of shelves out there that you can just see through the partially opened door. This picture shows a test of furniture and was taken before the trim was added.
Rather than glue the wallpaper directly to the walls, I used a thin mat board and glued the wallpaper to it. Then each wall was put into place. The bookshelves in the rear were stained and then I added a small wall sconce above each section of the shelving. The wires for those lights are run through the wall and attached to the tapewire at the back of the box.
Once I had the wiring completed for the sconces and all the wallpaper in place, I painted the crown molding and baseboard trim with acrylic paint. After the pieces had dried, each was cut to length and attached to the walls. This not only helps hide the rough edges of the walls, but also gives the room a completed look.
Here is the metaphysical shop, all ready for furniture and accessories.
And if you are wondering what the room looks like with just the lighting on and no outside lights....
Our next installment will show the wallpaper and some of the work that has been done in Madam Aspen's room upstairs.