Ceilings were papered and painted white. And I picked this medallion (#887) by Lawbre...
But white medallion against white ceiling paper doesn't excite me much. I do love the design on the medallion and it's not really noticeable. And given that the Victorian ladies entertain their friends in their sitting rooms, I knew they would have thrown gold up there to attract some attention (i.e. show off to their friends). So on went the first two layers of gold....
|Two coats of gold are painted on to various detail parts.|
|Added some very pale sage green around the gold bits.|
|Just needs a few touches of pink now|
I needed a pale, pale, almost missed it, pink color. But I didn't have any. So I made some by mixing a darker pink with white and a touch of gold.
|Making my pink|
|Just slight touches of pink...|
Now the bedroom medallion (as I get to that room next) will not have as much gold or color. The bedroom is a private space. Only the lady, lady's maid, and husband go into the Lady's bedroom. No need to impress anyone.
Here is a video of this side of the mansion so far:
I love my remote control by Creative Reproductions 2 Scale! (You couldn't tell that, huh?) My biggest excitement about turning on the lights and video taping it was that THE LIGHTS ALL STILL WORK!!! I haven't tested them in months (when did I finish the library?) and I have been moving the house around, cutting into the window openings to get windows to fit, and hammering on the house ever since (the top piece was attached by hammering nails into it; some electrical work involved hammering to insert some eyelets and ceiling canopies): all of which cause vibrations which could have undone my previous wiring efforts! But it all works still! No electrical issues so far!
My past mansion ceilings were fun, but labor intensive (Upper Library Ceiling Blog Post and Lower Library Ceiling Blog Post). However, like this Sitting Room ceiling and the future Bedroom ceiling, I'm hoping to keep the rest of the mansion's ceilings a little bit easier to tackle. Well, except the ballroom, dining room, and Gentleman's Game/Smoking room --- I have plans for those ceilings!. Given how much time I spend thinking about my dollhouse mansion's ceilings, I really hope my dollhouse people look up!