I've never liked the bookcase on the first story of the house, between the living and dining rooms. Not only does the side of a fireplace seem an awkward place to put a bookcase, I think it becomes the focal point of that floor, instead of letting the rooms take center stage. I think I'm going to wall it off. I'll hang a long, narrow, subdued picture on the wall, instead of filling shelves.
Neither the roll-top desk or the dresser please me. They are painted die cast metal, instead of wood, and I'm wondering if I shouldn't have painted them something other than brown. Actually, the color of the desk is okay, maybe a coat of semi-gloss sealer to tone down the shininess is all it needs. I might have to paint the dresser a non-wood tone color though. What really bothers me is the amount of space between the dresser top and the bottom of the mirror, it doesn't seem right to me. I've always thought it a bit odd, and planned to put enough tall things on top of the dresser to disguise the flaw...now I'm not sure.
I'm planning to build a tall chest of drawers to fit in the nook between the fireplace and rear wall of the bedroom...now I'm wondering if I shouldn't make one for both sides of the fireplace. I'm also contemplating building bookcases to fit on either side of the fireplace in the study, and relocating the revolving end table to the living room. I need to build a desk chair as well, since the kneehole in the desk is narrower than any of my chairs.
I was imagining a dark, shadowy, dusty attic. I don't like the color of the white dresser, the round table, or the wicker chairs that are there. I suppose I should paint all but the white one I made the cushion for...what color though? I should probably age the legs of the light blue table a bit more as well, so they aren't so bright.
During the build I was planning to put wood strips up the sides of the attic walls to simulate rafters, with some cross beams to hang some old bird cages from. I got so sick of building and so anxious to be done that I never installed them. Now I regret it. I'm not sure, with the finish on the wall, if I can put them in now. I can always save the birdhouses for the attic of the next house, I suppose.
Speaking of the finish on the attic walls, the crackle medium made it shinier than the rest of the walls, when the attic is supposed to be old and dusty...I figured by the time I loaded the attic with stuff that it wouldn't be noticeable, but I really should put a coat of matte sealer on to fix it.
Feel free to chime in with your opinions...I like the feedback, it helps me think.