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The bookcase is now gone, a wall stands in its place.  I pulled the shelves out of the bookcase, glued in two pieces of foamcore board to almost fill the hole, then spackled over the top.  Spackle, sand, spackle, sand, spackle, sand, seal, sand, paint, sand, paint, sand, sand, sand, paint, sand again.  All the sanding was a pain, but it was needed, and the results of my careful work show.  There are a couple of spots on the corners where I purposefully left the plasterwork imperfect, because that's more realistic in an old house.

The only part that bothered me when I was done was the bottom right hand side, it dips in a bit...it was very tedious to work on the corner where it meets the dining room without ruining the wallpaper. Rather than try to build up the dip I built a hall table to the same height as the top of the dip then made a potted fern, whose fronds are draped just so, to disguise it.  I made the tabletop the shape of half of an octagon, to continue that theme, which I've used in the tower windows and in the  walls and parquet floor in the foyer.

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I wanted the  hall table to have four slender legs, but when all I could find were these two fat ones, left over from building the kitchen sink, I figured they'd do.  Once I was done I stumbled across skinnier legs while looking for something else.  Since the back of the table is attached to the wall and the feet aren't glued to the floor I may try to swap the legs, if the skinnier ones are tall enough.

I need to make pictures to hang on the wall above the table...I'm saving that for later, I plan to do the artwork for the whole house at the same time, since I want to put clear resin over the pictures.

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ascension

Me encanta como te esta quedando se ve tan real.
Las alfombras quedan genial, la lampara es preciosa.
El fondo con l
Las patas de la mesa, quizas tendrias que probar con las mas delgadas, el fuego de la chimenea muy conseguido, un trabajo fantastico.
besitos ascension

Melinda

I had a little half moon table like that before...it had three legs. I'm not sure if that would work for yours, but it might be an option.

Anna

A three legged table - I hadn't thought of that.

Susan

I very very much love the wall like that!
Nothing wrong with the bookcase, but omg, the wall looks really good!

Keli

Thanks!

amy

I LOVE LOVE LOOOVE your fairfield! You have inspired me!! Where did you get your kitchen??

Keli

Amy,

Thanks!

The refrigerator and stove are magnets...the bottom cupboards are from a lot of vintage unfinished wood pieces I got off ebay, though I added the butcher block tops I made from square toothpicks...I made the sink and the upper cabinets.

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