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Lighting and Ceiling
Building the Box
Assembling Inside Walls
I placed the dining area light in the center of the room, but
you can place it wherever you like.
There is one light over the platform and one in the front room area.
In the back I have placed one light in the very corner
(left hand corner). It seems to be
This will work with a transformer or with a 9v battery hook up, if you prefer. The lights are 12v, so they will be brighter
on the transformer or direct-wired in a mini room to the 12v system. You can also use a 12v battery pack using the larger batteries but it
will be quite bulky.
first cut a base for the ceiling from a piece of poster board.
it had the proper fit, I glued some white textured paper (purchased at an
art store) to the side that will be the ceiling of the room.
the other side I marked where my lights will go and with a pin made the
with a pointed tool I enlarged the hole to where the lights can barely
slip through and tight enough to hold them where I placed them.
If you make the holes too big your lights will just fall through, so be
careful about this!!!
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The first thing you need to do
is build your basic box with directions on the Picture Trail site and on this
The second is to build your
platform. You will find the plan on the
Blueprints page and at the Picture Trail site.
Or you can send me a SASE for the printout. Those who bought kits have it in the kit. You really should be able to make one from
the pictures and dimensions on the page and on Picture Trail, though.
After that, you can
start on the interior walls. Again,
these plans were in the kit, and are currently on Picture Trail and on this web
site. E-mail Anita McNary-Haynes.
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Check your wallpaper and
be sure that the
lines are true vertically. If not, trim the bit on the edges so they
This is pre-pasted
paper so if you are using poster board cut a
piece the size of the wallpaper piece.
Dip the wallpaper in water
and hold it up a few seconds to drip off excess water and allow it to become
Then affix it to the piece
of poster board.
Note: If you are
one of the people for whom I cut the 1” pieces of poster board, do the same
thing, but …
Apply the strips of
poster board to the wallpaper.
Allow it to COMPLETELY DRY … and I do
mean COMPLETELY or it will not cut … it will tear
the paper and ruin it!!!
From here on the instructions apply to everyone…
Then measure and …
With a sharp knife and
(preferably) a cork backed metal ruler, cut into
1” strips horizontally.
Note: BE SURE you are
cutting this so your wallpaper stripes run up and down. Please, DOUBLE CHECK this BEFORE you
Next, cut out the wall patterns and …
Cut out the windows in
them. Use the paper hole
punch to cut out the rounded part of the
Cut them carefully and on the
outside of the lines.
Note: When you
trace the Palladian windows onto the back of your walls they will be a hair
smaller so you want to be sure you can have the full size for the window.
Important Note – PLEASE, READ!!!
The printed side of the pattern is the side of the wall
that you are looking at when you look in the room SO THIS SIDE MUST BE PLACED DOWN ON THE STRIPS that are
ready to be marked and cut … OR YOUR ROOMS WILL BE REVERSED!
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After you get the walls, platform and box done (I left extra length on
walls as each will measure a hair differently) you will have to fit them as I
did in the pictures. (See instructions
in the Assembling the Walls Page)
Mark where the left wall will be.
Glue in your background picture (or pictures) …
Again, I took 2 different ones … they were 8x10 … and shrunk them to
12% and it was about right.
I used one for the back and
made two of the other, placing them on the left wall. Took one, plus part of the other to cover the area.
you put in your divider wall
you should probably make the fireplace
for the back wall and hearth (see instructions in the “Adding Tree And
I fitted the carpet and placed the fireplace hearth where I wanted it
and cut out the carpet to fit the hearth.
Remember also, if you are going to mirror, or partially mirror the slanted wall to do it before installing the wall, but after fitting it.
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