Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Progress of the Gothic Mansion...

I have some progress pictures to show of how far I have come with the exterior and interior. Two walls are done and I am almost finished with the third wall. Waiting for the trims and papers to dry on that one, then I can work on the interior window and door wood trims on the front wall. 


Morticia would like to welcome you....The pillars are just sitting in place with the front veranda roof right now. There will be alot more on the exterior like dead trees, vines, fencing, etc. I have to take these walls down so much I don't like to drag out too many props. Today I glued the embellishments above the door and windows .

Now on to the interior...


Here you can see the unfinished wood steps and the overhang on the pillars next to the door. I will add long, sheer gauzey curtains/drapes  to those windows as well. 


Mrs. Danvers, Count Dracula's faithful housekeeper in the mansion.


The Count is making sure Mrs. Danvers, his faithful housekeeper makes sure his 'guests' will be comfortable...


The first floor is done in a rich dark red velvet raised brocade with red velvet panels. Below is black panels spray painted to show the 'stone' walls, edged with carved woodwork, stained in dark walnut. I will have portraits hanging in gold frames on these panels. The fireplace is an old damaged Bespaq one that I spray painted black, I need to customize it more for the brickwork and glowing embers I plan to have in there. 

Here you can see the 2nd floor papers and trim. The only thing missing is the actual 2nd floor and support, and stairs. I thought it should be really dark, gloomy and foreboding....

The front door has an overhang with pillars on either side and steps down into the room because the houseworks door is so short, to give the appearance of height since so many action figures and the FR Hommes are taller than this door. Only Skipper would fit through this door comfortably. When I unpin this front wall and work on the trims I will probably add long gauzey white drapes to all of the windows. 

Still lots more to do! Hope you enjoy the work so far! Happy Halloween- only 11 more days!~Lisa

9 comments:

Phyllis said...

Wow, this is really coming along! Can't wait to see it done.

Lisa Neault said...

thank you Phyllis! Still have alot more to do!

Sam said...

This looks very interesting so far! You have captured the gothic look very well.
I have to say, I love Mrs Danvers dress. It is gorgeous.

Lisa Neault said...

Hi Sam. MRS. Danvers is from the Haunted Beauty series, called Mistress of the Manor collector Barbie. She was the third in this series. there were four of them-Ghost, Vampire, Mistress of the Manor and the Zombie bride, which is still available for sale on the barbiecollector.com website.

Sam said...

Eeek! Don't tell me things like that. I might be tempted to go to that site and buy it! LOL! I have no money for any more doll stuff this year. (Must resist urge to go to Barbie website)

Lisa Neault said...

lol...Sam, I am the same way! I literally have to stop myself, I tell you. I just spent alot of money on a prop I had , had to have for this diorama. I've been wanting it forever. I am such a prop and furniture slug it's not funny. The dolls have better furniture than us humans. If my poor husband was a millionaire I would be buying dolls every day!lol....

Muff said...

Wow, this is freaking amazing!

Farrah Lily said...

Hi Lisa,
I can't believe how much you've gotten done...looks awesome so far!

Lisa Neault said...

Thank you Muff, and thank you Farrah!