A busy week, lots of projects and a fabulous find at the Knox Hill Cottage.
As weather has permitted we have continued with the install of new corner boards ,but most importantly I was able to get the area where the old side porch was (last week) cleaned and primed with the tinted primer and one coat of paint, not perfect but at least the wood is protected through the winter. Ultimately this area wasn't critical as it is where the new 2 story "wing' attaches to the house that will hold the carriage house, my design studio, breakfast room and another bathroom. That work wont start until at least spring (we still have to go through permits and approvals for the addition, so it takes time). But I look forward to that phase of the project.
I 'think' the plan with this stencil will be to recreate it and use it in the stairway area as we already have wallpaper for this room and the room, doesn't have complete plaster walls anyway. I am planning on releasing this stencil as part of our Knox Hill Cottage stencil collection. and will try to see if I can get these into limited production soon as I know this design is a perfect compliment to the parlor stencil sets. I just sent off the copy write paperwork so I can likely be in production in a few weeks (if I can find the time as busy as things are right now). Price will be the same as the current parlor stencil (I think) and the proceeds go towards the restoration of the cottage. I plan on offering the original 7 inch size and an enlarged 14 inch design for a larger frieze and I will most likely sit down and design a matching medallion design so we will have a complete room set.
Overall just a busy time and I'm hoping to get the tree people out to get the trees taken out in front before cold weather sets in, IF they ever return my calls.