Friday, February 5, 2016
I think the only "big" things left to do are the roof and chimney. Then I can finish up the details. This house will be going to the library next summer for a couple of months. This isn't the only one - they called and asked for a fairly large display. I'm glad it's during the summer. That will give me time to clean and organize before I haul them to town. :-)
Thursday, February 4, 2016
After all of that work is finished I will have to make a decision about the attic. Will it be all attic, will it have a sewing room? I don't know yet.
Now that most of the brick is on, I have to say that I would do it again with the same product. It cuts easily, sticks well with contact cement, and looks good, too. Plus it makes this house look completely different from any other one I've done. It only took a bit more than one roll to do this house. I am amazed at how different the house looks now from how it started - and it isn't even finished yet.This is a fun project!
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
I'll be back tomorrow with another update - same Bat channel, same Bat time! LOL
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
I'm using contact adhesive to put the brick on. It's working really well. I will be glad to be done with the smell though. At this rate that should be soon!
Monday, February 1, 2016
Well, not really since I am using brick sheets sold for Christmas villages, LOL. I've got a good start and I've done the hardest bit, I think. I will add other colors to the brick and I'll be adding trim around the bay window but I think I like the overall look.
Once all the brick is on I will add paint to give the bricks some variation. The paint will also cut some of the shine, although it doesn't look as shiny in real light as it does in the photos. I really like the fishscale peak shingles.They came with the house my friend Susan found at the thrift store. That one became the French Country house. This house was a gift from another friend, Norene. I am truly blessed to have non mini friends who understand my passion. :-)
|Just getting started - and why did I not think to paint the underside of the roof before I started the brick work?|
|It's moving along fairly quickly. I'm learning as I go. Perhaps I should have started with a side first...|
|I still have the area over the porch to do.|
Sunday, January 31, 2016
The door and shutters may become solid blue but I want to see how they look against the brick first. Some of the shutters didn't survive the original demolition so neither of the bays will have them.