Saturday, January 30, 2010

Lots of progress

Walls and floor glued together.
Now the inside walls have been dirtied up a bit. I made the fireplace from scraps of styrofoam. I made the basic shape and then covered the whole thing with a mix of spackle, glue and paint. I scribed the stones in with a pointed tool. After it was partially dry I added the different colors of paint to resemble field stone. The finished fireplace was sealed with Mod Podge. The mantel is made from two of the extra logs. The logs for the fire were carved from balsa wood and I used fine red glitter to make burning embers. The black spot you see on the inside left near the top is a hook to hang a cooking pot. The cabin is so small that it won't have a cook stove, just the fireplace like most pioneers would have had in their first cabins.
This is the outside, stained to look like tree bark.
There is still a lot of work to do but I was able to get a lot finished today. My kids had friends over and I got to mini. The sun was even shining. Today was a good day.


A. Wright said...

Wow you are really moving on this! It's looking great and I'm happy to hear you had a good day. Much deserved!

beyondbaffled said...

Your fireplace is beautiful!

Anonymous said...'ve accomplished a lot today :)

PAKY said...

Great work!

The Carolina Quilter said...

Hi, DE! Why I haven't discovered your blog before now, I don't know. Of course, life often intervenes and I don't get to update mine or check in on anyone so that's probably how I've missed it. I'm now following you and love what you did on the cabin. DH is building me my dream log cabin but didn't get anything done yesterday during the snow storm. Hope you are well!

Peach Blossom Hill

dale said...

De, it looks wonderful!

Now, I want one! LOL!


De said...

Thank you all!

Kim said...

Wow- it is looking so great- I really love the outside! The fireplace is wonderful- I am so glad you had a chance to mini :)

De said...

Thanks Kim!

Mod Podge Amy said...

Mod Podge and minis is a great combination!