Thursday, February 4, 2010

The exterior is finished

I love how it turned out with the chinking between the logs. I used matte finish fabric paint. The squeeze bottle made it really easy to apply and control. The door was a real pain and I'm still not entirely happy with it but it's finally in. I "aged" the window glass with Gallery Glass paint. There's no way a pioneer family would be able to afford a piece of glass that large. I may divide the window into panes.
James and Rebekah will live here with their infant. The quilt on their bed was a wedding gift. The pie board was made by my friend, Brenda. I need to fill the cupboard and make a pot of stew to hang over the fire. I also want to make some things to hang from the pegs by the door. I want a Bible to place on the mantel and an oil lamp for the table. I think I want a trunk to put under the window (they would have had one for their travels) and I want a cradle for the baby. I'm hoping to put the cabin on a larger board and landscape it. It will have an outhouse, a tree stump for chopping wood and maybe a vegetable garden.

PS I just fixed the curtains. They are level and centered now. Don't know why I didn't see it before. ;-)


dale said...

De, it looks wonderful! Great job!

Now, I can't wait to see the interior all finished. :)

Anonymous said...

It looks wonderful :)

De said...

Thank you!

Peach Blossom Hill said...

Love the chinking. I hadn't thought of the fabric paint. I was thinking of using texture medium with titanium white paint in a squeeze syringe or DH recommends latex caulking. Of course, I have plenty of time to think it over before we get to that point.


De said...

I was gonna try spackle mixed with paint in a squeeze syringe and then I spotted the fabric paint on my desk.Since it's matte finish it worked really well. I'm happy with the way it dried, too.