I finally got a chance to start on the commissioned stone cottage. I'm sure I've told you all before that I really detest making exact multiples, mini or otherwise. So, of course, this cottage will have some significant differences but still maintain the cozy, cottage charm. The first difference is the carved blue door. I've aged the blue since this photo so it isn't quite so bright. I love how it turned out.
The main living area and bedroom floors will be a warm golden oak. I am using the same process - draw the boards and then stain over it. Then I will seal the floors with a satin varnish. At this point, I'm planning a tile treatment for the third story bathroom. That will give a bit of color to that very dark room.
There will be updates today or later in the weekend. I'm on a roll now. :-)
I've been happily married for 33 years to my high school sweetheart and we have three great kids. All are young adults. I'm currently working part time as an instructional assistant at the local elementary school. My mini life is especially important to me because it takes me away (better than a bubble bath!) from the stresses of real life. I've been involved with mini-ing since the late 1980s with a break for about 10 years while my children were young.
My faith and my family are very important to me. I am so thankful that God blessed me with the gift of creativity!