I've finally begun work on the house my family bought me for Christmas!! This is how it looked after I built it (which was quite easy to do as the windows were already in place, as was the door & verandahs & rails). I then removed the front verandah rail (both top & bottom) as I have specific ideas about how I want this to look when completed.
I then painted the exterior a mid-grey with a heavier wash of dark grey. I then cut out ten assorted sheets of sandpaper into tiny rectangles & began gluing them on to look like bricks...
...which has the desired effect that I want. Eventually the whole exterior will be covered with the 'bricks', but it is quite time consuming & I do not want to rush it.
I have very specific ideas about how I want the house to look when finished inside & outside & I am always on the look-out now for minis that would fit my ideal perfectly, other than that I will be making the minis myself, as I am also working on a budget. One item that I have treated myself to is this...
beautiful dresser display from the wonderfully talented Victoria (you can visit her Etsy shop here http://www.etsy.com/shop/darksquirrel ) I love all the miniatures that Victoria makes but this one in particular caught my eye & I knew it would be perfect for the master bedroom.
I will keep posting photos of my progress on the house as I go along & some of the minis that I have already begun making to go in it.
Have a fantastic Easter weekend, hugs, Kerry.x.