This house is getting closer to complete! sorry for the bad photos...the exterior stonework actually looks alot better in person...the flash really washes out the color.
i need to paint a few more of the stones, i missed them when i did the painting. at some point i'll add landscaping and fill in the cracks with moss. I still need to shingle, touch up stain here and there on the inside, polyurethane all wood on the inside, low gloss finish to the painted trim on the outside, fix th
First off, sorry for all the blurry photos. i did take them quick and i didn't look at each photo before i took another. i didn't get a shot of the whole top floor as the cat was occupying 2 of the rooms. lol. I have been working on this house and and off for a very long time. i don't know why i can't stay focused on it. but, it's slowly coming along. i'm going to have to touch up the exterior paint, or possibly repaint the whole thing. it's been moved around so much the paint just doesn't look
It's hard to believe i bought this kit about 4 years ago. i had wanted to wait until i could buy all the exterior trims/windows before starting the project. Which to me makes no sense now as that is a huge expense to anticipate at once. I got the building bug to work on it last weekend, so i got it done!
This past week i've ordered some shingles, but i know it wasn't going to be nearly enough, but at least i got different styles for the different areas i will be working on the exte
I've been wanting to do a tea room for some time and i've been wanting to build my Celerity Corner Store kit for some time. I had the idea last night to make it into a tea room and possibly gift shop. we shall see about that last part ;)
I was really excited that this double front door fits perfectly. I ordered two bay windows for the first floor and victorian windows for the rest of the house. I still need to select some doors. On the first floor I will have the tea room. I decided
I bought this house off of ebay about 4 or 5 years ago and it has been in the basement since then. I have been working on it on and off for the past month or so. Exterior main color is blue and it will have creamy white trim/windows etc. I finished painting the windows today. the house has had 2 coats of paint but i may add one more. I have also painted the interior doors and the staircase yay, love finishing those types of items. The staircase just needs one more coat of paint. I chose wallpap
lots of progress on the willowcrest since last night. i still need to finish the 3rd floor stuff before i start fine tuning the opening i cut for the second floor staircase, it still needs some work but at least it's mostly done. Next will be priming, then i'll install the staircase...i didn't want to put it in place for photos because i think i'm going to have to coax it a bit to go into it's place and i want to get wallpaper hung first. what a shame you can't really see that upper hall. i love
I just need to find some doorknobs that i like, add curtains and then decorate! I got a start on the shingles, but i still need to shingle most of the roof. I also need to install a little bit of exterior trim and this house will be done!
Some of the photos are pre-polyurethane. I love the look after the polyurethane has been applied, it brings out the lovely color of the stain.I'm loving how this house has turned out. Still disappointed with the interior stonework tho. I was dumb
I got the shell of the Aster built. I modified the second floor to include a bathroom and I moved the staircase. I eliminated the back door. I beefed up the fireplace by adding a half inch dimension to it, i didn't want it flat up against the wall.
I'll work on this project on and off as i get inspired. Undecided about the stonework on the chimney and fireplace at this time but i have some paperclay waiting in the wings!
I've done a bit more since taking these photos...i cut the baseboards and interior trim. i've put the interior window trim up and it's looking great! So much more to do on this house still but it's getting there!
Yay, i finished the paperclay today! Just need to let it dry then do the wash! I have two rooms with wood flooring installed now! i still need to finish a side second floor roof panel (lost the original one so i made a new one today). I finished sanding all the door/window trim etc and stained it all today. Next on the list is to put the ceiling beams in! Then do the exterior wash/finish. After that i can install the flooring in the living room and kitchen and finish the stairway. Then all inter
I finished the floor in the ladies sitting room. The flash on the camera really shows the white of the underfloor but it looks better in person. I also got the floor completely installed in the guys man upstairs room. So glad I decided to do the edging strip, it looks awesome in person. I need to polyurethane the wood floors but just thought i'd show photos! I glued in the carpet in the nursery and the wallpaper on the bottom portion of the wall (i didn't like what i had previously, this looks b
Today I got all the doors stained for the Foxhall, and the rest of the parquet flooring that I had to buy to complete a couple of rooms hopefully I can get those items installed on wednesday! I also stained the railings and painted the spindles for the Foxhall interior! I'm hoping to get started on cutting some of the trim/baseboards for this house this week!
Did I mention I'm on vacation for a week? lol? Yippee!
Tomorrow plans: cut some wood for the queen anne. the thi
i'm halfway done painting windows...i need to go back and touch them up but wanted to get an idea of how they would look!
My paint colors are:
house: mogul maroon, tailored linen
window trim: a greyish lavender(don't know the name as i bought it as a mistint and they didn't put a name on it), tailored linen and bordeaux.
progress over the last couple of days on the queen anne....i did the flooring in the living room of the foxhall today wish i had turned the angle so that it was diamonds instead of squares for the small black squares it would have looked better
A couple of days ago I got the gables shingled and some exterior trim pieces glued onto the house...and all the window and door openings squared. I bought a new paint color yesterday for the house and I think I will like it better. hope to get some photos later today!
I got alot done on this house this weekend...i still need to remove the roof panels and reglue them but i did manage to glue in the interior room dividers. can't wait to select wallpaper and flooring. some of the furniture in the photos will go in this house, some of it was handy for photos. The exterior paint looks very different from the photos as the flash really changed the color. it's a pretty shade of a deep blue. i'll use cream and possibly a darker blue (navy?) ....and maybe a little red
making a bit more progress. gonna take a nap then work on the staircases today
Despite trying hard to avoid tiny gaps, they still occurred. you don't notice them tho without the camera flash.
I will be using a different area rug in this room...this one was handy tho for photos.
I can't wait to polyurethane all the wood flooring and make the color really come out...and i love the shine....lol
took these photos last week, just barely posting them! i put a few bits of furniture in to see how things may look! I wish i had found all of the kitchen cabinets i'm so curious as to how this room will look with all the pieces in it...they are in the basement somewhere packed away tho. glad i found most of the pieces tho!
so i had a really hard time deciding on tile for the bathroom floor. it might look odd to have the pink and blue together but in person, it seems to work!. I put
Several months ago when I worked on this house I didn't completely glue the roof on this house because I was having a hard time with it. In the meantime, the cats have laid on it and the roof panels are coming apart...so the project for today is to redo the roof and possibly start the exteriro paint color!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!