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Kells

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  1. On 2/19/2020, 11:49:34, Medieval said:

    I'm open to opinions because I have a hard time visualizing.  I'm thinking of making the keystones on top of the oval windows cement grey (same color as most of in brick work, and most likely a major color in foundation stonework). But I'm tempted to leave keystones white because of the busyness of the brickwork. I'm just not sure. I've studied other Pierces in this forum. Contrasting keystones  and caps looked great but house was a solid color. I look forward to all opinions!

    Just curious, did you try some tests to see what you like? What color is the roof going to be? If there's any gray up there (shingles/slate, chimney caps, trim, etc.) then grey keystones would tie in with that and the foundation (the rule of three is a truism). If no other grey besides the foundation, I would personally leave the keystones the same color as the window casings. I think that tiny touch of grey would be a visual distraction that would draw one's eye away from all your awesome detailed work. Just my two cents.

  2. 2 hours ago, jbnmini said:

    The bathroom has great bones!  Love the arch! You could paint over the wallpaper, but honestly, to get a nice finish it would be better to strip it off.  Some warm water with a touch of vinegar should do the trick.

    Thanks! I'll try that once I get into this. I like that wallpaper, just not in a bathroom.

  3. Am I terrible that I actually kind of like the orange plaid wallpaper? Probably. But I agree the over-pleated sink curtains are a bit much. Simple pull-back tea towels on rings would have been better. Looking forward to seeing your progress. It is such a cute house!

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  4. On 8/13/2019, 5:04:05, Kells said:

    It's a testament to Norm Nielsen's skill (if he did indeed build this) that he got so many details right. Specifically, the doors and windows are all handmade. The doors in the basement are all louvered, which is very fun. The windows all work, and he got them correct right down to the number of panes in all of them! That sort of talent astounds me.

    Aannd I suddenly realized in a bout of insomnia that Norm Nielsen died before this house was built. So with no signature, it remains a mystery. This sort of thing drives me nuts!!

  5. It's a testament to Norm Nielsen's skill (if he did indeed build this) that he got so many details right. Specifically, the doors and windows are all handmade. The doors in the basement are all louvered, which is very fun. The windows all work, and he got them correct right down to the number of panes in all of them! That sort of talent astounds me.

  6. I could see how pressing it into the paperclay could work. Trim off any that squished out of the edges, paint it a gray-black... I'm going to give that a try when I get to the foundations.

    This has been slow-going. I am going cross-eyed painting all those danged windows and shutters THREE TIMES APIECE! Some moments I wish I'd just got some white Krylon spray paint and been done with them, haha.

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