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  1. I have actually been "finished" with the Westville for more than a week, but I have been waiting for some good natural daylight to photograph it. That hasn't happened yet, so I went ahead and photographed it today. Unfortunately, the actual colors of the house are not showing up because of the lack of sunlight, so I will re-photograph it at another date, perhaps when I do the actual "tour" of the house, since this is one that I will keep.I still have some exterior and interior trim to put on (as soon as I find it ...), but here is the outside of the house. The door is not actually installed ye
  2. Today I've been working on painting the shutters. As I mentioned elsewhere, I really like the design of the shutters. I am using a combination of colors, and I have used the teal for the outside colors, and an olive-ish green for the interior colors.I'm also just about ready to install the interior window trim, so I went ahead and put the window panes into the interior window trim. Of course, I did it backwards, LOL! But that's OK. Compliments of LPCullen
  3. Well, I'm still doing trim. I want to put most of the shutters on the house, except for the bay windows--I plan to leave them off there. Jimmy has taken them out, and I have sanded their edges and gotten my standard coat of "primer" on them.Jimmy has also taken out some of the balcony railings for me, and I have sanded those as well. Now, for the porch railings, I wanted to have that mostly put together before I painted it. So, Jimmy took out all my pieces and I sanded them down and he then glued them together. Well, I wasn't too happy with the way that the posts themselves looked--it sort of
  4. I have been working on the trim for the house still. Sometimes I wish it didn't take so long to do trim, but I like it and I like the way that it turns out and how it makes the house looks, so ... I am making very few modifications from the original design on this house, so the majority of the trim is going on it. I think the only thing I plan to leave off are the shutters on the bay windows.I've taken out the shutter trim and have sanded that down and working on that. I like to put one coat of white semi-gloss on anything that I paint before I put the actual color on it because I like the way
  5. I've put my first coat of the teal back on the trim. It will need another coat. I will also use the other medium green in another area, because I liked how those two went together.I have begun putting on my exterior window trim. At least Jimmy told me it's exterior window trim ... last time he told me that on the Arthur, I ended up putting the interior window trim on the exterior and had to take it back off, LOL!Also, I've been playing around with furniture in the house, LOL, but I didn't take any pictures!Compliments of LPCullen
  6. Jimmy has continued to shingle the roof, and he is almost finished. He bought a little ridge cap thingy to go over the top of the roof. I have decided to leave out the chimney. For the creases inbetween the roof lines (where you can see some blue tape), he took a piece of siding, cut it in half (long-ways), and then scored it down the middle and bent it and placed it in the creases.I have gotten stuck on the trim colors. I have just not been happy with anything that I have tried, and it has gotten me confused as to what I want. I tried a medium green, which you can see in the next picture, and
  7. Because of time constraints and my boss begging for extra time to be put in at work because of rapidly approaching deadlines, it took me two days to paint that little bit of trim! And that's only the exterior window trim! Yikes!Also, for the past two days, Jimmy has begun shingling. Because of the thin little shingles, he can only do three rows at a maximum, tape them down and let them dry. Otherwise, they want to curl up.Chloe has decided to investigate the Westville. It might be bit small for her.Compliments of LPCullen
  8. Jimmy took out the exterior window trim for me--at least he tells me it's exterior trim. I'll have to check because he has a habit of giving me the wrong thing.Anyway, first I had to sand it all, and there's a lot of little itty bitty pieces.Then I have to paint it. I'm not sure where it all goes yet, so at this point it's all being painted white (along with the tips of my fingers). Do you all realize that it takes about 2 1/2 hours just to paint one coat of paint on just that small amount of trim? Compliments of LPCullen
  9. I've still been working on getting the edges of the house painted, and trying to reach that near impossible angle that Jimmy created for me when he put the roof on before I was ready. It took me four different paint brushes to accomplish it, but I did get to that angle. I almost took a sponge paint brush and cut it off to paint it, because it was difficult to even just get my fingers into the area ...Compliments of LPCullen
  10. I have been trying and trying and studying and studying and eyeballing the attic area of this house and trying to figure out what I wanted to do with it. After much trying, studying and eyeballing--as well as discussing it with several other people, I have decided to make it into -- an attic! It's just too small to do anything else with it, and I am afraid that I DO NOT have Judith's abilities, so bashing it was out of the question. Especially since hubby has already put the roof pieces on ...So, what to do with an attic ... hmmm .... thinking ... I have decided that part of it will be utilize
  11. Today I've been working on the wallpaper for the second floor. I originally wanted one of those rooms to be a bathroom, but decided I wanted a nursery instead--so this house's bathroom will be in the side that you can't see.Anyway, for the master bedroom, I picked up this wonderful purple bedding set, and so the master bedroom had to be purple. I am not sure if you noticed in the first floor wallpapering pictures, but I am doing a sort of textured wallpaper to the ceilings, and that is better shown in the second floor pictures. That paper is actully scrapbook paper. Anyway, here's the wallpape
  12. Well, it took a couple days, but I have the Westville completely primed, and the interior has two coats of semi gloss white on it as its primer for the wallpaper.I now begin putting the paint on the exterior of the house, and I will use two coats of it. I am using a very pale mint green, semi-gloss, and I plan on using different shades of green as accent colors. Because this house will be one that I keep, it's going to have some color to it. As usual, I turn the house upside down to paint it. I have no clue why I do that--it's just easier for me for some odd reason.And I now have the exterior
  13. I didn't get much done today. The RW house seemed to want some of my attention ... don't know why it can't clean itself!Anyway, I've finished priming the second floor rooms to be wallpapered:And I've begun priming the attic rooms to be wallpapered:And something tells me, as I'm attempting to prime that attic area (and yes, the house is upside down so you might want to tilt your head) for wallpapering or whatever I'm going to do with it--still haven't quite decided--that I might should have done that area BEFORE it was put together .... Hmmm .... that's gonna be tough!Compliments of LPCullen
  14. Uh oh. Jimmy done gone and messed me up! I asked him to install some of the roof sections, so that I could wallpaper the second floor, and instead he installed the whole roof! I wasn't quite ready for the whole roof to go on, and it's going to make wallpapering some areas VERY difficult!Compliments of LPCullen
  15. I haven't gotten much done today, except for painting the side trim on the house. I have to get that painted before Jimmy can install some roof sections. I've chosen a teal to paint the trim, but I am not yet sure that is the color I want to stick with ....Also, since I keep talking about the door that Jimmy installed in the RW house, here is what the diningroom looked like when the window was in:And here's that area now where the window was ...Compliments of LPCullen
  16. Today I've been wallpapering. I've gotten the livingroom wallpapered, and this is what it looks like:Because Jimmy didn't realize that area in the bay was a floor, he had already gotten glue and putty all over it so I couldn't stain it. It will eventually be turned into a window seat. I also wallpapered the kitchen/diningroom area, and this is what that looks like:You may have noticed that there is a space left in the wallpaper at the bay window areas, where the decorative trim is. That is left there for a purpose, because I intend on putting some moulding there to bring it out more.I can't wa
  17. Jimmy is FINALLY finished with the siding. Did I mention that siding was very tedious work? Very tedious!Now I get to play for a little while. I am putting a "primer" on the exterior of the house, using one coat of white semi-gloss paint. I do this for two reasons: 1) the siding really absorbs paint; and 2) it helps the actual color of the paint that I choose to go on evenly. If you looked closely at the siding in the previous posts, you will note that the siding pieces are different colors. I have discovered that when I don't put a coat of primer on, then those pieces that are different colo
  18. I wasn't quite happy with the way that the siding joined together, so Jimmy "trimmed" it out. He took a piece of siding, lightly scored it down the middle and then bent it. He then took those pieces and placed them on the edges of the house. Here are pictures of what that looks like. Compliments of LPCullen
  19. Jimmy has continued to put the siding on the house. Once he gets a section on, he then takes his exacto knife and trims it down.Siding is very tedious work! You have to put a little on, weigh it down and let it dry, put a little on, weigh it down and let it dry ... Then once it's dry you have to trim it down. Jimmy spaces the siding pieces 1/2 inch apart. He has now gotten most of the siding on and trimmed up. Just one little area to go.Compliments of LPCullen
  20. The bay windows have been installed, and Jimmy is putting on the siding. Because the siding will curl up, once he glues them on there, he is using paint cans to hold the down while they dry.Compliments of LPCullen
  21. The walls are now all up and the base shell is almost complete, but I've realized that once the bay windows become installed, the decorative wood work from the outside will not be accessible, unless you are triple jointed in every bone of your body. So, I've painted the areas that will be inaccessible after the bay windows are installed.Compliments of LPCullen
  22. Jimmy now has the walls up for me. He really likes how this house is going together. Because we're going to use the siding, wood putty will be used minimally.Compliments of LPCullen
  23. I've got my floors stained and have put two coats of polyeurethane on them. Jimmy is now installing walls.Compliments of LPCullen
  24. I've opened the box and pulled my floors out. I have them sanded and ready to be stained. I'm going to use Minwax Golden Pecan for the color of the floors.Compliments of LPCullen
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