Monday, February 9, 2015

Second go around.

 It is still not perfect but we are back on track.   The house has been scraped and the colour changed to a buff background with cream keystones and molding. I finally received the channel trim needed for the guttering and molding today so that will be added very soon.  The front door is done and installed following Lea's instructions.  I am not sure about the colour but overall I am happy with how it looks. Brick turned out a little brighter than anticipated but again, I am okay with it. I haven't started to distress the brick work yet.  I didn't take my glasses with me to the art supply and ended up with acrylic Burnt Umber and Sienna paints instead of the oil paint variety I needed.  I tell you, I have to do everything twice!

I dearly wish I had more to share but it has been three very intense weeks around here with work and family.  My husband bought me a house cleaning package at a charity auction we attended the other night. Secretly I think he is hoping that will force me to tidy away the pots of paint and filler off the fire mantle but I refuse.  At least if the house project is staring me in the face I can do a bit every day. I have made the mistake before of letting him tidy me into catatonia but I really want to see this project through.


I do however, have some news to share.  I have booked us tickets to Britain and to the Kensington Dollhouse Festival in London on May 15th and 16th!  Perhaps a side trip to Bath, a little tour around Windsor castle.... well see. It has been at least 10 years since I was in London so I am excited to go back.


15 comments:

  1. I love your final choice of colour, it was well worth the effort. I am struggling with colours at the moment, it's not as simple as you think!
    Congrats on booking your trip to KDF.
    Hugs

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    1. Thanks so much Simon, you're right, it isn't easy is it? I think my door looks a little to grey but when I get my zinc roof and blackish guttering, it should go well, we'll see though.

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  2. Un bonito color,te está quedando genial!!!
    Besos.

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  3. looking good! Might see you in London, fingers crossed :o)

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    3. Thanks so much Yve, then we will finally be able to meet in person!! I am not telling my family in the UK so it will be a sneaky little trip!

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  4. Hello Sculptress,
    The building is looking terrific. I really like the color! Congratulations on getting tickets for the festival, I'm just a little bit jealous in the friendliest way possible.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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    1. Thanks Giac! I am really looking forward to it.

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  5. It's looking great, your patience is paying off. Very happy for you that you have booked your trip, I would love to go.

    Jenn

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    1. Thanks so much, I will take pictures and report back!!

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  6. Your house is looking Awesome and the paint color is soft and muted and the door color is perfect for it too! Congratulations on being able to attend the KDF!!! How thrilling and what a world of European Tiny Treasures will be awaiting you! :))

    elizabeth

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  7. Thanks Elizabeth, I am pretty excited for sure!!

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