The roof and the dormer are tricky. Lots of angles and glue and taping and it probably wasn't helped by the fact that I painted the interior before I glued. But it feels worth it because I still love how it looks.
So the deal was to draw lines on the roof so I knew where I'd be putting my shingles. I'm still not sold on the shingles idea. I really like the idea of a modern tin roof. I've seen it done here... http://www.otterine.com/blog/blog1.php/walnut-bay-light . It's about two thirds of the way down.
By the way if you haven't before, you really ought to check out Otterine's blog. She does a lot of really awesome stuff. Her lighthouse is amazing and the other houses she's done have really done a lot to show how to mess around with a kit and make changes so its more me than manufactured.
But I really like how that roof looks. Simple and elegant. In a nice rusty brown or tan maybe? Something to go with the basalt foundation.
But I drew my lines anyway. And promptly forgot to take a picture.
Glued on the roof.
|We're in the testing the dormer stage here.|
This involved a lot of cursing as a certain cat who shall remain nameless tried to be helpful by getting on the desk and poking her head in the windows.
Here's another picture from the front.
|Swoops is observing.|
But it did get done. And then the ticky tacky part of getting the dormer on and taping it so it stayed...
|Poor Swoops looks like he's imprisoned.|
The waiting for the glue to set kills me. Picture me with a long drawn out, very heartfelt groan, every time I have to use glue. I'd almost rather have a monster house to lift and turn and know that it's held together by nails.
But finally we got to the dormer roof. Yay!
|Swoops was a little nervous so he moved downstairs.|
|A nice simple white. I like how it looks.|
|Much better. No ugly raw cardboard colored wood.|
|Like that? See how ugly it looked? Not improved by the setting either.|
|Glue again. And tape to hold the joint in place while the glue sets.|
I also messed around and tried a new setup for the kitchen. The stove next to the stairs and the fridge next to it.
|I like this a bit better. And it gives me the opportunity to work on a backsplash for the stove.|
|I'm not sure about all the bright colored beads yet but I'm thinking about it.|
I actually bought the square beads thinking they'd be a nice border up in the bathroom. Still considering that.
But still have lots to do. So I'll get back to it!
Hope everyone had a happy Fourth of July!