I kept looking at the green paper on the bedroom wall and the more I looked at it the more I hated it. So down it came.
In its place I put up some wallpaper I ordered from Miniatures.com, it's made to look like grass paper.
|I like this a lot better|
I painted the doors for the upstairs. All of them a nice off white/bone color.
|See? Nice and neutral|
I started by gluing the top part to the wall while it was still loose. Once I got the wall glued into place on the second floor I glued the rest of it down, which hid the seams of the floors and walls being glued together.
|I love the combination of colors.|
After that, I needed the stairs in place, and that was...interesting. But I finally got them in.
|They look slightly crooked in the picture but I've since gotten them straightened out.|
|I love binder clips. So versatile. Have I mentioned this before? LOL|
|Masking tape is awesome for keeping things tight together.|
|It's only a half inch deep. Just enough to look like a closet.|
|Looks pretty real huh?|
I got some of the kit pieces and cut them down to make steps from the garage into the kitchen. I just glued three pieces together. Then I coated them with glue and sprinkled them with sand.
|This is not the finished product, don't worry.|
|And wait. And wait.|
I had to touch up a few places and then wait for that glue to dry. That took several nights this week and I'll tell you my back hurt from all the bending. But it was worth it once I got it all painted.
I mixed glossy black paint with some water and applied it liberally. And let it dry. AGAIN! I swear half my life is waiting for glue or paint to dry.
But look! When its all dry? Blacktop!
|Obviously I need grass and some white paint to touch up the garage walls but still. Blacktop!|
You know what the hardest part was?
Keeping the cats from pawing at the glue, sand, paint.
Curious kitten is very curious.
I also need to sweep the floor because some of the sand escaped.
But I'm excited still. I got some art to put on the wall that doesn't have the bright fabric and the beams are almost ready to go up. I need to paint some this week but after that? Oh my, windows, tile, baseboards... so much to do!
See ya next time.