Thankfully everything arrived in time at least according to the post office. So I'm grateful for that.
And I didn't have to cook so I have plenty of time for my new project.
|My first kit of this type.|
The way the walls are held together, with corner beams, routed with channels for the walls, is a bit...odd for someone who's used to working with MDF. MDF is heavier but it also won't collapse if a cat (Tali) decides to be the building inspector.
It's also a small kit. less than two feet wide, so its much easier to work with.
I've decided to not paint the wood where I can avoid it. Instead I'm using textured paper I found on Ebay and giving it a stone look. So far I'm pretty pleased.
|I liked this stone, not too dark but not bright and modern either.|
|I worried about having the dormers in stone but I think it'll look pretty good.|
I went with a pale ivory for the outer trim and I'm sticking with that color for all the 'wood' trim on the outside of the house. I think the contrast will be nice against the 'stone' and the white I'm using for the porch.
For the inside I'm going with scrapbook paper for wallpaper. I have a book of 'fairytale' scrapbook paper which has soft colors and suits my idea of a 'fairytale' cottage.
|I really love the castle on the big wall.|
I'm pretty pleased. I got the walls and floor done, and the second floor added along with the front porch.
I'm finding that with such a small house that its a good idea to get the wallpaper and flooring added before I glue everything into place. All the little nooks and crannies would make adding flooring and ceiling finish very difficult without being able to trace the entire thing out.
|This would have been a million times harder with the ceiling in place.|
I went with white for the front porch dormer and railings. And used my stone for the porch floor.
|Here it is with some tape to hold the upper floor in place until the glue sets.|