Friday, April 8, 2016

Found My Mortar!

Well...okay, maybe not quite.  But I think I know where it is.

See that's the problem with putting things away so they're not scattered all over the place.  They're not in plain sight anymore and I can't find them.  I put a bunch of stuff away after I finished the last contest so I could take finished pictures.  Then I got some new shelves and organized a ton of stuff.

See?  Believe it or not this is a whole lot better!

The Building Inspector's Assistant is keeping an eye on things.

I'm pretty sure of where I put it and I think I saw it the other day when I was getting out my paint.

It's the same stuff I used to stucco the Architect's Abode.

It says on the bottle that you can use it for stucco, mortar or grout.  And you can mix it with paint so you can get whatever color you want.  I didn't know how much I'd need last time so I bought three of them.  And I'm not going to buy more if I can't find my jars.  I'm not.  Really.  (I sound convincing right?)

I bought a bunch of different grey paints when I was at Hobby Lobby so I'm going to find my jars of Dollhouse Stucco and mortar my bricks this weekend.

I was thinking the NOLA House would be very pretty in a nice soft grey.  Then the windows with black detailing?  So I could do white railing and trim on the balcony.  With touches of grey?  Nice contrast with the brick foundation and steps.  I love these steps for the front door.  I'm going to try and recreate them in a wider version for the double doors off of the kitchen.  If I can't then some nice wooden steps will work with the stringers I still have.

It just has to be the right grey. I don't want it to look dingy.  Something with a faint blue undertone?  We'll see. I'll have to think about it some more.  Maybe window shop on the Benjamin Moore website.


  1. Good luck finding the mortar! It always makes perfect sense when you put it away, but baffles you when you find it!
    I used very fine real life grout on CannaBliss and Auntie Jackies Potting Shed. It worked really well. The acrylic paint was the only moisture it needed to go on and stay put. The color ends up a little muted, which I like because it looks more like real stucco.
    Thanks for posting! I love your design ideas and can't wait to see it come along!

    1. Thanks so much! I'm going to look for it tonight to be sure I know where it is. Otherwise I might have to go and buy some grout. Hobby Lobby might have some in their mosaic tile aisle so we'll see tonight if I'm adding to my list for Saturday.

  2. I do that to myself all the time! Glad to know I'm not the only one :)

    1. LOL. Nice to hear I'm in good company.