It drove her crazy when someone would refer to the foundation of a building was laid in cement. So, in order to not make my mother crazy at this late date, NOLA House is a brick foundation on top of concrete.
I found a spray on texture that would look like concrete or gravel and got a board cut down for the base. It took a few hours to dry so while that was going on I did a few other things.
I got the second picture for the front room framed and matted.
I hunted down one of my flowerpots and got it situated on the balcony table's lower shelf. It's a little big but I liked how it filled in the space and it's a pop of color that I wanted against the house. And my pitcher arrived. I loved the shape and size of it and how it doesn't quite match the glasses. More of that mismatched bargain hunting for our homeowner and also typical of my experience in the South. Once folks start drinking it's easier to make up a huge pitcher rather than go back to the kitchen a million and one times for refills.
I also didn't like how bare the bedroom corner near the dresser looked so I got a jug and added some flowers.
I like how they fill the space.
And because the bathroom has all that water damage to the ceiling and wall in the sink corner I messed with the insulation in the attic over that corner so it looks like it's been soaked.
I also took a few minutes to get some keys onto a little key ring and put them on the desk, and put the purse and a pair of shoes down near the front door. I might find a few things to put in the purse so it doesn't look empty and boring.
Once all that was done the concrete texture was dry so I brought it in and got the flowerbeds and house set onto it.
And then I had fun turning on all the lights and taking pictures of everything.
I've got to dust the windows too.
I figure I'll give it a day or so and then bring it outside to my driveway and take some pictures of it there. Natural light can only help. And hopefully I'll have a decent background for the house.
I'm hoping to get some decent shots and figure out the best way to take pictures of the interior. Since we're only allowed four pictures I really worry about showing the house in its best light.