You will never guess what I found.
The kit is listed on Miniatures.com now which is cool. And it's on its way to me, which is even cooler.
I like the big picture window and the little porch. I'd love to do stone half columns for the porch and a stone wainscoting around the house. Give it a craftsman look.
So I was thinking of all this stuff and looking on the internet. And my search turned up this:
Looks familiar doesn't it?
Especially given the little hint picture from the blog.
I can't find any pictures of the inside. Though the site the picture comes from is for Tiny Houses so that offers some hints but no real information. The picture is the thirteenth entry down. Unfortunately the link in the entry is no help. But look how pretty the wood trim is! And the little wooden eaves along the flat roof.
I'd love to find out how they did the inside but beggars can't be choosers can they?
I'm thinking of trying to do something a bit retro inside. Still debating about a full kitchen or not. I've got a couple of Kris's kits for a couch and chairs and they'd be really cute because they're not cookie cutter and neither is the house.
|I stole the picture from Miniatures.com since I bought the kits from them.|
It's the same couch Nancy made last year, it's so cute and I think the couch and chairs would be really cute. Not sure of my colors though. I'm thinking earth tones with turquoise maybe. I'm also thinking of doing a potbelly stove for heat rather than heat vents like the house has central HVAC.
And I'm not sure about stairs with cabinets built under them or a little ladder. I really need the kit to arrive so I can do a dry fit and play around with my ideas. Sadly, the mail just came without the kit so it won't be arriving today.
I spoke too soon! The kit arrived. Not by my regular mailman which was a bit of a surprise but fine by me. So I spent a little time putting it together.
It's not complicated. Altering it might end up being a little difficult but it shouldn't really be too hard, as far as I can see. Hinging any wall with a window in it won't work though because the flat roof slots into the windowed walls. It's good support but it puts the kibosh on one of my ideas.
See what I mean?
That little ledge is the edge of the flat roof. It's not a bad thing, but I can't easily hinge one of the walls. At least not in the way I thought to.
And there are a few issues with the kit that have to do with how it was packaged. Check your trim and window pieces carefully. This is what I ended up with for a skylight.
And the two larger windows were broken as well.
As well as the door.
They're all things I can fix with glue and some wood putty to fill the cracks but I shouldn't have to.
Oh well. Work with what we've got right?
Hope everyone else's kit did not arrive with broken parts and you enjoy success with your builds as we all begin!