Sunday, June 11, 2017

Paint Color Picked

The great paint debate has been resolved. 

The big problem with Nautical (dark blue) was how the detail of the siding gets swallowed up by the color.  So I made a trip to home depot and had them mix up some sample paints for me in a primer included semi-gloss. 

Here are the results:

As you can see, the semi-gloss really makes a difference in the way the siding looks.  Still gets that great pop of color but the details of the siding are more easily seen.

So I think I'm going with the Nautical. 

However the Cascade is such a gorgeous color I'm thinking I might use it for the front door.  Have to see. 

I love this paint though, one or two coats and no primer needed.  Awesome.

I spent most of Saturday cleaning and organizing and now my desk isn't overrun with miniature stuff.  New bookshelves for the bedroom means the old bookshelf got moved to the dining room and filled with miniature supplies.  It's not a perfect system but it makes it a lot easier to dust. 

Yeah, not perfect, and definitely not very attractive but the desk looks much better without all that stuff stacked on top of it.

I really want to remove that stupid CD holder from between the side shelves.  All it does is catch and keep dust.  I'm also planning on adding some more tape to my cardboard back, to keep a certain Building Inspector from getting in. Tape will be easy, dealing with the CD rack will have to wait.  I've been dealing with cleaning and 1:1 furniture two weekends in a row now and I'm trying to be done with that for a while and make progress on 1:12 houses.

So I'm off to paint my siding.  I have to take my house apart to get some room for the pieces to lay out and dry and thankfully I numbered them on the back so I know where they go.

I'll probably paint all my window trim as well.  Except the skylight.  I want to wait on that until I'm sure of my roof materials.  Though I've got some wood shingles that might look very nice stained a walnut or cherry. 

Any suggestions on that? 


  1. Wow, the nautical blue looks gorgeous Sheila. Good choice! I'm not even going to suggest roof tile colour since the great siding-paint-debate had me going for a week :0P
    Cleaning? Dusting? Wash you mouth out with soap young lady, that is swearing in my house ;0D

    1. Thank you! I just couldn't resist the pop against the white and it's also a good contrast with the stone.

      It's swearing to me too, considering I've worked as a maid (for a company and privately) and really don't like the work ever since. though it is good exercise. And husband, sweetly, said he could hire someone to do it but its hard to get things clean when someone can't get to the furniture for all the boxes of miniatures. So some organization was required.

  2. Much better. :D Now you get to have the deep blue you wanted and keep the detailing. Marvelous! :D

    1. Thanks! I was hoping it would be better but I'm really pleased with how it turned out. Spent the day painting and gluing.

  3. Yes! Yes, yes ,yes! Good idea, changing the type of paint. 😀

    1. Thank you! I really didn't expect it to turn out that well. Pleased that it did though.

  4. Nice work on the organization! I bet you are enjoying the nice, tidy view. I always feel better when I start off with a cleaned and organized work space. I seem to function better, too.
    I really like where you are going with the build. The darker blue really looks nice with the elements you've got going so far. I'm excited for your next steps and love being able to follow long with the progress!

    1. thanks! Work is the word though. I was aching all over.

      I'm pleased with the blue as well. I got everything painted and glued down so I need to take my weights off the siding and do another test of the fit. Just in case.

      And I need another trip to Hobby Lobby for some roofing material. Thought I had enough but I don't. Meh.