I hope you are all well.
I took the plunge and started to paint on my sandstone effect. It's really more of a series of sandstone colours as apposed to brickwork, but you get the idea. I have done 3 layers of colour and brushwork but I think I'll need another 2 at least to get it looking better - truth be told, I haven't got a clue what I'm doing other than making it up as I go along!
|(Yes, that is a wooden mouse on the wall, top left - it's a long story!)|
I have also been building a raised platform for the whole house to sit on that will be varnished in a mahogany colour and make it look a little more "cared for" rather than my usual scruffy house on a table. The front step will be twice the depth it is here and in the same sandstone colours. I've got several sheets of the dark red brick embossed paper I used on my Georgian mansion and I thought I could use these to cover the front part of the baseboard. Possibly laying them in a pattern of some sort to brake the expanse of brick.
Of course whilst I've been doing this I've been racking my poor brain about the interior. The ground floor will have the kitchen and dining area, whilst the drawing room will be on the first floor, possibly with a tiny study.
The space I am working with is not very big at all - total floor space is roughly 16 inches wide by 8 inches deep with ceilings 10.5 high. My ideas for the ground floor are slowly coming together and I have realised I will have to blank out some of the windows on the kitchen side so as to allow for cabinets etc. Ray suggested backing them with mirror which is a great idea and far better than my idea of putting black card behind the glass! Thanks Ray. I have tried it out and, of course, it works a treat. Following in the theme of Ray, I have been spending far too much time this week on the Habersham website and searching images in Pinterest. Whilst I am unsure about most of the aspects of this layout I do know that I want the kitchen to be rustic and open-plan with the dining area.
This house is "tiny" compared to most people's projects and I often find myself distracted by larger grander interiors and have to keep reminding myself that this is slightly more aged and rustic - a bit like myself!
Hey ho, I'm off to work on the paving brick work and varnish and will get back to you later today or tomorrow.
Happy weekend all…