Saturday, January 26, 2013

Best intentions...

Well you know what they say, I really did have the best intentions of starting another quarter scale house while I finish the furniture for my Pickett Hill. Of course that means re-organizing the small space I have taken over as my craft spot and cleaning up. Which led to me re-finding half scale colonial kit I have been fiddling with...I think you see where this is headed. Needless to say I now have the base, first floor, and walls up. I had previously  cut a second stair hole in the top floor and because I jumped in to the cutting before I ever dry fit to see how it will  be, I have had to rotate my floors and everything is now backwards. If left alone there is no head room for the mini people to climb into the third floor.  That is a little disconcerting as I had already named it out in my head and now I have to think flipped. I am also reconsidering the exterior color. Currently it is Aging Barrel by Behr and the windows were to be an off whitish color. My goal was to create a weathered wintry look, with a warm inviting interior. Not so sure how that is working. This is the base color, no weathering or washes added. What would you do?


  1. What is it about that style of house that is so appealing? I guess maybe it's because as children, we drew houses just like that --center door, three bays wide?--or at least I did! I think it would look particularly beautiful with a weathered, grey exterior just as you planned, Kabrina.

  2. I like that house, I dunno what I'd can make it a bit more weathered looking..add some flowering vines and a few flower boxes maybe.

    what ever you decide I'll be watching


  3. This one will be set in winter near Christmas. I have hit the exterior with some weathering colors of grey and yellowish brown. Not sure what plants I could do in snow...maybe some type of floral wire that looks like bared vines on the side or partially on the front. Thanks for the ideas!

  4. I really like the colour Kabrina, and it will show up the interior warmth very well. Sandie (