Also am going to keep my Le Petit Maison work on a separate blog. I may put up several on the same day for the Projects in Progress and Finished Projects.
I did several things on the house that I am entering into the contest. I tried to use thin wire for the edging but the wire refused to work properly. So I used a little larger gauge and it worked.
The house is a thick board material. The directions said to paint the roof with 2-3 coats of a solid color so I painted the roof three coats of creamy grey. I have a bad habit of rushing the drying process of both paint and glue. This time I was smarter and actually put the roof away from my hands. It worked.
|The wires for the roof.|
|The roof after 3 coats of paint.|
I bought some laser-cut quarter-scale furniture kits from this wonderful place, Mini Etchers (www.minietchers.com). I bought a cottage bed, two cottage nightstands, a stove, a refrigerator, two sets of upper cabinets, a sink, a wing chair, a bread box and a plant stand. I also bought base cabinets for the kitchen. They came today!
So I was busy today putting these kits together. I will paint them in the next few weeks. I do have some of my progress to show you.
|This is what they look like when finished. I think they are so cute.|
|See these tiny pieces?|
I have decided finally that the house will be a French cottage. I wasn't sure but I am now. I love the look of them.