Well today has been very interesting! I was supposed to go to a concert with my friend, but it was canceled... then I was going to do a photo shoot and that didn't work out... so I was happily back to work on my house!
I started off my painting the front step and adding a gloss to it. I noticed that the excess grout mixture was easier to wipe off of the tops of the bricks if they had been sealed beforehand.
Then I added the crackled pattern on to my trellis overhang and also to the top portions of my columns! ( Is "trellis" the right word to call this thing?) I was going to leave it black, but it was a little too heavy looking and that would have defeated the purpose of having it. I think once I add some vines or hanging flowers over it, it will look really nice :) Which reminds me! Anyone have any suggestions for flowers?
Here is what the whole thing looks like put together. I am really happy with it :) I think I am going to go back with some different colored washes over the sides of the house to make the door pop a little more, and also to make the walls look more aged.
The next thing I need to work on for the outside of the house is the trim- I just have to gather up enough egg cartons for it first. It will probably take about the same amount I used for the foundation and porch.
Here are some more views of the overhang. You can also see where I have my house sitting. I need a board to set the whole thing on so that it is easier to move. That would also mean I can do some landscaping! Not much... just a small patch of grass or flowers.
And here is a closeup of the front step! The means I am done with all of the brickwork on the front porch! I am VERY happy with all of the brick-work! I know for sure that when I do another project I will try my hardest to incorporate bricks! Haha!
Oh! I cannot remember if I showed you guys this. This is the door I want to use for the attic. I want this house to feel open and comforting, and... timeless. A place I would want to live the rest of my days! For this door I want to make the large window stained glass! I then want to incorporate a coordinating stained glass pattern for all of the windows throughout the house.
Okay... I had to! I gathered up some of my pumpkins and sat them on the front stair! Ahhh! This is what I have been waiting for!
Yepp... :) I can die happy now. Haha! Well... not just yet. There are other things to work on!
Now to the hard part. Well, the hard part for me. As you can see with my drawing on this next picture, I want to build the chimney on the right side of the house. There will be a fireplace on the bottom floor and then the chimney will work it's way through the other floors. I figure this would be a nice way to tie in the brick element with the inside of the house.
If you look on the left of this image, you will also see some stairs. (Yes, those are stairs. Haha!) I thought that it would work nicely to build the stairs in that awkward part of the house, because it is out of the way and the stairs could spiral up to the attic! On any exposed sides of the stairs, I wanted to install shelves. That would make for great fun! Books, knick-knacks, antiques, art, and whatever else I fancy!
And here is a little color pallet that I made for the living area. I thought the green was a very nice and peaceful color that went along with the tan bricks. (Yes, more bricks!) I was also thinking a dark hardwood with a white decorative ceiling tile.
Your opinions are always welcome and appreciated! Are the stairs and chimney a good idea? It's not that I can't think by myself, just that your opinions matter to me!
Thanks, as always, for stopping by!