A couple of years ago when I was getting back to miniatures, I bought a house and only decorated the kitchen. Then I had to move away from my 1:1 house for nearly ½ a year, and I never really got back to the 1:12 house. The reason is that I never really liked the style, it doesn´t fit with the things I make.
I am not much of a builder, and I never found what I was looking for searching though miniature web page after page. Then I saw Léas blog, and I finally realised: It IS really possible to change the house in a way, you prefer! Thanks Léa!! Take a look at her beautiful blog: http://atelier-de-lea.blogspot.com/
So I have spent the weekend demolishing and are starting to build up again, still inspired by Leá but I am doing this in my own way. I need a place to exhibit all the miniatures, I´ve made during the last years and the gifts, I´ve recieved. They are all calling at me from their little boxes to be collected and shown.
At first I took away all the verandas, trimmings etc. That really made a whole new perspective. Then I started working on the facade, adding sandspartle. This is now drying up, waiting for me to grind to get a more smooth surface and then to paint.
I went to a few webshops to buy stucco, shutters and new doors. I had something in mind and a few items in my drawers, so I think the windows will look about this + shutters + fence in the lower parts of the windows. Do you follow?
Can´t wait to get the materials, I´ve ordered. But still have to consider the colors of the exterior walls and the woodwork. Maybe a touch of powder, or a more clean creme or light grey color?
I have to do something about the roof too. Maybe just paint? I don´t know yet. I will make a new balcony on the top roof too with an iron fence...and...and...
See you soon!