As mentioned I planned to use coffee stirrers for the facade. Started out with this wondow piece. I use a brown base acrylic paint.
Then I gave a crackle effect, left it to dry and painted white…. But…. I didn´t crackle as wished. And to be honest it was quite a job to cut all those stirrers.
I then dicided to use paint stirres instead for the rest of the house. Very easy to cut and glue and certainly works better with my lack of patience… and best of all I got the crackle effect I desired.
This is a close up of the porch floor. I gave it a diluted brownish wash. I aimed to go for a weathered larch look and had to give it a grey wash on top.
Finished the porch wall and floor, I got a bit troubled on how to fit the corners when working on the cladding..(is that the word for the wood facade) I´ve been on and off to what to do. Finally I decided on a probably cowardly decision….to go for a plastered facade on first floor. What do you think? Should I go for plastered for the rest of the house or try struggling with the wood cladding?
- My house has arrived yeahhh….
- The winner…..and second price winners….