Sunday, February 13, 2011

13 February Update

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Really got a lot done this weekend.  I finished bricking the front of the house, and three of the chimneys.  Actually, I did paint and etch all four chimneys, but the first one turned out ghetto so I'm re-doing it!  Seriously, I don't know what happened to it but compared to the others, it looks like an ape painted it!  A drunk ape.  On acid.  Oh well --practice makes perfect, right?
            Is it just me, or is there a ghostly specter hovering in the drawing room window?

Here also is the new olive-green door.  Still going back and forth about the knobs.  I just found out the new carriage lamps are on back-order --grrrrrr!  Hate when that happens.

Believe it or not, I got the two end walls both gessoed and base-coated.  I know!  things are moving along...
            Miniaturist diva Karin Corbin says I have to flash the chimneys!

Not sure if I'll be posting any photos of Merriman Park for a while.  I'm going to have to take most of it apart so I can turn it on end to brick the two end walls.  Wish me luck!


Karin Corbin said...[Reply]

Of course you don't HAVE TO flash the chimneys. But it is so annoying to have those ugly water stains on the ceiling and plaster falling on your head when guest show up.

John said...[Reply]

That's like the scene in the Merchant-Ivory film, Maurice, where the rain starts pouring into the drawing room and the footmen walk in and move the antique furniture out of the way and the wife says nonchalantly to her guest, "We have the SWEETEST little hole in the ceiling. Clive, cahn't we keep it?"