pearl-headed pin. Not sure if it's historically accurate but it just seemed to want it. I think the faux-lead paint job on the roof turned out pretty sweet, even if I do say so myself. I didn't get around to flashing the chimneys because I decided to make them a little taller. Thomas Jefferson's renderings show he favored chimneys like these above: a smaller cube on top of a larger one. I have to pick up some more crown molding to finish them up. I couldn't etch the bricks in, yet because the humidity went sky-high today and the paint won't dry. As I feared, we're moving from winter directly into summer. Tornado watches out today here in Minneapolis. (And the snow is not even all gone yet)!
streaking effect I did to the lead roof. Oh well, I will be sure to post some daytime shots, which seem to turn out better.
Weird Weather Alert! I just went outside and though it was hot and muggy an hour or so ago, the temperature just plummeted and I think we might get more snow tonight! Awesome!