Tuesday, 12 January 2010
The Olde Post Office
Trying to decide whether or not to buy a new house yesterday, I decided to put a photo of each of my houses on my blog side bar. The thinking behind this is that when I am tempted to buy a big house I can look there and remind myself how many unfinished houses and shops I have dotted around the house and in the garage cum craft room! Too many, my dad would say lol.
Anyway, this is my Olde Post Office. This is the first house/shop we really started to experiment with different finishes on. The bottom shop was a kit and Hywel made the top living quarters.
Here is a close up of the brick and plaster work. We painted the window with a metalic pewter paint and then rubbed it down before it was dry. It gives a lovely lead effect.
This is the upstairs living quarters. We made all the bits and pieces to go in here, except for the puppy, range hearth, pans and table. On the floor is my first attempt at a rug! It turned out a bit thick and tends to rise up at the corners, but then so do real rugs.. it adds character lol. My curtains and curtain pole are a bit rough around the edges too, but we are going back a quite a few years to when we were just starting!!!
This is the view through the post office door. We used actual mosaic tiles for the floor, they look the part, but they added a great deal of weight to the shop. We also put in ceiling beams and little copper nails for hanging lamps and baskets, they are soooo fiddly though! At the moment, the post office is empty and all the little bits and peices are boxed. The idea was to work on making the post office more authentic looking. We'll see!!!
Back tomorrow, Julia xx
Snow update in Wales -- none so far, but apparantly on its way!
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