Over the past week, hubby has continued to work on the little welsh shop. If you remember from my last post, he was waiting for the paper mache to dry enough to scour out the flagstone markings.
As soon as it was dry enough, he used a stanley knife blade to mark out the lines.
It's a very dusty job, but well worth it.
To colour the floor, he applied a coat of pure black acrylic paint, waited for it to dry overnight and then gave it a sanding down so that some of the white showed through in cracks.
Then it was my turn :)
I gave the floor a topcoat of grey acrylic paint which I had watered down 50:50. I applied the paint in 2" square patches and then with a damp cloth, I worked the grey into the porous papermache and flagstone cracks to give an old worn effect. Once this had dried well, I applied two coats of clear varnish to seal.
The next evening, I painted the interior walls with a chalky light green emulsion. The paint is from the Craig and Rose 1829 emulsion range, available at DIY stores and they give a lovely soft, chalky look to the walls. I then put the little patch of grey carpet down just inside the doorway to make a doormat.
With that all done, I sat back and had a good look at the shop so far and decided it needed skirting boards!
After a rummage around the garage, I found some old dark stained pieces of wood, which were left over from another project. They didn't exactly fit, but by this time it was nearly 11pm and I was inpatient to get it finished before bed!
So I figured the 'short' bits could be hidden behind furniture and in they went, along with two corner wall beams!!!
Hubby has made all the furniture to go in this shop and I think it works really well with the old welsh shop theme. I intend to put lace nets up at the window and some lace runners around the shop and whilst I was deciding on what lace to use, I rolled them up and popped them on the dresser.... and then thought... Oh, I like that look!!
So, the welsh shop will now being stocking lace alongside the welsh cushions, blankets, honey, jam and cakes :)
Hope your all having a great week,