Firstly, apologies for my lack of posts lately, I have been a little busy in other areas of my life and just haven't have time to call by 'blogland'. But, with an hour to spare now, I thought I would share some photos of how the 'Little Welsh Shop' is coming along.
Hubby has been busy putting the shop together and decorating the interior and exterior walls. For the exterior walls, he had a specific 'look' in mind, so using DIY Decorators filler, he made the stonework, left it to dry overnight and then applied a thick coat of black acrylic paint. The next day, he sanded the stonework down to get his black and white stone effect. I must admit, in RL it looks very good and it was a good idea... I'm not going to admit that to him LOL
Above the stonework, he has put a layer of papermache, which he did ask me to age, but I think it looks good white, so for now, it is staying as it is ;0)
Inside, the walls are smoothly covered with more Decorators Filler and I will paint these walls with a chalky White emulsion.
The floor has a layer of paper mache, which is drying nicely today, before being marked out as flagstones tonight. Can you see the bare arc area in the front? This, I hope will work.... it is going to be a little mat area, that you would always of found at the doors of little corner shops. Many, many years ago, my local corner shop was an traditional shop, owned by 2 welsh speaking sisters. It had the chunky wooden counters, stone floors, etc and I am drawing on my memories of this shop to take into my little shop. I just wish I could remember the name of the shop, I could name mine the same then!! The shop was only small and joined onto their home. Sometimes they would leave the door between the shop and their home open and you could just about peek a glimpse of their huge range fireplace, comfy chair with crochets blankets thrown on the back and the smell of welsh cawl would waft through the shop :0) It was lovely....ah .............................................
.... and now I am digressing and going on a trip down memory lane, when I should be concentrating on showing you the shop!! LOL
Anyways... here is the inside view of the bay window that hubby made. Don't look at the dust... he's not as tidy as me at clearing up after himself!!
So, that's as far as hubby has got with the shop. As for me, I have started doing a little stitching for it and I managed to grab myself a bargain... a wonderful black leather armchair... it is simply stunning and even though my old local corner shop wouldn't of had a chair like this... my little shop will :0)
For those of who follow my Witchy Miniatures, don't forget that they are now shown in the AIM free online Magazine This month, we are on pages 70-75 and we share our kit review on the Gatehouse, which will be become a Tower next month... 'Tumbleton Tower' ... so the real fun starts next month, I'm sure your going to love it :0)
Have a great week,
PS I promise to catch up on everyone's blogs throughout the week ;0)
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