I have managed to finish some more stonework. Pretty much eeverything on the original house. I still have to put some details over the windows, and I am now trying to finish the other side where the extension is. Then I can do the entry way. I am waiting to do this last so that I can paint everything at once. I don’t want to paint and then attach the entry way and finish later. I know I will not be able to access the inside corners once it’s glued on. Also, I don’t want to finish the big front dormer until the entry is attached so that there is a seamless transition. Paint plays a role in this because I don’t want to end up with different shades or whatnot over the house.
As far as colour goes too, I am really not sure what I want this house to look like…darker stone like this? (and the other inspiration picture in this post)
Or do I want lighter stone like this…
Or like this?…
When I picked up a friend yesterday we went on a very very slow drive down her street because a lot of houses with stonework are (coincidentally) being built. I tried to get inspiration and spent time looking at the corners and edges of the house to try and get a better idea of how I was going to finish the stone on my house, and also to make sure what I had already done wasn’t completely wrong. I also looked for designs over all the archways and windows, as well as the grouting (if it was visible, if my house would need it.
I realized every house was different. Figures. Some didnt even have any designs over windows. (this is what I mean by “design” by the way);
Some were just simply stone laid together like this;
So the conclusion I came to was pretty much what I had got from extensive googling. Lol . But still fun none the less because we went down some different streets with many inspiring houses. Well worth the time. 🙂
I will leave you with some pictures of the stonework. Hopefully soon I will be posting pictures of the finished stone! 🙂