two more posts it’s really not nice to lie, I have A LOT more posts coming, but this is one of the two last “Work in progress” installments. Then I owe a general undersized urbanite update, and have some thrifting goodies to share!
After spending time on the inside, I turned back to the exterior. My first priority there is to get the porch up, so I can start attaching the roof, and then the tapewire and lights (I can’t believe I am actually talking about installing lights this many days away from the end of the contest, but it has always been a part of the plan, and it must happen!).
It took me a couple of days to even figure out what to do with the porch. I was having troubles figuring out the angle, then how will I get the porch supports cut on this angle, blah blah blah. I also originally wanted porch supports that had stone on the bottom and wood on the top, like this;
I attempted a few ways of doing this, but didn’t want to buy more supplies, and wasn’t happy with the results I was getting, so decided to just use plain dowels that I had on hand. I was surprisingly happy with the results;
I was actually more happy with the results than I thought I would be. Of course the only two pictures I took are blurry, but here is with the roof on.
I’m not sure how the one dowel ended up so short. Thankfully I saved pieces I cut off, so I should be able to attach one to the bottom and it won’t be that noticeable with a bit of paint on it. I also made railings from cut bamboo toothpicks (much more sturdy for cutting, which makes for a more clean cut edge when working in this small of scale).
The matchsticks weren’t as long as the space, so I had to join two together. It is visible, but hopefully once I paint it, it won’t be noticeable. I still have to make two more for the sides and some for the stairs;
Here are a few more pictures, again blurry, from different angles.
I still have a LOT to do over here too, and I’ve been contemplating on adding a front porch light? (someone slap me back to reality, there are only 14 days 21 hours and 31 minutes left as of RIGHT NOW – according to The Little Victorian contest page!
Be back again very soon! (I’m just going to bomb your feeds with posts so I can heavily reduce my to-blog list!)