Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Undersized Urbanite House- Exterior!

For the last two weeks, I have been piddling around with the outside....cutting, gluing, drying, waiting and painting all the siding and trim for the house.  All the siding is cut from rustic siding strips from HBS.
For some sections, I made templates, and for others I just glued straight to the house. I chose to paint all the siding Softest Juniper by Glidden.
The vertical trim has been replaced by trim wood from HBS and the window frames were all built from scratch using trim wood from HBS.
The vertical trim was painted Snow White by Americana.
The window trim and doors were painted a custom mix of Coral and Apricot White, both by Glidden.
The shingles were repainted with a few washes of Bittersweet Chocolate by Americana.
There was an amazing change and feel of the house when I darkened the shingles.


The wider white horizontal strips got covered in a egg carton stone facade.



For the railing on the second story, I used pre-assembled railings that Brae had sent me, and the discarded newel posts from the staircase.  They are still unpainted, but will end up being snow white with some color details.
The bottom railings will use the same preassembled railings and Lilliput porch posts.

I have yet to put doorknobs on everything, but I promise, they will be there in the final shots.

James helped me lift up the house to tear off the rather wobbly foundation (don't know why I didn't do that first....) and then the house was set down into it's base of foam core.  Landscaping will be underway shortly!

This will most likely be the last post until the deadline.  I have the biggest little's birthday party this weekend and need to direct my efforts that way for a bit.  :D

Just as a reminder, here is where the house started out and here is where it is currently, and it still has quite a bit to go!










17 comments:

  1. I like the after. It's not quite so cutesy. Looking gooooood!

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    1. Thanks! It should be noted that the reason I chose these colors, is that it will match the new bedding set I plan on getting. LOL. So the house can go in my room without being all in my face.

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  2. The window and door changes look amazing, I love the change to a more modern feel without all the frilly trims.

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  3. Wow- what an incredible transformation! It looks amazing :) I love the darker roof :)

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  4. The colors are great! The darker shingles do make it feel more "grown up" lol if that's possible in a dollhouse ;P

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    1. It does! It's far less "Hanzel and Gretel" type of house now, I think.

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  5. Woohoo! You certainly have been a busy bee! All your changes look wonderful. I feel like I'm watching that show Curb Appeal. :D

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  6. Amazing work, Lyssa! I love the colours you selected. I agree that the roof is a wonderful contrast to the green siding.

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  7. I love the transformation of the house and the darker roof really lifts it. Look forward to seeing the completed project.

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  8. I like the tranformation. The new color is perfect for this house.
    Bye, Faby

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  9. wow what a difference, I really like it! wonderful transformation.


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  10. You have done SO much work, and it looks fantastic. The green is very soothing. :)

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