The lakehouse now has its exterior 'board and batten' look.
Now for some detail - :)
These battens were a rough-cut wood (I wanted this look), and were originally painted, along with the house, in the pale cool yellow which really, really wasn't right!! Everything was then overpainted in this warm gold colour. The MDF walls were quite smooth after the two coats of paint, but the battens were a pain to paint because of the rough texture and my impatience. :)
When I came to it the next day, I taped the battens in place and had a good look at the effect, which was surprisingly good! On the battens the original colour was just peeping through the new one in places, and it added depth and interest.
I've found this before in working embroidery backgounds - when you carefully mix a cool and a warm of the same shade of colour, it makes the result easier on the eye than a single pure shade.
The poppets say that I'm boring you, and would I please put the flooring in place!!