Saturday, July 10, 2010

The lakehouse so far

It's slow doing this as there's only three hours a day when it's warm enough to paint. It still needs a final coat of paint on everything - and a last minute change of colour on the outside, so I have to wait for our weekly trip to town to get another paint test pot.

Glenda + paint = mess!! lots of mess!! :)

I have changed my mind three times now about how I'll do the roof. :)

I am having fun doing this!!


  1. Good lord! Look - it's a lakehouse!! It's so cute Glenda :)

  2. I agree with Norma - it is really cute so far! It is so much fun, isn't it!!

  3. Your lake house is a fabulous design, it really says holidays to me. Can't wait to watch it 'grow up'!

  4. WOW, it's coming together! What colour are you going to paint it? And I'm curious about the roof material - here the cottage roofs would normally be made from flat felt tiles, tile look-a-like plastic or real tile, the older ones would have a metal roof :)

    Have fun building it :)

  5. It's a lovely little property. Frustrating when you can't get on with things, isn't it?

  6. I can't see a mess, Glenda. Your lake house looks very fine.

    And I am curios about the roof, too.

    Hugs and greetings
    from (very hot) Bavaria, Germany

  7. Es encantadora tu casita del lago.
    Entiendo que te ponga nerviosa no poder avanzar, pero ten panciencia.
    Besitos, May

  8. The roof - I started by wanting cedar shingles, but it looked too north america, then I wanted pink/terracotta rounded tiles like on some old swedish houses, but that looked too mexico, and now I want to do it in grey flat sheet metal with ridges - I think that will be the final decision - watch this space . . . :)

  9. Oh, and the colour. . .
    Red oxide was one choice, but that looks like a New Zealand Maori meeting house (!!!)
    Mustard yellow was a good authentic colour but too strong for a little building, so it's going to be a mid brownish-gold like dark honey.

  10. It's going to be beautiful Glenda. Did you build this from scratch or is it a kit.
    I have a witch and wizard shop in a similar shape. I'll put some photos on my gallery blog for you to have a look. The pictures are not very good though. I made it from scrap wood and pollyfilla, lol.
    Heres the link to that blog
    Nikki xxx

  11. I like this kit, it's so different! :o)) Great to see you building. :o)

    I'm always changing my mind how I am going to do things! I've lost count how often I do it on certain area of my houses! lol

    Michelle xxx

  12. It is looking so good so I can't wait to see more!:D

  13. I like mess! Well, crafting feels good while creating. :) Looking forward to seeing more!

  14. his so small work is incredible

  15. Tu casita del lago es una verdadera maravilla!!!
    Con paciencia, seguro que saldra como tu pretendes.
    Pasare para ver los avances.
    besitos ascension

  16. Glenda, that this cute little lake house! The colors that I see are very beautiful. The thoughts, in my opinion, save us from doing stupid things, many times ...
    W the mess :-)
    Mini hugs, Flora

  17. Hey, you really are actually doing it! Good for you! It looks wonderful so far. It's going to be so much fun watching it progress.
    And I must say I'm very envious of your real-life beautiful view. Gorgeous yard you have, what a nice place to work on minis.

  18. The lakehouse is looking great so far, but I guess it can be boring to watch the paint dry :-)

    I think you have made the right decision on the metal roof and the colour decision sounds good to me teoo, looking forward to seeing how it looks when you have finished painting it.

  19. Thanks ladies!
    This is a kit - if I built from scratch it would take decades!!!
    The kit is The Retreat from The Dolls House Emporium -
    (My enchanter's tower is the Tollhouse from DHE - I have the kit but it needs a lot of thought because what I want ti to look like is not straightforward)

    Nikki - the shop looks fab! You're a wonder woman in the mini world!!