Mittwoch, 16. Januar 2013

The roof is finished....

I'm absolutely overwhelmed that I have sooooooo many followers in such a short time since I started this blog!

Again, I thank you all for following!!!!!!

Last weekend I worked many hours to finish the front and the roof of the Orchid. Inspired by the "Shabby Cottage" of  Liberty Biberty I made the house similar to the roof of the Shabby Cottage.

 
First I tried to glue the shingles on the roof but it didn't work and after two rows of shingles I was so angry about the poor quality that I removed them again. So I just painted the wood of the roof with grey emulsion paint and added some wood stripes as soon as the color was dry. Subsequently I painted the complete roof (including the wood stripes) again. After drying I used very thin black color to make the roof a little bit shabby and dirty.

 
As you can see I also added a gazebo to the house. I didn't like the bay window as it was planned by the company so decided to change it. I also changed the roof of the bay window.
I will not put the trimmings on the house because they are a little bit to kitschy for my taste. Probably I will put some of them on the roof... we will see... 

 
 I'm not sure if I will post something in the next days.  I will be in London next week for business reasons and we are moving to a new apartment at the end of January.
This will be a loooooot of work :-(
 
See you soon,
Lina

Kommentare:

  1. The roof is beautiful! I really love it- and I really like your other changes.

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  2. This is a lovely home. I like the original roof.
    Bye Faby

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  3. Привет!
    Очень красивый дом! Мне очень нравится!
    Татьяна

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  4. Lovely blog and I see great scenes! I'm glad you found each other!
    kiss, ANDA

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  5. It will be a very nice home. Have a good trip to England.

    Hugs
    Wyrna

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  6. Wow the roof looks great, Lina, well done.
    A lot of success for the coming time. Take your time, we'll wait :D
    Hugs, Ilona

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  7. Hello lina,
    the cottage is looking lovley. i look forwar dot seeing more. good luck with work and the move. I'll be thinking of you,
    Hugs,
    Giac

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  8. Hello Lina, your work looks amazing. I love the suitcase you made shown in your previous post. Wishing you a lovely day. gr. AM

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  9. Me gusta mucho como has resuelto el tejado,queda con ese aspecto antiguo tan bonito!!!
    Espero que la mudanza no te lleve demasiado tiempo!!!!
    Besos.

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  10. Hello Lina There is a dreamy quality to this little cottage as if it is viewed through the veil of mists from the sea. It is very soothing to look at and seems to hold a few secrets already! I love the windows that you've chosen and I really like the color of the roof! This is a very dainty and charming little cottage.

    elizabeth

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