Well here are the photos I took to show my progress. (Sorry about the quality, but they're WIP shots, the pretty pictures aren't taken until I'm finished);
Instead of painting the whole thing,
this house is going to have textured scrap booking paper for siding.
I used the template that I drew up earlier
to make the front door/window shutters out of cereal box cardboard.
Sketched out the separate planks of wood, cut them apart,
scored the cardboard to give it a faux-wood grain texture,
did a wash with brown acylic paint,
and then glued all the pieces back together.
(and then repeat for all of the shutters)
A better/closeup of the wood grain texture I was talking about.
One of the newly "stained" window shutters.
Olympic opening ceremonies, I was painting cereal boxes. XD
Mock-up with the new door/round window shutters,
and the scrapbook paper siding.
Is it starting to look like a big birdhouse to you?
And then several weeks later I decided that I'd better start working on the interior, starting with the floors;
There's the floor template + 3 soon to be woven mat floors,
made out of-you guessed it!- more cereal boxes. XD
Marked for cutting, and I scored the floors
just like I did with everything else so far.
Pieces to weave into the floor.
Ready to go.
Weaving. (I think this was a box of Honey-Nut Cheerios)
This is what the floors should look like when I'm done.
And that's pretty much where I am with this project. I did finish one of the floors, but I didn't take photos of it yet. Neen mentioned that we had 40 days to finish these, and that was a few weeks ago,...Guess it's a good thing that I picked a primitive style theme this year. Will I finish in time?!!! (Let's hope so)