here are a couple quick pictures of the cottage from the outside. and by the way i need to stop calling it a cottage because i just don't like the sound of that word. plus it makes me feel like i'm in a fairytale and i'm probably not cast as the frolicking maiden at this point. which leaves the hairy old child eating witch. heretofore cottage will be called 676. got it?
there are definitely improvements to be made as it's a bit barren looking and there are some things strewn about the yard. all in good time. also, purple door gotta go.
yesterday we tried smoothing out the gritty surface of one of the main room walls with some plaster. it was a good experiment and i may try to do another wall with the same material but you gotta mix it up yourself and it hardens in the bucket fairly quickly and it's messy.
the surface did not come out smooth, per se, but it did eliminate the bumpy texture. now it has more of a stucco thing happening. i'm going to sand it and see how it looks.
i think next i'll buy a big bucket of joint compound and try that. it's premixed, dries softer and will stay workable in the bucket.
been thinking about the woodwork painting bit. right now it feels best to start the painting in the kitchen...the cabinets are super campy and i have no qualms painting them. then i'll probably do the window trim and wainscoting but not the big paneled wall with the wood stove (which does work by the way!) leave that be for awhile and see how i feel. solid plan, yes?
thanks for your comments last post! i MEGA appreciate all the input.
was MEGA an 80's word? my decades all blend together at this point.
the new word i've been working with: SWAG.
DAMN GIRL, YOU GOT SOME SWAG!
yeah, i'm talkin' to you.