Yes, it really has been awhile since I've shown any progress on this one. Now that I have a workshop again, I've been able to really move forward on this project. I've done quite a bit of bashing, as you can see. The kitchen and bathroom just weren't large enough so I extended the bays out another two inches; made an incredible difference. I also decided that instead of soooo many windows in the bedroom (and as a result, less wall space for furniture), I'd put one of the bedroom windows in the bathroom instead; since the bathroom didn't have a window. The bathtub will go under the window.
The main color of the house is a light, creamy tan color. The trimwork is white. The difference is subtle, yet in my opinion, elegant. I'm very pleased with the color choice and I can't wait to see more of it as the house continues to come together; especially with all the Victorian trimwork and details. I'm also experimenting with different finishes for the front porch. Right now, stone tiles are in place but I feel they may be too much once the stone foundation is done. I may just end up doing it in wood to match the door.
Trimming the clapboard to fit around the special shapes of the windows has been interesting, to say the least. I have had to hold the window trims in place without gluing them in, at first, and trace around them onto the clapboard. Then, I take the clapboard to my bandsaw and cut out most of the shape. The finishing touches are done with my Dremel sanding drums. I think everything is turning out very well so far.
The contractor for the livingroom/parlor has gone on holiday without cleaning up his mess! But the room is coming together nicely and I'm looking forward to seeing it with the chandelier and the window trims in place.
Well, that's it for now. Stay tuned for the next episode of 120 Copper Court! ;O)