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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Rocks? What Rocks?

I am finished messing with rocks!  Except for the painting...

I decided to do the roof floor in slate, for a more unified look.

I cut the bottom out of one of the movie trays.  It was more than enough for the rooftop.

My method of madness when doing a floor like this is to start at one corner and cut a piece out of the corner of the piece of tray.  

I cut one piece at a time as I go and stick it next to the first piece...The third to the second and so on.  It makes for a faster floor.  It's kind of like dissecting a jigsaw puzzle.

If I do it this way, I know that the pieces are going to fit.  Sometimes I have to do a little extra cutting at the end, but for the most part it is easy. It took less than a half hour...Start to finish.

After I got that done, I went to work on the other side.

I like the way the first side turned out better than the second.

The first side, I did the wall first and then fitted the slate into that.

The second I did the slate and then the wall.  It turned out thinner. I may go back and see if I can widen it a bit, to match the front.

Now all I have to do is paint and I will essentially be done with the outside. 

The nice thing is, the front and the slate are ready to paint.  By the time I am finished with those, maybe the other side will be dry. Wish me luck!

See you tomorrow.


Lené said...

Congratulations! It is looking really unique with all the pretty crenelations.

Steinworks said...

I wish you luck cause if I were doing this house i'd have had a senior moment and forgotten what I needed to question if I wanted to clay and glue to plastic would it hold?

thanks in advance


Caseymini said...

Marisa, I am afraid I can't answer that one. I have never tried that combination. I would think it would work, but I am just guessing. Good luck with the experiment!