Saturday, April 4, 2009

The sun finally came out....

So, I decided to get a little work done on the Star Wars Toystore. I went ahead and used the bucket of All Purpose Joint Compound that we had left over from the bathroom project. (Even told the bf I was using it, and that he'd just have to buy more when he finally gets around to finishing the bathroom.) Friday afternoon, I got the whole house 'iced'. It worked as well as the plaster, however, it does crack as it dries~ maybe it was too thick in areas?

Here the joint compound is still wet......I was finishing up the left side.

Then this morning, I decided to add sand. I had a bag of black sand left over from another project, so in it went. I used this mixture to do the street...it looks gray, but is drying white. I like how it looks, and think I may go back over the whole house with this mixture...maybe. First I want to paint to two different areas, and see which one looks better. I'm thinking the sand mixture is, but if I can get away with the house like it is, then I will....I'm ready to paint!!

Here's a close up of the door jam......I'll probably do the floor on the inside of the house the same way......

Even took it out in the yard for a picture....I'm thinking when it's done I need to take it to the beach for a really neat picture...Either that or I need to find a kid with a big sandbox!!!

What's this? We even have a visitor......Thank God he kept his feet out of my wet sand mixture or he'd have it looking like Hollywood Blvd! ((Actually, now that I'm thinking of it, that may be fun to do.....))

And the last picture for the day is of the cracking that has occurred....The bf says it makes it more authentic.........Guess once I get the paint on it, we will see.........
Ok, little house....hurry up and dry, so I can paint you!

8 comments:

Liberty Biberty said...

Now that is looking really good. You are so clever!
Mercedes

rosanna said...

This is the hard part: wait for drying! I never wait enough!

A. Wright said...

This is just very cool. Can't wait to watch it evolve!

Caseymini said...

Katie, it is looking good. If you don't like the cracks when you are finished you can always stuff them with more joing compound and dry again. I kind of like them.It makes the building more interesting and not so new looking.

Debbie said...

Wow you've done loads Katie.can't wait to see it finished..

Kat The Hat Lady said...

Wow this look really professional! Love Chewie! Brings back lovely memories of when I was a child making the hoth planet on the dinning room table with polystyrene! I had a Chewbacca doll with C3P0 in a net on his back! I thought he was the coolest figure ever ha ha! Happy Days! :-)

MiniKat said...

That is looking fantastic!

Sans said...

I love it. Agrees too that cracks are good. I am trying to age my minis all the time so if I were you, I will keep the cracks. I think you are lucky to get them !