I have spent my day sanding and prepping my restoration, I think to restore you should compliment the original build, you can see a previous attempt at restoration/decoration which I’m having to undo. I mean really how much gloss paint do you need?
I am going bonkers drawing individual bricks on my latest commission, Flemish bond so it’s harder than usual. Here’s a before and during, it’s not finished yet though.. it’s coming on..
Restoration.. from some tiny pieces of the original, used as a template to hand make new mouldings, you can see before during and after.. Yes I know it may look a little basic, but it is an exact copy of what was there originally. Remember it’s 200 years old..
Painting whilst I eat Easter eggs….
An update on a restoration. It is really important that I re use and repair as much of the original woodwork that I can on this 1800’s house. Where I have had to make new components I have used the originals as templates so they are an exact match. Nothing is glued in yet, I’m still building. My talented God father, Ron Barker has handmade the mouldings for this house for me as lots were missing, Thanks Ron. Xx
I wanted to show I don’t always do period designs.. I have just installed an aquarim fitted into a living room wall, see the compass for scale. I have turned the lights off in the room so you scan see it better…..
I wanted to show I don’t always do period designs.. I have just installed an aquarim fitted into a living room wall, see the compass for scale. I have turned the lights off in the room so you scan see it better..
I only get time for my own projects in the evening. I have been inspired by a room known as the ‘spite house’ a house specifically made to annoy your neighbours…. History, what fun!! Anyway, I still have the lighting to do and to clutter it up a bit.
Sneak a peak at an upcoming commission of mine. Over 100 years old, I know she needs work, but I love this house. Haunted no?