First I had to get one of my work tables cleared off, and oh boy was that a mess! Now I can leave the house on one table as long as it takes for it to get finished. (Which will be a while)
And of course I made the ultimate rookie mistake and started punching out parts BEFORE reading the instructions, cause I was so excited to get started.
My first decisions have been to use a textured spray paint on the outside walls of the cottage as a base. Have any of you ever tried this paint?
Also I've made the decision to make my own front door as I do not like the one in the kit and want an old looking door with black hinges on it. As you can see in the pictures below, I forgot to use my cutting mat underneath the first cuts and therefore cut into my table - ugggghhhh! I can see there will be many, many mistakes made while learning this process! LOL!
So, first project is to get my door made to fit and look the way I want. I am beginning with a blank piece of balsa wood that I've cut to size with the kit door and I'll show you later how the almost finished door looks - much to still do to it now!
Thanks for stopping by for a spell and come back often to see what kind of a mess I've made of things. Perhaps I'll get a few things done right the first time, but I doubt it!!! ;)