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The front
Then it was down to hard graft scraping and filling and painting the front. This is as far as I've got now, the front is not attached, I've painted two of the spindles of the balcony gold as I thought this was most likely with this style of house, but I've only seen a black and white drawing and two over painted ones so I don't know if I should add some gold lines ( opinions welcome please) I also think I've chosen the wrong paint for the windows, I used Matt and I think they should be glossier. Liz had photocopied some window blinds which I havnt replaced yet, and some windows need new glass. If you look at the pillar on the left hand side at the bottom, you can see a decorative thingy, I found some evidence that there should be three more of them at each corner of the porch. I shall have to try to make them and put them into place.
Posted by Val Hill on July 11, 2017 Full Size|



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1:32 PM on July 17, 2017 
What a transformation, it looks wonderful.
4:55 AM on July 15, 2017 
Brilliant job Val.
6:27 AM on July 14, 2017 
Lovely transformation. It's all looking good!
Zoe H
5:33 PM on July 13, 2017 
This looks excellent, Val.

You could always put a layer of gloss varnish over the paint on the windows.
Val Hill
9:49 AM on July 13, 2017 
Edel says...
Would very short lengths of the right shape coving do for the decorative "thingys"?

Its possible. It is very similar to the window supports on the Triang 60 series, I know I replaced one of them using a decorative moulding from a DIY shop, if only I can find where I put it.
9:38 AM on July 13, 2017 
Would very short lengths of the right shape coving do for the decorative "thingys"?
3:44 PM on July 12, 2017 
Wow what a change you've accomplished
12:34 PM on July 12, 2017 
What a transformation, the gold spindles look nice and like the colour you used for the roof and base. A lovely house now.

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