Milo Valley Farm - siding, part 3

by brae  

Continuing work on the siding.  I sanded the exterior surface to age the wood and bring back some of the grain.

I marked where the interior wall beams will be on the outside with tiny pencil marks.  I didn't measure precisely since nails wouldn't be completely even in real life.

I used an awl to indent each of these marks, two per board.

Interestingly, when I pushed on the pencil marks, the graphite remained reflective and looked like tiny nail heads.  :D  Happy accident.

I tapped my utility blade along the bottom edge to wear out the lower edge.  It's subtle but it's a good texture.

I used a watery paint mixture of Terra Cotta and brown to make rusty nail halos with a tiny brush.  The paint sank into the indentations, and I dabbed the excess with a tissue along the way.

Yes, it's tedious...but the detail will add to the realism in the end.  :]

I didn't add this detailing to the top edge since the trim board will cover that area.

I think the siding looks fabulous with the stone foundation.  :]

10 comments

Comment from: Debora [Visitor]
It looks fabulous! I love the nail details.
05/25/15 @ 12:32
Comment from: marlene [Visitor]
your eye for detail makes every project you undertake so much better.
05/25/15 @ 13:17
Comment from: Bill [Visitor]
Once again, instead of the Devil, it is actually the Angel that is in the details! Who would have believed the way that rusty nails took this to another level?
05/25/15 @ 13:30
Comment from: Wanda Waterfield [Visitor]
Love the nail detail Brae, I may borrow this idea!
05/25/15 @ 16:17
Comment from: Keli [Visitor]
The rusty nails are a great touch, it's looking nice.
05/25/15 @ 18:02
Comment from: azteclady [Visitor]
I would have never thought of it, yet I'm sure most of us would have noticed the lack in a life size abandoned barn if there weren't any rusty nails on the siding. I love it!
05/25/15 @ 19:41
Comment from: 12Create [Visitor]
Fabulous. Love the aging and nail details.
05/26/15 @ 02:41
Comment from: Puffetossan [Visitor]
Such lovely and exquisite work! Thank you for the inspiration!
05/30/15 @ 02:34
Comment from: Lyssa [Visitor]
Ooooh! That looks fantastic! All the extra little, albeit tedious, steps you take during the build are beyond worth it in the end. That's why your stuff looks so dang awesome!!
06/01/15 @ 12:01
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you! :>>
06/09/15 @ 11:31


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