Category: "The Brownstone"

The Brownstone - timber grid, part 6

by brae  

Continuing work on the timber grid.  The side wall opposite the addition is the largest solid wall in the build.  I used the same technique as the side wall of the addition, with 5/16" x 1/8" grid boards and 1/16" thick filler pieces.   I thought about… more »

The Brownstone - parlor fireplace

by brae  

Awhile back, I mentioned buying a fireplace lot on eBay.  I sold one Sue Cook piece back on eBay and kept four others.  Two from the lot were the same shape with slight coloration differences. They are heavy, well made and have crisp detailing.  The… more »

The Bay Tree - part 3

by brae  

Continuing work on the Bay Tree kit from The Miniature Garden.  I painted the branches a mix of dark grey brown and used a stylus to add a center vein to all of the leaves in the package.  I figured I would curl all of the leaves even if I ended up have… more »

The Brownstone - Wallpapers and accessories

by brae  

Barbara sent me another care package, this time including more fabulous Brodnax wallpapers.  I'll use a couple of these in The Brownstone for sure! She also included two Heidi Ott luggage pieces, a trunk and a book of maps. These are very well made… more »

The Brownstone - the forgotten stone detailing

by brae  

One nice thing about doing a recap post is that I see things I forgot.  :D  I was looking over the color mockup I made using the original Sketchup image from Mike. I missed adding the stone to the grid portions.  Luckily, I am only halfway… more »

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