Milo Valley Farm - base and foundation, part 3

by brae  

Continuing work on the base and foundation.  It was suggested by a Greenleaf member that I prime the foundation wood, so I did that.  I then applied a slightly thinner coating of stucco patch and pressed in the aquarium gravel.  I set the foundation upside down to make sure the upper edge was flat and uniform.

The sample I had made turned very yellow and I wasn't sure how well the material would stain once dry, so I added a black brown paint wash while the stucco was still wet.

This darkened the grout just enough to start.  A few of the stones didn't want to stay.  Might have been a combo of the thinner application and the added water from the paint wash.  No worries.  :]  I glued the wayward stones back in place and they held.

Once dry, I applied some more stucco material in areas where it seemed too thin.  Looks like the walls have been repaired over the years.  :D

To the new grout, I added a brown paint wash to remove the brightness.  I can dirty this up more later, as needed.

Looks good for scale.  :]

Any gaps or exposed areas of the wood foundation will be addressed in later landscaping.

7 comments

Comment from: Chris M. [Visitor]
It looks very good! Putting on the brown paint wash before it hardened is a particularly good idea . I am so glad you are back to posting again. I understand why you were away with the moving and all, but I really missed reading about your builds. You have really clever ideas and you are so generous about sharing them. Thanks for sharing!
03/24/15 @ 20:55
Comment from: azteclady [Visitor]
I love how much thought goes into each step of the build.
03/24/15 @ 21:04
Comment from: pepper [Visitor]
The base looks like it has a bit of age to it with the paint weathering. It's looking good =0)
03/25/15 @ 02:07
Comment from: Blondie [Visitor]
I can hear the wee farmer grumbling about having to patch that old foundation again. Ha!
03/25/15 @ 14:30
Comment from: elizabeth s [Visitor]
I like the way your stonework finished up and you did a Great job with the aging, too! The slope in the landscaping adds a lot of visual interest and extra appeal. :))
03/25/15 @ 21:00
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thanks so much!!! It's good to be back in the swing. :>>
03/25/15 @ 21:41
Comment from: Madformod [Visitor]
Perfect!
03/27/15 @ 05:53


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