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#1 SamBates

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 05:14 PM

Well, since the forum got changed around I can't find where to start a blog or a gallery, but I have my own blog here.

Right now I'm working on filling in gaps and cracks with wood filler. It's harder than I thought. Wood filler is not the consistency I was hoping for. Maybe I could just put plants around the outside of the house? I am thinking of plenty of ways to hide things.
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Posted 04 August 2011 - 08:03 PM

Have you considered filling your gaps with spackling compound?
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Posted 07 August 2011 - 11:08 AM

I've never seen or used it, but I was wondering if it might have been the better choice. At this point I'm sick of sanding stuff though.
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Posted 10 August 2011 - 05:12 PM

Ugh! I started to paint the outside of the house today and it's not looking very good. :unsure: I had to use a small brush to get around all the windows and now the paint looks... patchy. Yikes.
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Posted 13 August 2011 - 12:43 PM

The paint is looking better now. I've glued on all the trim and I'm working on the door. I can't find any hinges in the right size, which is a bummer.
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Posted 13 August 2011 - 07:58 PM

If you want the effect of ornamental hinges and a working door you could sandwich strips of chamois, twill tape or some other sturdy material between the halves of the door and the wall & door trim, and use snippets of paper lace or cardstock painted black for the ornamental hinge.
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