Thursday, March 4, 2010

1:48 scale Greenhouse project

Hello eveyone! Today I wanted to introduce you to my half scale greenhouse project and thought to pass on a little tip as well.

I found this little greenhouse while still living in Florida back in 2008 and started working on it after we settled here. It quickly got set aside again after I rejoined the workforce.
Faux painting has always been a passion of mine and I love playing around with colors like the stone on this project. You are still able to see the original color on the inside. Don't mind the empty vines, they will bloom again soon. Actually, you might be able to see that the glass cracked in transit so this really is a cover up. Speaking of cover ups, there is a product on the glass in these photos which is explained below.

This flooring is a section of wallpaper that has been in my stash forever. If you are like me you change your mind several times before making a final choices and I am now thinking that this floor is a bit too gray for the Hawaiian light. I have also started carving out the support columns and archways that mimic the front side.

Here is my little tip for you. Paint some type of  masking product on the glass prior to painting. 'Painting' this product on was much easier than applying tape before painting or scraping with a razor after. This particular product is part of a line meant for glass etching. It is super easy to apply AND remove. If you look at the top right roof section you can see where it has been removed.


Norma said...

Thanks for the tip Cheryl, I think we are all always looking for products that will make life easier.

Looking forward to seeing those vines, and indeed the whole project, come to life :)

The Old Maid said...

Great greenhouse!Thanks for sharing tip with us:)

Eva said...

It's so beautiful..I love it.

aru said...

Me gusta mucho el proyecto y además me gusta que sea en escala 1:48.


Kim said...

what an awesome tip Cheryl- I would never have thought of it! I look forward to seeing you work on the conservatory!

Ana said...

Hi Cheryl, lovely conservatory,I´m found of greenhouses, thanks for the tip.

Johanna said...

Such a beautiful greenhouse you got there :)

mr. pineapple man said...

the first pic looks like its humongous but then the one with the bottle next to it made me realize that it was a mini :)