Monday, April 27, 2009

Brick, Brick and more Brick!





It took me awhile to decide on what to do with the exterior of my Scandinavian Country Store. After researching the architecture of the area I choose to make brick walls out of egg cartons. I discovered this is a very slow process and requires a lot of patience. I don't know if me being a perfectionist was the problem or if I was doing it wrong, but I'm not happy with the final results. I found that making the actual rocks was easy. It was the smoothing of the grout around the bricks that I found difficult and frustrating. After hours and hours of trying to perfect it, and not ruin more than I already did, I decided to be done. I'm not 100% happy with it, but if I want to make the deadline for the Greenleaf Spring Contest I need to move on. 

7 comments :

  1. I think it looks great, Rachel. I love the brickwork around the door and windows.

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  2. It looks great--what a clever way to recycle egg cartons!

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  3. I think it looks wonderful what did you use to grout it with??
    Jennifer

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  4. I used regular grout that you'd use in a life-size bath tub.

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  5. You've done a brilliant job on the stonework.

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  6. The stonework looks really really good...can't wait to see how you finish this!

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  7. Love the stonework on this little kit! I really like the detail around the windows.

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