...........in doing all those fiddly, frustrating and supposedly finishing touches. Ha! Ha! I have been really busy with the Emporium this week and the end is definitely within touching distance. However, I am fast running out of materials and I just know I am going to be slightly short of everything. The touching up will take longer than I have anticipated and I will never be able to match the paint. What do you do with all the edges, and interior doors, and the piece of wood that just won't fit, and the flagstones that crumble into pieces every time you try and cut them?????
Arrrrrgggg!! I could have been heard swearing all the way down the street today!
But, keep calm and take deep breaths, it really is nearly time to start unpacking all the wonderful things that I have ready to go inside. Yippee!
One product that I have used on the Emporium is this Stone Touch which has proved very useful. It is quick, easy to use and you can cover a lot in a short time. I think it would be fun to try on furniture too as it comes in lots of shades. I, of course, have been using grey!
Inside I have used it to cover the stairwall in false stone brick work. I undercoated the MDF and then laid out a grid using very thin tape.
I then cut the pieces off using a craft knife to create a brickwork. Then I sprayed the MDF and left to dry before removing the tape.
Once removed you are left with the grid.
The stone effect is gritty and has an interesting texture which I quite like. I will definitely use it again.
I have been looking at Ebay quite a lot lately because this is the time lots of Halloween items appear. As usual you have to be choosy but I have found a really nice seller from whom I have bought a number of small pieces that I am very pleased with. Have a look at both the Ebay and Etsy shop of The Cottage Kitty for lots of Halloween items. Or visit Julie on her blog where you can see her work. She is a very friendly and helpful lady who I am sure would love to hear your feedback.
Have a great weekend whatever the weather and whatever takes your fancy. I am watching lots of football and playing lots of tennis........and finishing the Emporium!!!!!