On New Years Eve i started building whats to become a mouse housed based around the books from Brambly Hedge.
If you have not read the books then here is a link to the beautiful illustrations im totally in love with.This is one of my pinterest boards.
Here is all of my pinterest boards.
I need to add the room divides to the upper floors still but
cant find any suitable wood as yet!
My next step is to strenghten the
structure from the outside. It's all going to be covered in
a faux bark so all the mess will be hidden away.
For the interior im
getting mount board and building onto that before slotting in place,
same for the floors and ceilings. Doing it that way means i wont be
struggling to stain all the wooden beams needed, and will make the
walls easier to paint around all the beams.
I dont need to think of
electrics because im going to use battery powered lighting and have
candles just like the brambly books, so thats a bonus because i dont
have a clue about electrics.
For this build ive used boards from the
back of frames, a drawer, 2 dolls house room boxes and laminate
flooring. It really is quite solid as it stands at the moment
consideering how its been built.
Id say about another 15 inches will be
added to its finished height.
Tomorrow i shall start working on the
exterior strength, and building it up to a more tree like shape. Then
will start on the exterior and do the faux bark effect for the exterior
more towards the end of the build.
The whole build is going to take quite some time, but its my dream and so the time is worth it!
Will pop the odd post here now and again with updates as i move through the stages.