Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Bats Received and 50 Follower Announcement

Last week I received a package for a giveaway I won from . I apologize for  not posting this until now, but I have been working a ton of hours! Thank you, thank you for my batty goodies! I love them to death!

Eventually the tower room in my Villa is going to be sort of an alchemists lair, so these will fit right in! The hand-stitched pillows are adorable and look at the tiny little beads on the necklaces! The book is so cute I may have to put it in my bookshop till the Villa is done.

I especially love this little bat stool-my favorite! It is just divine! The detailing is awesome! Love, love, love it!!

Thank you soooo... much!! keeping with the spirit of blog giveaways I have decided to do my own when I get 50 followers :)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Faux Copper Flashing

I am so excited to finally be starting on the Villa! Santa was very good to me and brought lots of goodies for it, including an entire kitchen. How on Earth did he fit it in his bag?! I will save all of those surprises for a later post.

In keeping with the Italian Villa styling, I am finishing the roof in Spanish barrel tiling- I ordered some plastic sheeting that simulates those tiles, but vastly underestimated how much I would need (the Villa is huge!) so I am waiting on another package to come.

I love copper detailing on roofs and decided to make the overhang reflect that (only the edge and underside will show.)

I had a few rolls of foil type strips that were very gold on one side and silver on the other. Copper strips can be pretty expensive and since I already had this material, why not use it? After gluing it along the edges I painted over it with copper colored acrylic paint. I may add some "age" to the paint later.
Shiny gold before paint.

Muted copper added to edges.