A Completed Cottage
Here’s a couple of photos of the completed cottage. Once again, I used a single coat of satin finish polyurethane all over the carving. The fact that the first coat soaks into the bark leaves a very matted surface, which I like for this type of carving. I could put a second coat on but it would leave it just slightly glossy even though the polyurethane is a satin finish.
The door knobs are the rounded ends of pop rivets. I just pulled the sleeve off of the end of a pop rivet, cut off an inch or so of the rod and tapped them into drilled holes in the bark. A quick coat of black acrylic and a touch of copper penny acrylic finished them off nicely.
What do you think?
Fabulous looking piece,beautifully made and I love the pulleys and basket,it will look amazing on your wall and it deserves to be shown off,I’m sure Peggy is delighted with it.
Thank-you Lynne. Peggy likes it a lot and it’s hanging in our hallway right now.
Looks great! I love the way you pay attention to detail like the darkened chimney top from years of burning wood in the fireplace. Awesome!
Thanks Cheryl. I used a torch to burn the inside and some of the “brick” around the chimney. Still smells a bit…like the real thing!