Just a tiny post with an update! The cabin base has been laid and since this photo was taken is dying very well! It's not until you see the size of the base down that you can truly visualise what the cabin will look like, or more importantly how much space I have to play with! The ideas of the surrounding area are being planned, along with plants, tall shrubs and trees (and behind the cabin, we hate bare fences or roofs in view!).
Both the shed and summerhouse have found new homes with the base layers as we decided to buy a new shed a bit later on. ;o)
I was able to buy exactly the colours I wanted for my cabin, both the exterior and interior. This was a massive relief and a dream come true because I did not want to have a repeat of colours and looks as my previous Summerhouse.
For the outside I have Farrow & Ball exterior wood paint (I've bought and ordered the primer and undercoat in the recommended colour - bone. It is also acts like the top coat and thus gives a protective coating etc), both for the actual building, doors and window frames. I want my window boxes a soft pink, the colour on the test pots is not at all accurate, and it is infact the pink I want - pale! lol I've had to order the Farrow & Ball paint as a special order. Farrow & Ball do their entire colour range in any finish you want; not many if any ranges do that. So I have pale apple green for the main cabin, a warm cream for the doors etc and pale pink for the window boxes. :o)))
I have to confess a monitor or phone screen doesn't quite show the true colour, but you have an idea here.
For the inside I have pale pink for the walls and a pale cream for the ceiling. I found white in my summerhouse rather cold in the winter and I want to give the feeling of warmth to the walls this time. Yes, it will be heated! lol :oP
I will have pink and white check curtains that show on the outside of the cabin windows (cream roller blinds for the doors), but for the inside a mix and match of fabrics to give a shabby chic feel, as this will match all my furniture and accessories that I will have on shelves etc.
I have been far too busy this week to do any mini work on my tiny 1/48th retro caravan, it's been entirely manic and my little head has been spinning just like Linda Blair's in The Exorcist! lol! I am hopeful to progress further with the tiny furniture in the coming days! :oP
The cabin is due to be constructed this week...everything crossed and then we can get painting etc!
I hope you don’t mind my ramblings and madness! :o))