I'm about 90% done with the brick and stone work for the house; the next step is painting and grouting, and then installing the exterior doors and windows. I'm planning on writing another post a little later on about how I got to where I am, and what I've learned (especially what I've learned not to do!), but in the meantime I figured I'd post a few pictures of the almost finished product.
One piece of advice I do have, though, right off the bat is to buy your egg cartons wholesale--especially if you plan on covering an area of any size. I've used more egg cartons than you can shake a stick at on this project, and apart from being highly impractical buying 50 or so cartons' worth of actual eggs is quite expensive. However, you can buy them by the hundred (or more) for about 30 cents a carton. Better! If you don't have access to a feed store, etc, egg cartons of all shapes and sizes are available on Amazon.
|Waiting for the porch...|
|The farmhouse is going to have a little damage, since this is supposed to be an old building (albeit in overall good repair).|
Thoughts? Questions, comments, concerns for when I write the longer how to post?