Oh my, the garden house is coming right along ... I even decided on a name and made this name 'plate' for above the door. I found the border for it at Graphics Fairy, and enlarged it, printing it out on four pages. Then I cut it out closely and decoupaged it in pieces onto the painted wood. Next I stamped the words 'chawton cottage' last of all adding a silhouette of Jane Austen, who wrote most of her books while living in Chawton Cottage at the bequest of her brother, in Chawton England in the early 1800's pretty much until her death.
This cottage has just been a dream come true ... the plans have evolved over the last 5 or 6 years, and yes, the spandral determined the pitch of the roof.
To see the evolution of the building of the cottage this summer you can check out 1. its beginnings, then you can see it painted with the 2. door and spandral in place, and also see it after the side 3. patchwork window walls are added. I think I am getting very close to a final revel ... and I can hardly wait!!!
I originally considered putting the name on a board sign, and then attaching it to the cottage, but when the thought of using a border instead, came to me, I liked it. Of course there are many, many coats of clear varnish sprayed over the decoupage and stamping to protect them from the weather.