Everything seems to be leading to the roof now...
Even the wee banister I've made with craft sticks:
I think I'm not going to glue the banister down. Just like the stairs, you can leave them out. Just hope you have a dolly piece of furniture that won't fall through!!!
I Hate Shingles!!
Not really, but yes!!!
All the dyeing and drying before one can do a thing!! I feel like Lili Von Schtupp in Blazing Saddles, "I'm so tired!!".
I usually end up with about two dye baths per roof to get the color I want. I use Rit Fabric Dye and salt. Three colors this time. Scarlet, Dark Brown, and a tiny bit of Black. And I never rinse the shingles. The final color? Its a crap shoot really.
|The first dye with Rit Dye, Scarlet. The final dye with Dark Brown added and a little Black.|
The Stuff Before the Roof Goes On
While all that dyeing and drying was going on I had to figure the angle and cut my beams for the attic ceiling. I am a glutton for punishment!!
I made a template of the attic peak area by putting the dollhouse on its back and drawing its profile. Then I cut my beams on the perpendicular to the angle for the top and where the beam meets the attic wall. I messed up a couple of times!!
Look! Half a roof on already!!