We are expanding!

No no no.  Not as in having another baby.  Or wait, I guess we should say we have expanded.  As in, remember this?

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Well… it has been bothering me.  I feel like its too tiny.  When something bothers me, it builds until I can no longer ignore it, so on Saturday I picked up my bread knife and went to town on this lil’ guy.

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At first, Iris was quite confused about what I was doing to her house.  I eventually got out a new box and began to cut it up and she warmed up to the idea of an addition real quick.

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To the point that she wouldn’t even get out of the new box.  I like your enthusiasm, kid!  After I got the new “room” cut and reinforced, I squared it up to the old house and taped/hot glued the crap out of it.

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Look!  A box next to another box!

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That box got a roof!20170311_13503220170311_200722

As the project progressed I decided that the ultimate cute houses have dormers.  MUST HAVE A DORMER.  I will tell ya, that thing was a pain in the booty to get glued on there.  And it is tilted.  It super bothers me to look at it.  I have the urge to rip it off and try it again, but ain’t nobody got time for that…

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I added birdies to the dormer.  And this is where I also burned the crap out of my finger.  Every time I start a new project I can’t find my glue gun, so Eric runs out and buys another one.  Well, normally it is a low temp glue gun- I am way to impatient to handle hot glue… to spare my poor hands a low temp gun is the way to go.  This time, it was a high temp gun and my ring finger paid dearly.  Not even a cookie would cure my pain.  That should tell you how serious of a burn it was.

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Interior shot, notice I rearranged the pictures.

This time, instead of smushing myself into a tiny box, I measured the size of the wall, cut extra cardboard to the correct size and pre-wrapped and decorated the walls before gluing them down.  SO MUCH EASIER.  Lemme tell ya’ that’s the route to go.

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Exterior
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Exterior

Ta-da!  Woo!  I did it!  I just want to punch that dormer in the face, other than that I have a few more things to fix up- gotta add that duct tape trim and crown molding.  What?  My kid has high standards.

 

 

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