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Topic: Birdhouse Lamp Progress: Input on Roof  (Read 749 times)
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« on: January 04, 2012 07:24:12 PM »

I'm liking how the birdhouse is turning out... though I'm not sure if I've picked the best approach to the roof.

I am trying to go for sort of a whimsical look.  I was trying to figure out something that would let light through the top.  I had considered just lining sticks up and letting light come through the cracks.  Hubby is thinking that may be better... at least with what he pictures in his mind.  I'm not sure yet.  I want whimsy, but not pile o'junk either.  I guess I thought that if a bird were to build a house with glass in the walls, they might weave other items together to make a roof.

I plan still to paint the exterior.  I am thinking warm neutrals/cream/golds/browns/whites that would compliment the cool tones of the glass and canaray.  I planned to use a sponge brush to build textures.

Or I might use a palette of greens/blues/hint of brown

What do you think of the project thus far?

I used some of the wire mesh and wove plastic through it to create the windown panel.  I  plan to do the same for the other side.  That was also part of why I thought weaving plastic might work for the roof.  I really like the windows, the roof might be a bit much.

I hate that point of a project where it could still turn out really cool...  but only if you don't make the wrong color/technique choice.  Cheesy  I'm enjoying the project...  Just proceeding slowly at this point.

Edited to add:  I was thinking about the project last night.  I thought perhaps I could combine the two ideas...  I may go out in our grove of trees looking for the smallest twigs I can find.  If I soak them in water, I may be able to weave them through the twig frame.  Then I might selectively weave a few strips of plastic through that for a compromise of sorts.  I don't know if that would work out to be what I'm aiming for either.
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