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Old 08-02-2014, 09:13 PM
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Talking The Olde Coach House Project

Hi all,

I bought this house with my grandparents inheritance as I wanted something in the house that would remind me of them and as they bought me my first dolls house years ago it seemed appropriate.

This is my third house. I've just (reluctantly) sold a large Georgian dolls house recently that I built as we only have space for the one large house.

I actually enjoy building/decorating more than just buying the furniture so a lot of the things I will be crafting myself and after reading some of the threads on here I thought it would be nice to post my progress as it always good to get feedback...and I'm boring my Fiance to death haha!

I'll post pictures of my progress so far soon along with the other house I've just sold...
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Old 08-02-2014, 09:19 PM
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Default Recently sold project...

I can't download the pictures from eBay so if you want to see you can view the item by typing this item number in the search in eBay it's 231139136558.

I'll get some pictures of the current house soon...
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Old 08-02-2014, 10:33 PM
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So I have had the house for a year now. Progress has been slow and steady. Firstly because I'm a busy Sales manager at work, secondly because I'm always busy with friends/family and lastly because I'm a bit of a perfectionist and really want to make this a great project using the best materials that I can get my hands on. With this in mind I'd rather it take 10 years to complete and be a real head turner and something I can be proud of for my grandparents rather than rushing it.

I've painted the whole house in an MDF primer and at least 2 coats of white silk paint. This will be the final finished coating on the outside but I'm still debating on how to decorate the inside! I decided early on that I want to use real brick slips/ tiles/ wood flooring wherever possible to make it as authentic as possible no matter how long it takes to do this! The pictures show my progress so far with a close photo of one of the bricked areas which have all been hand assembled and grouted. I'll have to add them as 4 separate posts as if I try to add another photo it replaces the first one...don't know if I may be doing something wrong?

I look forward to your comments, thanks for looking!
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Old 08-02-2014, 10:34 PM
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Old 08-02-2014, 10:37 PM
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Bricks individually attached and grouted
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Old 08-02-2014, 10:38 PM
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Welcome to the forum T....
You have a lovely house there - quite unusual in its layout - I'm sure it's going to be beautiful....
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This is going to look great! Can't wait to see how you will fix this place up. Looking forward to hearing more
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Hi and welcome from me too.
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:15 AM
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Welcome to you "T" for Trouble

I wish you a wonderful time working on this lovely property and sharing with us your progress

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Old 09-02-2014, 07:17 AM
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Hi T welcome to this friendly forum. You have a nice property there with lots of potential. Will be looking forward to your progress.
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