Saturday, 23 September 2017

Remedial work on the Basement grouting.

So after the disaster that was the grouting on the San Franciscan basement, I pouted about it for a few days, sort solace from my friends over at Greenleaf, then pulled myself together and set about fixing it.

I took to it with my husband's toothbrush... ( I bought him a new one first ;) ) and some lime/calcium cleaner. I wet it liberally and then literally chiseled away at each little stone removing the bulk of the excess grout with an exacto blade. Then scrub, scrub, scrub!

After that I painted the stones that had lost their colour with Windsor & Newton Brush-markers. I learnt about those little miracle workers from Jodi over at My Miniature Madness. Great blog.. go and follow now. :D

Thank you dear Jodi... I learn so much from your blog!

Then I gave them a liberal coating of matt sealer and ta-da!



It looks soooo much better... still a few little touch ups to do but I feel much better about where this is going now.  :)



8 comments:

  1. Oh they look so much brighter! Gorgeous looking. Well done.

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  2. Oh, yes...much better! Well done! :D

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  3. Now that is a charming foundation if there ever was one! I am glad you showed it who was boss and scrubbed it into submission! :O)
    Can't wait to see the next installment of "How to win at challenging dollhouse building"! :OP
    It's going to be a stunningly beautiful and coveted home!

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    1. Haha.. That's a great title for a book Jodi. You should write it. :D
      Thanks for all your help and pep talks.

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  4. It looks absolutely amazing! I actually didn't think it looked bad with all the messy grouting, but this is really slick, clean and polished!

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    1. Thanks Sam.. appreciate the comment. It's encouraging to get others opinions. :)

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