Ordinarily in February, we who live in Ontario are hiding away in our homes. Currently we are enjoying spring like temperatures. Birds are singing and the squirrels are mating; even the groundhog says that it is spring here.
All of this warm weather has me twitching to get to Tiny House Ontario and start the work that needs to be done there. With my husband away and nights still below zero, I think that I better stay here with the pack of dogs in Hamilton where the house is heated.
Today, I decided to use the Photoshop program to paint siding on the house. I am NOT an expert at this but a beginner, but with the risk of being made fun of I am going to share with you what Tiny House Ontario looks like with the Typar covered.
I still think I want to cover the house with cedar. I have some algonquin coloured milk paint which I would paint this with once it is on. I guess that this depends on the local saw mill…
P.S. I love photoshop! 😀 You did a good job… it can give you a pretty good idea, can’t it? The real thing will be outstanding, Laura!
Laura this is so cool. I am going to keep this as a favourite to watch your blogging. What a totally neat idea. As I shared with you in the Er that day – I looked after a couple who lived in a tiny house also and is was so interesting – nothing is wasted. They cut their wood for heating and grew their food. Their car was tiny and they existed on very little money. Nature was their daily everchanging best friend. I look forward to watching this sight.
Board and Batten for me is the only way to go. Ironically, if you go with local white cedar and you don’t touch it… you will have almost that exact silver / grey colour. For most people the hardest part is resisting the urge to seal, stain or paint. White cedar on it’s own, untouched will last forever… longer than it will with any additional finish you add to it.
Take a look at 100 year old barns or split cedar rail fencing and the colour… saw a board or a rail in half and you’ll see the original colour.