Don't be so quick to "pass" on the ugly houses you see at yard sales.....those ugly ducklings can turn into swans with a little paint and some trim...lol!
Sometimes I just brush paint on the existing colors that I don't like, but this one got sprayed all over with white spray paint.
On this one, I just brushed paint on the roof, pillars, steps, and and window frames. I just use craft paint....like folkart or whatever brand has the color I like.
Once I have the houses painted, the fun really begins. I hot glue all kinds of trim on them. I found the rose trim and sacks of roses in the photo on the left at Joann's and the trims in the photo on the right came from HL.
I was able to do both houses with 2 yards of the rose trim and one package of the individual roses.
I bought 5 rolls of trim at HL and used about 3/4 of it on these two houses.
I've tried to get plenty of close up's to give you an idea of how I applied the trims
I took my photos on the kitchen counter because the lighting is so good......
But this is not where I plan to leave my new houses......
I will add the lights and show you where they found a home later!
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