Re-exploring Key West

Monday, February 25, 2013

One a Month Bunch - Finished Project - Tropical Shotgun House

I belong to a yahoo group that promotes finishing those unfinished projects that linger around.   I think all of us who do projects occasionally find a project that just doesn't want to get finished and seems to linger around mocking you.

I have a cottage that resembles a shotgun house.   There are many of that style house in Key West.   I wanted a house that resembled the Key West Shotgun.

This is what I had on my shelf.   An assembled house - wallpapered and painted. 

I also had a basket of things that I thought might work when the house was finished.   These items sat there for months.   The 'one a month bunch' sounded like a good thing.  After I put my name on the list, I debated contacting the monitors of the group and asking them to take my name off the list.   Well, I am not a quitter so I decided to give it a shot and stay dedicated to finishing it.   Well it was finished last night - 4 days before the deadline. 

Finished House.   Furnished and landscaped. 

Dining Room  

Master Bedroom 

Guest room   


The front porch.   I think I could it there all day.   

The back of the house displaying a couple different types of 
palms and two trellis.  

The living room - lots of red (my favorite color).

The Kitchen. 

The back of the house.   I enclose some scenes in fish tanks.   They are really clear, well constructed, and they stack.   I cut Plexiglas the size of the top and then they are dust proof (or as near dust proof as you can get).

Back Patio - ready for a  barbecue.   And what would a Florida scene be without flamingos?
I am certainly happy that I didn't wimp out and have my name taken off the list.   Another project down and I am really happy about it.   

1 comment:

The grandmommy said...

I am glad you didnt wimp out also. You did an excellent job! I especially like the outdoor sitting area.:-)