Outside View

Outside View
The Exterior View of New Orleans Townhouse

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Passageway to the Courtyard

Behind the double doors on the ground level is the passageway that leads to the entrance of the house, the courtyard and to the out building. I started with plastic brick sheets and cut them to fit the walls and floor. I spray painted them with a base coat of Colonial Red for the walls and followed that up with light coverage of stone effect spray paint. Then I applied premixed mortar mix sold by miniatures.com to the grout lines, wiped lightly so not to clean off the bricks completely to simulate peeling stucco walls. On the floor I used a gray base coat on the floor's bricks and granite stone effect over the top. The floor is not attached yet because I want to "age" it with paint and pastels. The ceiling is painted wood flooring sold at Hobby Lobby and square wood dowels for beams. The lighted pictures were before the ceiling was installed.

This is the door to the house

The door with the coach light held in place temporarily with tape

This is the inspiration picture. I left the ceiling light out because it made the space too bright

These are the doors to the passageway

View of the courtyard, outbuilding and door to the house


  1. Awesome! This is becoming more and more dramatic!

  2. I like it, I like it very much!! :)

  3. This project is looking great! Love this latest addition
    Keep up the good work