1/6 scale Victorian conservatory greenhouse conversion

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    Here is a project I have been working on..The conservatory will sit on the 3x3 foot concrete slab I have pored shown in the middle of the photos..I do have one section of the garden wall finished and everything from the scale brick to the custom handrails on top is made with my own molds..The conservatory will be placed on the slab once the garden walls are completed..Everything is made with concrete and my hope is for everlasting fun with this garden.. 8490b55e2cab0f5696855aa0af64a002(1).jpg IMG_1043.JPG IMG_1044.JPG
     
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    Exquisite! Good job you put the coke bottle next to the wall, it's hard to get an idea of the scale otherwise! Did you make the conservatory model too?
     
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    I wish I could build like that: no matter how carefully I measure everything always comes out lopsided!

    That is just lovely.
     
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    Hi Becky and i did not make this model but i will use this one to build the 1/6 scale model...
     
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    You can bet that there is nothing square in my project..In fact I make it uneven to give it and aged appearance..So it sometimes works out best if its not perfect...
     
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    The conservatory model looks absolutely beautiful!!!:love: I've always wanted to live in the Victorian era, wear a gorgeous crinoline and be surrounded with all those lovely things.
    I'm sure your garden will look stunning:)
     
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    It looks like you are off to a great start. Please post pictures when it is complete
     
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    I feel the same way you do about the Victorian era. I would love to go back in time and spring open the double window pain to my 3 story mansion and look out at a true blue sky and take my first fresh breath of clean air..And thanks for the comment..You made my day!
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    Thank you..I will update this every week until finished..
     
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    Oh wow that looks amazing! Architecture from that era was fantastic. I live in the Midwest and they're becoming rarer these days. Post more pics so I can watch your progress!
     
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    Thank you so much for the comment..Here is what I completed on the conservatory today! IMG_1071.JPG IMG_1077.JPG IMG_1078.JPG IMG_1082.JPG IMG_1059.JPG IMG_1062.JPG IMG_1063.JPG IMG_1076.JPG IMG_1084.JPG IMG_1081.JPG IMG_1085.JPG IMG_1087.JPG IMG_1089.JPG IMG_1090.JPG IMG_1091.JPG IMG_1093.JPG IMG_1094.JPG IMG_1096.JPG IMG_1097.JPG
     
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    Nice pics! That's quite the undertaking. Can't wait to see the finished result!
     
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    I finally received the floor for the conservatory,Its a custom piece of granite at a cost of 375 dollars..Color is called dinosaur bone... Here is more pics! IMG_1110.JPG IMG_1138.JPG IMG_1129.JPG IMG_1128.JPG IMG_1130.JPG IMG_1134.JPG IMG_1146.JPG
     
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    Update on my fairy garden.. IMG_1161.JPG IMG_1153.JPG IMG_1148.JPG IMG_1151.JPG IMG_1163.JPG IMG_1159.JPG IMG_1160.JPG IMG_1155.JPG
     

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    It looks more and more beautiful. You're doing a great job, Shape!:) I love your fairies:) Please, keep posting pictures.
     
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    Wow. That's just amazing workmanship. Did you make the little bricks yourself in that foam mold?
    I can't wait to see it finished.
     
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    Thank you! I'm working hard to finish the the concrete work before winter hits.
     
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    Thank you! And yes I make the larger bricks in plastic forms from an old shopping cart basket..And for the steps I did carve the brick work from foam board.
     
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    Really looking good.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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