I made a small addition to my Canal House. And I really mean small!
A few years ago I added a box to the back of my Canal House to make room for an ensuite to the bedroom and extra room for the upstairs landing. Of course this meant the house could no longer be pushed with its back against the wall and all the wiring and other things which should not be seen, could be seen from the sides.
In Amsterdam there are seven or eight very narrow houses which are only a little over two meters wide, just wide enough for one window. A narrow extension like this would be perfect for hiding the wiring and the box at the back of my Canal House.
I used a few ornaments by Sue Cook next to the front door. I tried to match the style of this facade to the one of my original house, which I made 10 years ago! Actually, the Sue cook ornaments are more ornate than the ones I made on the big house, but I just had to use them. They are so beautiful!
The light was quite bad today so I couldn't get a very good shot of the two houses together, but this way you get an impression of how they look from the front. I used more ornaments for the top of the gable. I still have a few additions in mind for that.
I still had the leftover bricks I cut from sandpaper which I used to make the sidewalk and street with all those years ago. Never throw anything away ;-) ! You can see from the new part how much the handling, dust and light have faded the original bricks in those ten years.
As I don't want you to actually look through the windows, I have made some very simple curtains of a thin white cotton, glued down this time, not sewn ;-)) I like the simplicity of them.
It looks very pretty, but does not distract attention away from the main house.