While paint was drying my wonderful husband showed me the "math" behind cutting angles on his miter saw. The roof that came with the kit was flat, and I just thought it needed a little character. Plus, I had wires to hide!
A couple layers of drywall compound, and a LONG drying time later, it was time for sanding. I did this in the garage rather than my dining room! It was also nice to use my husbands compressor to blow the dust off my jammies and the potting shed!
I noticed that a lot of the potting sheds I looked at on Pinterest to get ideas had metal channel roofing. I liked the look, so adding 1/8x1/8 strip wood to the roof gave me just what I was after.
A couple coats of Linen paint and some sealer later, I had time while they dried.
Why not start the rain chain?
I used Chrysnbon cups for the actual water cups on the chain (after I drilled holes in them to run the chain through). Next I'll apply some copper paint and bronze glage to the whole assembly. That glaze takes a good long time to dry, so I'll post completed pictures later.
Intermittently I am working on the plants, planters and flowers. Very soon now I am going to be able to start loading in and gluing down treasures. Since Jackie's birthday isn't until June, I'll get a little time to enjoy this little beauty before it leaves for California!