Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Adobe Mexican Restaurant

 Hi Everyone, I hope you all are having a great March.  I just recently finished my first adobe house I have ever tried to create.  It started out in my mind that it would be a house, but then turned into a Mexican Restaurant.  I was inspired by a friends miniature adobe room box she had on display in her house and thought " I so wanna try to build that"  Well I guess most adobe houses are made out of the white Styrofoam boards about 1/2 in thick, but I so do not like all the little white particles that it creates and static cling effect they cause.  So I went to Home Depot and in their insulation section, I found the purple insulation foam board.  I quickly realized that Hot  Glue will melt the foam.  So trying to find something to glue the insulation foam together was a learning process.  I ended up using bathroom caulking, and screws just for security of making sure the house would not come apart.  Plus a Huge learning process of how much work it is to Plaster the walls and to be able to get them smooth.  I quickly found out that the perfect little adobe house that I was inspired by that my friend Kit made was not going to happen for me.  But I do like my old dilapidated looking building so that's how my little adobe style Mexican Restaurant turned out. I think my favorite thing I did on this building was spending a day creating all the little plants and palm trees!   I hope you all enjoy.  Have a wonderful April everyone!  Stan









I spent one day alone just create the miniature Mexican style tiles, then one long evening gluing each tile down. My tiles are not completely straight by any means.  I was watching a couple of movies while tiling and was a little distracted, plus the tiles themselves were not all perfect for a perfect fit.  But I so wanted to create my own floors and not buy them. 















The little attic bedroom above the restaurant.













I almost stopped working on this project at this point, since the plaster I laid all over the building took me so many many hours to sand as smooth as I could get. 




6 comments:

  1. Hello Stan,
    This is an absolutely wonderful building. Such an interesting shape and character to it. That's what I love about your projects; they're never run-of-the-mill or boring. Your tiles are superb. You may not be happy that they are slightly squiffy....but I think that just adds to the realism you create. I just love it all!
    All the best
    Vivian

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  2. Es precioso!!! Has sabido ambientar perfectamente el estilo mexicano,el suelo de baldosas es magnífico!! Gran trabajo!!!
    Besos.

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  3. Great project, lots of character - the tiles look great! ( so do the windows - what did you use for the grid?)

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  4. WOW! Amazing. Great work! Enjoy ;-)

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  5. WOW! This is such an incredibly detailed little building! Stan, you have outdone yourself!!! Those tiles are Awesome! I Love the floor and the little courtyard and the plants!!! WOW!!! I want to come have a delicious meal here...! LOL! I guess all the plaster work was worth it after all! Keep up the incredible work! All your projects are so detailed... Nothing stops you!!!

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  6. Your tile for the floors looks flawless to me! Great work! The tile print picture is my favorite in the casita.

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