Conejo* was the first house we began to construct May 2011. Conejo didn’t get plastered until August 2012. After plastering Tortuga* a rich terra cotta colour, we chose a celeste blue for Conejo. During the plastering Amy and I placed colourful tiles into the wet plaster around the doorways.
Within weeks, a major chemical change took place between the mud, lime and the blue tint. Conejo had turned a pasty white! So much for the differently painted beautiful bright homes for the kids! I was not happy. Looking more like a corpse than a house, the tiles had all but disappeared as well!
Fast forward to April. Our friends from SelfDesign arrived with paint gear in hand. Making the best of limited special supplies, they persevered and found a way to use their magical method of painting. The results? A peaceful, absolutely FABULOUS cloudy like look!! I am so in love with how Conejo looks now. AND…my tiles have popped with the blue/green combo!
Thanks dear SelfDesign friends! We know the kids that live in this house are going to love, love, love it!
*in the beginning the two houses were given the temporary names after the story of the tortoise (Tortuga) and the hare (Conejo) when it was clear the second house was going to be finished before the first house!