I won this kit in a raffle at a State Day. I believe this was leftover from a State Day of the Gulf Coast Miniaturists. The instructions describe it as a New Orleans courtyard.

The only thing in the kit were the bare cut plywood parts, a sheet of brick wallpaper and a piece of cardboard. Oh, and a palm tree. 🙂

Here we are in progress. The point of the kit/class is to teach stucco, peeled stucco, and aging. Stucco is done using crinkled facial tissue and paint. Lots of paint! (Went through a bottle of light ivory and antique white). I used aging methods I learned doing the quarter-inch Provence house. Not finished yet, but I like it so far.

The right-hand opening was originally an arch, but I'm going to put a door in there, so I squared it.

The arch will lead to a door (the Carolina door by Houseworks). I plan to add a light, a fountain, and other things.

Another shot of the front.

I will pave the courtyard with pavers and do a shingled roof. Plus weeds and things! 🙂