I was planning on cedar board and batten siding for the Spring Fling. When I dry fit the kit I noticed that while the grain of the wood ran vertically on the side walls, it ran horizontally on the front wall....so, board and batten is out, unless I paint.
There is a bag of wooden shingles in my supply closet left over from the Fairfield, which I could use as cedar shingles on the Spring Fling, only there aren't enough to cover all three walls. I decided to put stacked stone on the walls up to the bottom of the windows, then shingle above them.
When I was a Lowe's a few weeks ago I noticed a stacked stone backsplash tile that I thought would lend itself nicely to this project, so Friday night I drove over to pick it up.
Either they didn't have what I remember seeing, I don't remember accurately, or I saw it somewhere else...because what I remember seeing was dark stones, and the only suitable tile at Lowe's was light stones. I probably should have gone to Home Depot, but it was getting late and the stores were closing, so I bought the light stones.
Saturday I used water based stain to darken the porous stone. It was a tremendous hassle and took all day, but it worked well. I let them dry overnight, then glued them to the wall on Sunday morning, before I went to visit my Dad.
Sunday afternoon I pried them off the wall, one by one, because they were crumbling and breaking.
I managed, with a razor blade and sandpaper, to return the wall to its pre-stone state.
Back to the drawing board....