At any rate, work does progress (slowly) on the Whitney/Primrose house.
So I was working on the porch railings.
This is what happened to the ones that came in the kit:
I got Houseworks spindles and porch railings from HBS, and employed my stronger-than-me-with-actual-working-hands husband and the Easy Cutter to help cut the railing.
I painted the spindles thusly:
This took several days - paint, touch up, realize I needed more spindles, paint, touch up, and finally, glue to the porch.
And a bit irked with myself that I didn't paint enough spindles for the bedroom balcony.
Just for the heck of it, here's the back view.