Small update progress report lots o pictures: :P
I started painting. First I used the masking tape to hide the cut areas of card board, which I think improve the look some I was surprised.
First floor shot to show the light fixture.
Now some shots show that I painted the house using red primer.
I covered the poles with masking tape. I might make those a different color.
Now time to make the roof and paint the stairs, install them as well as make a back drop flat.