When last we left the dollhouse on Tuesday, I was in the midst of cutting popsicle sticks and staining them for the hardwood floor in the living room. In my usual obsessive fashion, I kept at it until late that night, determined to get it finished. It was rather like putting together a puzzle (and I love a good puzzle, especially the crossword variety) and time, patience and a lot of glue on my fingers paid off.
Nifty, eh? Do you see the painstaking work on my part? Do you see how I fit the pieces around the base of the stairs?
Not that I’m tooting my own horn or anything.
I love the way the individual sticks or…ahem….planks took the stain. Each one has a slightly different grain, so they look very real. I wonder if I should give them a very slight touch of wax?
Thought I’d add some furniture for fun. The room to the left will be the kitchen. Doesn’t it look like construction is going on in there?
Two packages came in the mail today with some more supplies: spindles, some beadboard, wallpaper, a chair rail and some molding. Oh, goodie! Tomorrow, I will work on the dollhouse. Don’s been sick in bed with a cold and let’s just say that he doesn’t handle sickness well. We’ll leave it at that. So, I plan to retreat into dollhouseland.