Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Nothing but flooring..in the pictures that is.

Do you ever get that little voice in your head that says nope that’s not quite right? Well I did so this weekend I mixed brown & black paint with that stuff that turns acrylic paint into stain and with a paint brush and rag I went to town on the floors. I’d glop some paint/stain on the floors and smush it around. I even made sure to get it on the base boards and in the corners. Then with the cloth I’d wipe it back down. I did this several times so it brought a more worn look to the floors. Between each layer I would let the floor dry; this was easier than I thought considering I have 4 rooms with wood floors.
By Saturday afternoon I had the house flipped upside down and attached the base which then had to stay that way overnight to make sure the glue was good and dry. Sunday I added the front framework on the first and second floor – the 3rd floor framing will have to wait till I get the roofing done. I’m torn between lead roofing, slate or shingles. The shingles I already have because they came with the kit but for where the house would be I think mainly the roofing is either lead or slate.  Slate I can do in either paper egg cartons or paper clay. The lead would be trickier but again I think I can create that too. I wonder if I can fake lead roofing with sticks and layers of aluminum foil or tissue paper and paint?  I think I need a play date with a mini roofer! lol 
 Have a great week everyone.


Norma Bennett said...

The floor looks great, nice colour variations. Lea Frisoni discusses lead/zinc roofing elements in her book, she uses cardstock painted in a appropriate darked silvery colour, it looks effective.

Jennybee said...

Hi Norma,
Thanks for the heads up, I'll have to see if I can find a copy of the book.

Cinderella Moments said...

The floor looks so warm and cottage like. Great job! Your shingles will look just as great I'm sure. Thanks for entering my giveaway.

Unknown said...

Wow, look at that flooring!! I so admire miniaturists like you who can actually BUILD!! FAB!!!

Jennybee said...

Thanks Kiva, It has pretty much become my place of peace! after a long hetic day or trying week I can just go cut, sand, glue, etc. and the week just melts away! Now if I could just make clothes for my mini people they would be really happy!