|Staining the floor of the Primrose dollhouse|
I've been reading a lot, so much that I'm almost crippled by the loads of info out there. I can't seem to make a move without googling everything extensively, lol.
Anyway, my point is, I read on several blogs and forums that the dollhouse kit will "talk to me". I didn't believe it, until i stained these floors. My dollhouse told me it wanted a lighter color for the floors; a nice honey blonde.
Unfortunately, I was unable to hear the kit's pleas until AFTER I stained the floors this red...it's not cherry red, but the name is a type of wine, I think. I can't remember...the fumes are getting to me, lol.
|Primrose dollhouse kit : floor staining|
It's not a problem, as I'm probably going to make a nice plastic canvas rug for the upstairs of this little house.
I like the woodgrain showing through on this piece, though. It reminds me of our neighbour's cottage...it was all done up in a similar color, in an Austrian chalet style.
I wanted to do the walls up in a blue flowered pattern; I already have the paper. But the blue flowered pattern is delicate, and won't go with this floor...I don't think. I guess I'll save that paper for another room in the bigger house, the Laurel.
I suppose I could stain some coffee stir sticks in this color and use them as beams; make this a sort of cottagy addition. It's so hard to know what to do. I keep changing my mind, lol.
One thing, I do need to make this floor shiny. I'm not sure if I should apply a gloss, or modge podge, or what. So, it's back to google for me.