It was finally time to start (and finish the door). It went better than I planned and, as usual, was still packed full of newbie mistakes!
“Traditional’ wood stains aren’t the only option. There’s gel wood stain. And, like everything, gel wood stain pros and cons are something to think about.
Thanks to my miniature misadventures, I’ve learned that I should always prime wood before I paint it. That said, I’m kind of stuck with it for now. So, that means I’ve got to find a good way to clean it up without killing my brushes.
Building the dollhouse window wasn’t as bad as I feared. It wasn’t easy, but I accomplished something amazing!
Looking at all I’ve got left to do, I was going to assemble the window, finish painting the stairs, and paint the door.
I’ve been working on the wood floors for the Keeper’s House. And the first floor is done! Kind of. Sort of. Not exactly.
I am beginning to understand why people use wood floor sheets in their dollhouse. When it comes to balsa wood vs. basswood, well, I’m still learning. A lot.
I decided to forge ahead with the balsa wood floors. Why? I had a feeling it was going to take quite a bit of time to get them done.
I never thought about the fact that glue has an expiration date. I know if I don’t close the cap it will dry out. But can glue mold? How? And why?
I decided to tackle the dollhouse floor. And, by that I mean, figuring out how to place the balsa wood strips. Because I’m going to have to cut a bunch of them to size, I figured it made more sense to plan the floorboards (I use that term loosely) out before I dye them.