Saturday, 16 May 2015

Adding detail

I thought I would show you the latest additions to my Regency parlor. I have now completed the floor. In the past I have used some iron-on wood flooring   
from a well known dolls house supplier to great success. But money was a bit tight this month and I was trying to think of a cheaper method to use, but one that would still give me a good quality looking floor, when I came across the idea of using iron-on wood veneer that is used for RL furniture.

I did a search on Ebay and found lots of wood veneer at a fraction of the price. The only difference was that it was approx 22mm compared to the 11mm dolls house size. I actually liked the wider floorboards, I felt that they were more in keeping of the era. I paid less than £4.00 for 5 meters. However I did need to buy another 5 meters as I was just a few lengths short, but that didn't really bother me as there was no P&P to pay. I was impressed with
the quality of the veneer, the price and the range of wood colours.

This is definitely a product I will use again, as it was so easy to apply and I just used a bit of bees wax to buff-up the shine.

I have now added the cornice, dado rail and skirting boards, along with the false doors to the room beyond.

The hearth is just a piece of mount-board that I painted black and I trimmed it with a bamboo kebab skewer that I painted with gold paint. I'm really pleased with how smart it looks.

I have a few more finishing touches to add before I start to furnish the room, so I will post some more pictures soon. I have bought some Mini Mundus Kits to go into the room and I have to assemble and stain them in the next couple of weeks. This will be the first time I have attempted one of these kits and I want them to be perfect so I will be taking my time on them.

Until the next time

Take care

Jayne x