5.30.2011

Doll House Remodel-Part 3

Part 3

Flooring

As I said in the last dollhouse post while the paint was drying I took the kids to Home Depot to get supplies.  My original plan was to get Popsicle sticks, stain them brown, cut them in different lengths and add them as the wood floor.  While at Home Depot I was looking a the flooring aisles and started looking at the laminate flooring...the word FREE caught my eye next to the word SAMPLE.  I grabbed a few samples of the laminate flooring and thought I was content.  Then I turned to the next aisle and found the vinyl wood flooring--thinner and for my project it would be much easier to work with.  So I put the other samples back and grabbed some of the vinyl samples.  Then a sales lady came and asked me how I was doing, I told her I was just dreaming.  Someday I would love to have wood floors in my dining room-someday.  The sales lady completely understood and told me no less than three times to take as many samples as I needed.  I thought to myself- "She said take as many as you need.  How many do I need to put in the dollhouse..."  So I grabbed more samples.
 Parkay flooring for the attic.
 Sapelli Red for the 1st and 2nd floors
This is what it looks like on the back.  It even has a wood grain feel to it.

So I got to work.
I cut the stack of samples into 5/8" boards
The rotary blade didn't go all the way through, but it would easily snap off.
My stacks of "boards"
I laid out several rows to give me an idea of what it would look like.  The samples are not sticky on the back so I used Tacky Glue on each piece.
 The master bedroom and kids room.
Attic.  I didn't cut these samples into boards because of the design on each sample already had enough pattern too it.
The kitchen floor isn't done here--because I had to cut the tile for it...
Cardstock tile that is.  1x1 inch pieces of paper.
Once again I tried it out before gluing any down.
Finished kitchen floor.  Isn't it awesome?
Floors are done...

On to the next part.

5 comments:

Danee said...

I can't believe yo did n't get a comment on this…very clever. Very very clever and I love the away it looks. I can't wait to see what else you do to for the little dolls

Max said...

Your flooring looks absolutely fantastic, all of it, especially the tiles, wow! The samples here all have annoying holes punched out, and the sample details printed on top, but I did nab some to use for shelving in the kitchen cupboards!

Kristin said...

This is great! I am going to home depot tomorrow and see if I can find some samples!

Christina said...

Such an awesome idea, and yours looks gorgeous. I copied you, but I gave you credit in my blog! Thanks so much for the idea. Look forward to seeing more of your house.

If you'd like to see mine, I'm at: littlevictorian.blogspot.com

Mini Dork said...

I LOVE your floors. Thanks for the product details, I might borrow that idea, but man, that is a lot of cutting. Looks absolutely fab!

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