Monday, October 29, 2007

The Floors Have Been Floored!

Finally, the floors are complete...almost! This includes wiring the ceiling lights as well as the faux wood tiles. Doesn't look like much, right? But consider this...I had to cut 1 in. square tiles out of the wood-textured Con-Tact paper, peel them and paste them in a perfect checker-board pattern. Total cost of finishing the floors is less than $15 ~ which is considerably less than what I would have to pay if I used actual wood veneers.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Chandelier Connections

After planning out where the chandeliers would go, I took out my wood-burning tool and made holes through which the chandeliers would be threaded. I also traced shallow grooves on the floor, so that the wires would lay flat, and not create bumps when I add the mosaic.

On the opposite side, which is the ceiling for the level below, you can see the chandelier's hanging. I still haven't decided what color to paint the ceiling. That will depend on the wallpaper color.

Saturday, October 6, 2007


As far as the dollhouse goes, I am in the process of putting in electrical connections. I found these helpful tips on where there are flash demonstrations of how to electrify dollhouses by using either copper tapes or socket strips. I am using the "copper tape" method. My chandeliers have arrived: 6 as of now. They have been hung on the ceiling and the faux mosaic applied. I am still looking for good deals on wall sconces.