Just so you will know, you can do this with any floor to change the look. I have done it with paper flooring and even with wood a time or two.
Here are the floors installed. I still need to put base boards and other details in the rooms and it will look better after I finish the front of the walls.
Now for the top part....Yesterday, late in the afternoon, I decided to start cutting some shingles for the roof....This is going to take a lot of time and tearing of hair.
The part that you see here took me about an hour. I am cutting the shingles with scissors from ultra thin wood strips. I don't remember what these strips were. They are much thinner that the calendar strips that I sometimes use and only about 3/16" wide. I cut them a little more than a quarter inch long. There are about 12 shingles to the row and so far I have 12 rows done....144 shingles in about 2" square.
Not even a quarter of one side of the roof....And don't forget the rest.
There is still the main roof to go after this part.
Tessie is doing what she can to help, but maybe it would go faster if she went and watched TV or read a book.
She keeps doing her world famous move of zapping herself to the roof peak and sliding down. Great fun, but not a lot of help. I know what I am going to be doing for the rest of the morning....Somebody please tell me that I am not completely crazy....Please?
See you tomorrow.