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Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Shoe Is On the Other Foot.....

Or maybe I should say, I turned them around so that you could see the other side. I am very pleased with the way that they turned out.

I went back to work on the radio this morning. I am doing the floor now.

I already had a piece cut out that fits the main part of the floor. I cut strips of some unknown kind of wood veneer that I purchased at the mini show in October. It isn't walnut, cherry or mahogany and I am not sure that I like it now that I have it stained.

I cut it with the Microlux saw into strips that were 3/8" wide. Then I cut the strips to 1 1/2" long.

I drew a line down the center and started at the front. That part is the least fun to do. It has to have pieces cut to fit.

I did fussy cutting on the pieces as I went. That's what they call it in quiltmaking and that's what it is when you are laying floors too.

It looks crooked in this photo, because nothing is fastened down. Nothing stays straight.

When I finished laying the floor in the herringbone pattern, I stained it with Minwax Red Mahogany. That is what someone used on the fireplace. That is made of bass wood and takes the stain nicely.

Unfortunately, the mystery wood doesn't take a coat as evenly as bass wood does.

I still have to sand it and then I will put another coat of stain on it to see if that evens it up and turns it a bit redder.

Anyway, that is about as far as I am willing to go today. I have had enough fun for now.

I am in the middle of watching a Korean series, called "City Hunter" on Netflix and it is difficult to read subtitles and work on minis at the same time. I think that sock knitting is in season again.

See you tomorrow.


Minka's Studio said...

I LOVE this box! I like how the herringbone on the floor goes with the fireplace interior. The colors are warm and cozy. Just love it and want to move in! Maybe you could add a nice place for an afternoon snooze.

Caseymini said...

Minka, there just isn't enough room for snoozing! Zar is going to have to nap in his wing chair, with his feet on a stool. The whole thing is 7" by 9".

Lucille said...

I love the floor, Casey! I think it's perfect. You will probably get a lot of compliments when you wear those shoes! Enjoy your film!

Merri said...

At least one of those labels will show when and if you cross your legs, Casey. Try to occasionally switch legs. Of course people will feel silly staring at your feet, LOL.

Caseymini said...

Merri, I have decided to always sit with my right leg over my left so that all they will see is, "Casey's Other Shoe. Other left foot." That will really confuse them if they are weird enough to stare at my feet!LOL

debbie's mini thoughts and creations said...

I love what you have done with your shoes, bet you will get lots of compliments, you never know you could start a fashion, I like the floor and the colour seemed ok, cannot wait to see it finished

jeanuhlik said...

I think the floor looks authentic as is, the different colors give it character! ((HUGGS))