I want all rooms in Womble Hall to have different floors. And I also want to make all the floors myself. I have used paper floors, but once you have a real floor in one room paper floors do not look good. I have shown my herringbone floor for the reception room, and I am working on plank floor for the master bedroom (had to make a pause because ran out of lolly sticks). I have bought a roll of self-adhesive shelf lining which I had used for floors before so I thought maybe I could use it in one room. For a pound, it is still cheaper than dollhouse stores.
I rolled out the paper to test, and it didn't look natural. The pattern is far too large.
Well, then maybe if I cut it in smaller bits and glue together again:
That's much better, isn't it?
But what I noticed was that the floor is too bright for this room that has delicate features; it attracts too much attention. So I tested it in another room:
Looks fine, doesn't it? But would they have plank floor in ladies' drawing room? Isn't it too simple? There is another way of placing fake planks:
It takes longer of course. It took me four evenings (listening to classic music). I think it was definitely worth while. I am really pleased with the result.
And with some furniture:
The wallpaper in this room will be light, so darker floor will be fine, and it is the right kind of floor for the rich ladies of the house.