Sunday, June 27, 2010

Back at Work

This floor is from a ratan mat.  Excuse the French, but it was a bitch to cut.  It took me 4 hours.  It fell apart on the edges and I had to glue the pieces together on both front and back edges.  That left a 1 inch shiney line on both edges, so I sprayed the whole thing with Patricia Nimocks matte spray. The End.  Now all I have to do is glue it down when it drys.  All I have to do is decide which glue.  I have an old bottle of Grrrip I should use-it is not cheap.  So I will whip out my credit card and spread the glue-works great.

This is the second floor center hall.  This also took 4 hours.  I don't know why I had so much trouble.  It is going to be stained walnut.  I would use contact cement to glue it down, but I have a hard time getting things in the right place the first time. (See the old post about the living room floor)
FYI: the papers with the blue painters tape are my templates for electrical and wallpaper.  Work great. 


Peach Blossom Hill said...

It's looking good, Kate! I can imagine that the rattan mat did fray on the edges but it looks good here.


Kates Cats said...

The rattn was a mess. It is not that big stuff, it is almost to scale. I still have to put it on the ceiling-I am pondering how I will do it. I may just go ahead and stick it up there-can't use drippy glue.

Kathi said...

This post reminds me of the time I flipped my dollhouse upside down so I could paint the ceilings. LOL
It worked though. Much better than standing on my head!
BTW. Little dabs of wood glue work great on flooring. Weighting them down overnight helps too.