Jump to content
Whitewashed floor
 

Whitewashed floor



The upper right room has a popsicle stick whitewashed floor! Can you see the little nail holes? ;)

This room will be the craft/sewing/dollhouse building room!

  • Like 2
From the album:

My First Dollhouse - Beacon Hill

  • 83 images
  • 0 comments
  • 418 image comments


Recommended Comments

I've never added nail holes to my floors before. This makes the floors look so realistic. Are they pencil/pen dots or did you actually make holes?

  • Like 1
Link to comment
I've never added nail holes to my floors before. This makes the floors look so realistic. Are they pencil/pen dots or did you actually make holes?
I just tapped a little tiny nail with a little tiny hammer to make an indention then I rubbed the floor with a dark wash (brown acrylic paint & water) before I whitewashed it, thats what made the "holes" pop. Thanks!
  • Like 2
Link to comment

So I just purchased a bunch of popsicle sticks to do my entire house and was curious if this was difficult to do such as:

- Did the sticks warp after painting and glue them?

- Did you have to adjust all doors to the extra bulk of the floor so that the doors will open?

- and how'd you cut up all the sticks to where they either didn't splinter or break?

  • Like 1
Link to comment
So I just purchased a bunch of popsicle sticks to do my entire house and was curious if this was difficult to do such as: - Did the sticks warp after painting and glue them? - Did you have to adjust all doors to the extra bulk of the floor so that the doors will open? - and how'd you cut up all the sticks to where they either didn't splinter or break?
Heather, Im sending you a private message.
Link to comment
On 11/2/2014, 9:56:01, JenniferKennedy said:
On 11/2/2014, 9:14:23, fov said:
I've never added nail holes to my floors before. This makes the floors look so realistic. Are they pencil/pen dots or did you actually make holes?

I just tapped a little tiny nail with a little tiny hammer to make an indention then I rubbed the floor with a dark wash (brown acrylic paint & water) before I whitewashed it, thats what made the "holes" pop. Thanks!

Holy cow! That's a great idea!!! Thank you! What size popsickles did you use? 

Link to comment
On 2/4/2017, 10:05:23, Lsfwv said:

Any suggestions for Popsicle sticks that warped after gluing and whitewashing? Thanks.

That's a great question, I'd also like to add to that, what kind of glue did you use? (I'm planning on doing hardwood, but not sure the process)

Link to comment
2 hours ago, H-Ann said:

That's a great question, I'd also like to add to that, what kind of glue did you use? (I'm planning on doing hardwood, but not sure the process)

Hi Heather Ann, nice to see another Las Vegan on here! When I did my Popsicle flooring I used the wider sticks because I wanted it to look like old wood planks. I used an Easy Cutter I bought at  Hobby Lobby(Get a 40% off coupon). Makes it so much faster to cut.

It looks like she used the wider sticks too. Some of the sticks did want to warp. Don't over glue.I used Aleene's at first, but ran out and switched to Gorilla glue. Definitely warped more with the Gorilla glue because I had a nice full bottle and was applying too much!

If you have clamps or something heavy you can get them to lay down flat, should they warp. I had one really stubborn corner that I kept putting glue under, and finally got it lay-down by setting a can of paint on it while it dried.

Good Luck to you, and nice to meet you.

 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
On 3/28/2017, 7:57:16, Mid-life madness said:

Hi Heather Ann, nice to see another Las Vegan on here! When I did my Popsicle flooring I used the wider sticks because I wanted it to look like old wood planks. I used an Easy Cutter I bought at  Hobby Lobby(Get a 40% off coupon). Makes it so much faster to cut.

It looks like she used the wider sticks too. Some of the sticks did want to warp. Don't over glue.I used Aleene's at first, but ran out and switched to Gorilla glue. Definitely warped more with the Gorilla glue because I had a nice full bottle and was applying too much!

If you have clamps or something heavy you can get them to lay down flat, should they warp. I had one really stubborn corner that I kept putting glue under, and finally got it lay-down by setting a can of paint on it while it dried.

Good Luck to you, and nice to meet you.

 

Thank you! So sorry I only saw this now! I think I need to do electrical before I do the flooring ...so we'll see. But I'm definitely going to do this! 

Link to comment

H-Ann 

i used Aleenes Tacky glue and the Popsicle sticks did seem to warp a little but now that they have completely dried out the floor is much smoother. I added a little acrylic white paint to some water and painted then wiped off. I used the nail hole idea mentioned above. Very happy with result.

Link to comment

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Add a comment...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...