Staining Dollhouse Woodwork

This dollhouse project is #8 on my “13 for 2013” list. Because it is easier to finish it before assembly, I’ve been staining all of the woodwork. As you can see in the photo below, I’m going for a dark brown patina using Mahogany and Cocoa Brown water based leather stains, partly because I have leather stains here. The faux bricks on the chimney was sponge painted in gouche.

Now I’m stuck… can’t do anything else until I go buy paints for the walls and clapboard siding. I was going to go today but with windchills in the teens, my old bones want to wait for warmer weather.

I’m still debating about doing the crown molding. I’m thinking they should be painted to match the walls.

Oh well… thanks for reading!

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