Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Addams Floor...




Well the Alison Jr. comes with its own wood floors... a pine looking sticker with grooves in it. Soooooo not really what I was looking for in my mansion. I thought I would have to cover it all up with wood floors to get the desired look BUT I decided first to not be wasteful and attempt to change what I had. So I took my box cutter, files, sand paper, and stain and came up with this. The first pic is 'before' and the last two pics are after.

What do you think - good enough for the Addams Family?

14 comments:

  1. Ara, you did a magnificent job!!! Absolutely it's good enough for the Addams Family!!! :)

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  2. Did that ever work well! Excellent!

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  3. Definitely good enough !! I love the distressed boards. I am planning to make a haunted house from my orchid kit one day when I get time ( possible 2030 LOL) and had never thought of making my own floor. Now you have made me want to try.
    This looks so good ,
    julie xxx

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  4. Ara that looks wonderful!
    Debie xxx

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  5. I think it looks brilliant and love it loads.

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  6. looks much better aged the way you've done it - well done :o)

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  7. Oh WOW! I really like what you did with the floors!! Is it dark? It looks dark~ perfect for the Adams family!!

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  8. Ara the floor looks fantastic its definitely good enough for the Addams Family...

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  9. Thanks! Yep - its darker... But I think I might sand it a bit and do one more layer of stain to make it darker still... we'll see! I still have the other two floors to do!

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  10. I love the richness of the stain. Beautiful photo!

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  11. I was just going to say, I'd sand and stain it one layer more.



    Hey look what I found, http://www.miniatureplace.com/Dollhouse-Miniature-Cane-Overhead-Arm-Chair/M/B001D058Y4.htm



    Oh and I've been watching a few Adams family episodes at night on my computer, before I go to bed... and I've found out Gomez's family lineage goes back to Head Hunters in Papua New Guinea, and Morticia to Salem Massachusetts. Also, Gomez's lineage was traceable to having burned down the library of Alexandria in ancient Egypt. Thought those were interesting tid bits.

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  12. Thanks for the link Tara! That chair is pretty close and its good to know there's one out there!

    I've been watching them too! Thanks for the facts... unfortunantly there are a lot of discrepancies (sp?) between the tv show and the movies... I kind of want to get some Charles Addams books also to see how he originally set the characters up! -Ara

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  13. Ara i think the floor looks good, your inspiring me to start my own mini spooky project but im a complete novice at this side of things....looks very complicated (sp)
    take care
    julie
    xx

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