Thank you, Home Depot: the flooring upstairs is a piece of sample laminate....it's an easy & fast way to finish a floor. Too bad real flooring couldn't be this simple or cheap to install
for the downstairs, which will be turned into the "Fine Sewing & Millinery Emporium", I've laid out a piece of parquet that I've cut up into smaller strips, making sure that no two pieces end alike. the attic which comprises of "Mlle Eloises'" living quarters got some scrapbooking "wallpaper"
.....I frequently check Michaels for the scapbooking items that are on sale. Make sure you get enough to do a room plus a bit extra for redos!
Since this was my first attempt at wallpapering in miniature, it could have been better...but then I'm a perfectionist at heart. I would recommend doing this before installing windows & having a think about how you'd like to do edges....i.e. do you want to go around or butt them together. (going round is easier)
Don't forget to finish off around the top of the stairs.....just like in real life! Along the walls as well as adding a railing....
I think that a lot of attic edges where the walls meet the floor are wasted space & as in real life, if you eliminate them, it sometimes makes for larger rooms. So here you see how I'm starting to lay out what will become tongue & groove wainscotting. The piece in the middle allows me to finish off the edge of the flooring. And of course I'm using my favorite material...tangerine crate wood.
I've scored the wood in 1/2 inch increments, added a step and matchstick railings with scrap dollhouse wood banisters...