|Greens too dark, woodstain not great on bass wood|
Luckily before I had to actually paint them, they needed the prep done. I can't emphasise enough how this is the step you can not afford to skip. before painting or staining any wood give them a good look and FEEL. Feeling is even more important, if there is anything not as smooth as smooth, make it so.
|Top is before, bottom is after|
|R to L - wax, gloss, satin|
|template and pencil line showing where shelf needs to go|
Another teeny cardboard template came in handy to mark the position of the door knobs so they were all in exactly the same place without having to measure and mark them. 'T' for top....
I drilled a small hole and found the knobs just pushed in so perfectly that I didn't need to glue them. I always love the detail in this game and find these tiny knobs so pleasing. They are incredibly tiny, wonderfully detailed and made in a lovely wood. You can get them from Elf Miniatures without them having to be part of a kit. (£2.35 for ten)
|I am not even varnishing or painting them|
I needed to add a couple of strips of wallpaper to the bits of the room that wouldn't be covered in bookshelves...
......... and locate the shelf over the door.....