It’s been a little while since I’ve had time to work on the house, but tonight I started on the drawing room floor boards.

I had bought a couple stain pens and cut the tips into a point to make them smaller in order to do the detail work on the floor trim. But the stain just bled across the wood when I used them.

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So I tried marking the wood with an x-acto knife first to make an edge for the stain. It seemed to work pretty well.

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I might keep trying this way or I might find some other way for it to work. I could always use felt tip markers instead of actual stain…

Next I started the long and tedious process of measuring out floor boards for the outside of the room and then staining them.

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Glued in one line of floor boards in the bay window area.

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Then a second line.

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Next I wanted to do the first set of decorative trim boards with a dark line down the center. The dark brown stain marker I had bought wasn’t dark enough to contrast well with the medium brown, so I tried with a black felt tip instead.

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I think it shows up alright so I’ll continue like this next time.

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Oh, and I bought a second chair for the sitting room next door and a display cabinet for the drawing room. Still need a lovely console for the left-hand drawing room wall but I haven’t found the right one yet.

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Good night.