Base and floor edges
The last thing I needed to do to finish this completely was the base and the trim.
I painted the base red first, and played with writing. After not being happy with that I painted it black, but left the red on the inside.
I toyed with the idea of adding various icons of tea things, the card suites and hats, etc; but settled on the card suites doing two on the black base and then two on the red trim at the bottom of the project itself.
The trim here and then also below the tea party area was using wood veneer that is adhesive backed.
The upper trim was cut prior to applying. I painted both after applying. That’s a lesson – paint before applying as it would be easier. Typically I don’t simply because I don’t know what colors I want yet.
To adhere the adhesive backing I used my household iron for the base. But that was really too large so I pulled out an old curling iron to do the smaller trim in the middle.
Another lesson for future was that I had cut the foam base and applied the trim to it later. In cutting circles from foam board, they weren’t perfectly round so the trim left a gap of the green landscaping. I applied a little glue and was able to fill the gaps nicely. I also had some spots at the walls I trimmed as well.
The wall edges were coved by paint, wallpaper, tissue paper, etc from the rooms. For each room I had to choose from which room the edge would be covered.
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