So, this miniature toy store was made (mostly) by hand by my late grandfather and late grandmother.
It was something that I grew up playing with… but since it’s AT LEAST 50 years old, it has fallen into complete disrepair.
I’m going to consider it a “completed project” that I’m refurbishing. I need to somehow pry up the floor boards of the store, re-glue them, and re-stain and seal them. And so, so, so much more…
This was handwritten by my grandmother, and “Mr. Downs” was my grandfather. And yes, that was their phone number.
Re-glueing the decorative bits back onto the lights
With my little helper
Some extra little details!
A little update;
All the hot glue that was used to secure everything down has aged so bad that it is now very tacky, like sap… I’m cleaning it off of EVERYTHING… the shelves, the window shelf, the walls (???) it’s so gross.
Ok, now the floor is (mostly) up, there are 4 stubborn bits of wood left, I’m just going to work around them.
I’ve sanded down all the old glue from the floor, and I’ll be sanding all the bits of wood next. My goal is to re-glue, sand one more time, then seal. Any ideas on what to use to seal it?