A while ago, I picked up some wooden coffee stirrers to make hardwood floors for the Fairfield. For some reason, now seemed like a good time to do it! First I stained the coffee stirrers with Minwax Golden Oak. This brought out the grain and even some knots, so they really do look like scale floor boards.

Then it was time to install my floor. I was kind of surprised by how easy this was. I just glued the pieces down one at a time, and tried to vary the lengths so the ends of the stirrers wouldn’t always be in the same spot. The coffee stirrers were very easy to cut with a pair of scissors.

Some of the stirrers are a little crooked, so they don’t fit together perfectly. When you take a step back, though, it’s hardly noticeable.

I was able to do the whole living room but ran out of stirrers halfway through the dining room. I’ll be making a trip to the coffee kiosk at Mollie Stone’s to pick up more…