vrijdag 28 oktober 2011

Schloss dining room progress 2

I've been thinking about this hearth for quite a while, how to construct it, what material to use, how will I make it look just like the one from my inspirationpicture. Here is what I came up with. I used MDF, coffee stirrers, cardboard, popsicklesticks and some fancy woodstrips.

I'm constantly putting the pannel back into the room to see if the sizes work.

Afther the hearth was an obstacle overcome, I could move onto the panneling. This is something I've been wanting to do for a long time! There was no way panneling would look good in my modern dollhouse, but with the Schloss I can 'pannel' to my hearts delight!

I'm a bit of a perfectionist and this part required lots of time, measuring, fitting and redoing.

Here everything lies roughly in place, not yet painted or glued down, so you still see small gaps here and there.
There will be a extension mantel piece on top of the hearth, it is to flat and unrealistic like this. But I'm still figuring out what material to use now that my tablesaw is out of order...

I've seen this beautifull mirror here from Lucy Askew that would be marvelous for this room. It looks so much like the inpiration picture and it would fit so nicely, but I'm still indecisive about paying 40pounds for a mirror. I could totaly reason my way into buying it, but then again where do I draw the line when I have more than 12 rooms to decorate?

And because I needed to see how the sizes would work (and secretly for pure enjoyment) I put the pannel into the room. Offcoures all the loose parts fell down. But when I squint my eyes I can see how this will work out, and I like it!

Now I'm waiting for the veneer I ordered to arrive. A dark nut wood, or a teak floor will be the next thing to do here.

I'll conclude with this non-related picture, that I took this week on one of the last sunny days. This is my parents' cat, who thinks he owns our boat with his big hairy ... XD

12 opmerkingen:

  1. Beautiful room! Could you perhaps find an unpainted resin frame, paint it and add a mirror?

  2. A most beautiful room. Very admirable work with wonderful results.
    Hugs, Drora

  3. It looks like it is going to be gorgeous! =)

  4. I totally get your hesitation to buy something when you know you could make it yourself for much less! This room is going to be gorgeous! I can't wait to see its progress!

  5. Hi Anneke,
    I have just joined your blog after seeing your comments on Johns Blog.

    What wonderful work you do. This is a beautiful room, yellow has always been a favourite colour of mine....it really does look lovely.


  6. Oh dear!

    I have just read my comment and the strangest thing has happened, Faux Casino is my sons band name!!! How has that happened?????

    I will try and fix it, sorry!

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  8. Geweldig die kat op de boot...hahaha heel herkenbaar. Je paneeltjes worden mooi. Ik ben benieuwd naar het eindresultaat.


  9. Hi Anneke,

    I have checked back here in my proper blog name.

    I still love your room and think your attention to detail will bring it all together beautifully.


    1. Hi Fiona,
      Thank you very much for visiting my blog. I'm happy you like the room. Thank you for the compliments! Yellow is such an underestimated color! :D

  10. Thank you all for stopping by and commenting, I really appreciate all your compliments about this room!