Lights, camera, action!

I have put some of the finishing touches into the bedroom of my canal house, finally!  Ceiling moulding, skirting boards, decorative tr...



I have put some of the finishing touches into the bedroom of my canal house, finally!  Ceiling moulding, skirting boards, decorative trim around the windows, fire basket, curtain rod and curtains...All little things but they take up so much time!   I think the bedroom looks a bit like a set from an old movie now...





When this was all finished I felt the room needed more lights. I didn't want to wait until the next dolls house fair so I rummaged through my drawers and found an old silver ..well I'm not sure what it was, but I could call it a 'jewelry finding'. I played around with it a bit, using some glass paint and silk string and made it into a very eclectic light to hang above the chest of drawers. It is a bit odd, I admit, but I rather like it.




I also wanted a light on the fireplace mantel. I started out making a 'candle in a bottle' type of light with a lovely red glass bottle I had. The bottle was great and I managed to drill a hole in it to thread the wire through, but the candle was looking a bit too crude so I put the whole thing aside. I then found a pretty clear glass vase in my drawer and decided to use that and make a little lampshade for it.


In my hunt for material to use for the lampshade I came across a box of little beads, glass on the outside and silver on the inside, perfect for a pretty lampshade! I cut the lampshade from clear acrylic and wound a string of beads around it until the whole lampshade was covered (keeping the beads on the outside only).



I am quite pleased with both lights. I will adjust the voltage a bit so they don't shine so bright, but that will be in the future.  Photographing the bright lights was not easy!  When I looked at the photos, I noticed a spot in many of them.  Unfortunately this is a spec of dust inside my camera.  That's what you get when you leave your camera in the same room as where the sawing and sanding is done. 

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58 comments

  1. Wauw die slaapkamer is geweldig en lijkt zo vreselijk echt.
    Alles is mooi afgewerkt, en nu met de extra lampen er in is de verlichting ook in balans.
    Ik vindt het ook zo leuk dat het bed er uitziet alsof er net iemand in geslapen heeft.
    Groetjes
    Maria

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  2. It is an absolutely beautiful room! =)

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  3. This is so lovely! I love your creativity with the lights--they're both magnificent!

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  4. It looks lovely and the overhead light is a perfect match.

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  5. The whole room is just beautiful!

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  6. Your completed room looks so lovely....I instantly spotted the lamp on the mantle and I was very pleased to read all about it (thank you)......I keep saying that what makes a really good Miniaturist is imagination and you certainly have that in bags full.

    I love you room!!!

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  7. The bedroom is fantastic! I loved the lights, the fireplace and all the wonderful details.
    Hugs

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  8. lamps offer a light so beautiful, that makes the magical atmosphere in this room!
    beautiful reflections, those beads, a brilliant idea, as always !.... and a little luck to have found the right materials;)
    many kisses! Caterina

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  9. oooooooooooo i love this room :D Linda x

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  10. Josje, This room is so stunning and inviting! I love all of the details that you have in it! The lamps came out wonderful!!! I really love the doors and the interior of the closet is so great. The contrasting fabrics are perfect!!! Well Done!!!!!

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  11. The room is just beautiful! The two new lamps really add to the ambience...there's a welcoming atmosphere to the room...I want to move right in!

    When I saw the first photo I wasn't sure if I was on a miniatures blog or one of the decorating blogs that I read. You've captured the lived in feel of a real size house. Each detail is just perfect.

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  12. I have always loved this room for so many reasons. I love the furniture and the colors. Now it has come to life with the lovely finishing touches you have done and the addition the light fixtures you made. YES... It does look like a movie set! :-) Congratulations on your work.

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  13. Wat een sfeertje Josje. Helemaal perfect. Knap van je om een gaatje in een vaas te boren.......
    De lampjes zijn beide erg leuk geworden.


    groet Heleni

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  14. Wonderful bedroom and great atmosphere !

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  15. Yes, the lights are the dot on the i,great how they reflect in the mirror ! I love the complete room,congrats to your brilliant work ! Jeannette x

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  16. Superb work, Josje! YOur skill and love of detail is off the charts!

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  17. Josje, what shall I add ? it's exactly the kind of oom where I'll like to hide and never get out. Roomy, comfy, feminine, warm just the right place to write and read and close world out.
    Your eclectic lamp is very very pretty and add the touch of whimsical which makes everything even more real.
    Wonderful !
    Minihugs Rosamma

    PS M is doing well, I'm glad that your M is fine as well.

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  18. On se croirait dans un livre de décoration d'intérieur !

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  19. I love your bedroom Josje, what a lovely atmosphere, just the place to retreat to after a hard day of work, it is so warm and friendly, your lamps came out great!!!!!

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  20. Wonderful room! Until one looks closer, it seems to be a full sized room...I was fooled. Such beautiful attention to detail!

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  21. What a gorgeous room, its so beautiful. Lots of detail and the lights look brilliant.

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  22. Absolutely beautiful bedroom!

    xoxo

    Sofia

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  23. Je trouve votre piece magnifique . Un grand bravo pour les lampes . Elles sont iniques et très réussies . Cette chambre a un charme fou . Félicitation

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  24. A beautiful room and with the lights there is a wonderful atmosphere.
    Geneviève

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  25. Wauw, dat ziet er echt ongelofelijk mooi en echt uit! Prachtig!
    groetjes van Marieke

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  26. Hello Josje,
    I think this is one of the warmest, most welcoming rooms I've ever seen. Congratulations, it's amazing!
    You have just the perfect details and accessories...and the light you made is darling!
    Fantastic job!
    Best wishes,
    Giac

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  27. At first (and second) glance you would swear that this was a life-size room. It's absolutely beautiful and I love the lights! Well done indeed. Judith x

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  28. le quedo realmente espectacular
    un abrazo

    I'm really spectacular
    a hug

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  29. Het is een lust voor het oog om de kamer af te zien. Zoveel details en zulke mooie miniaturen bij elkaar is zeker om trots op te zijn. Ik herken dat de afwerking veel tijd kost, wanneer is iets klaar?

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  30. WOW!! Your room is absolutely stunning. So beautiful. And the lamps you created are perfect. I love the one on the mantle.

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  31. Tja, wat kan ik hier nog aan toevoegen...
    Helemaal super,zo mooi!!!
    En je hebt het goed over het nieuwe project, een verlaten fabriekshal

    groetjes Sylvia

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  32. Es una habitación increíblemente hermosa!...me cuesta saber si es real o miniatura......como sacad de una buena revista de decoración....excelente, me encanta!!!

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  33. Ik heb het altijd al een prachtige slaapkamer gevonden. Zoals hierboven al veelvuldig staat....het lijkt net een 1:1 kamer. De lampjes, gordijntjes e.d. zijn de kers op de taart.

    Groetjes
    Sjoukje

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  34. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Every detail, charming!!!

    Blessings,
    Teresa

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  35. After having seen the Canal House, has completely changed my perspective on dollhouses ... I am no longer able to look at things the same way again :-)
    This is why I love the blog, which gives us the opportunity to look around the world and tell to far a person:
    "You did a wonderful job that fills my heart with joy" :-)
    Thank you, Josje
    Flora

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  36. I absolutely adore this room Josje and you are right, it looks like an old movie set, that's because it has real 'atmosphere' - it seems to be a living breathing space, especially with this lovely soft lighting.

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  37. I want to live in that room, Josje! It's absolutely beautiful, warm and inviting.

    xo
    Claudia

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  38. Very Creative and Very Beautiful! Your work is inspiring! I Love the mantle with the Old mirror glass! And the beaded lampshade is just right!

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  39. This room is so wonderful - very unique. And the lights too.
    Nina

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  40. Es divina, la realización esta hecha con un gusto exquisito.
    Felicidades!!

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  41. What a delightful room, I would love it in RL. You have done a fabulous job with the lights too, very innovative.

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  42. Een droom van een slaapkamer, heel echt, prachtig met elk detail.

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  43. Stunning!!

    The lighting adds so much to the ambiance of the room. I feel compelled to climb into those un made sheets and have the sleep of angels.

    Beautiful.......

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  44. Jose, you've done it again! This room is absolutely PERFECT! I love the fireplace and mirror, the lights, the windows, the closet and all of the wonderful details!
    Great work! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  45. Héél erg mooi! Complimenten!

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  46. The room does indeed look like a set from an old movie! A perfectly enchanting setting!

    Josje, I am both thrilled and honored that you are following my blog, thank you so much! I am also excited to have 'discovered' your blog and look very much forward to reading it.

    All my best,
    John

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  47. The room is just beautiful, although it has been even when unfinished! I love the colours you've used. It creates a great ambience.

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  48. Such a beautiful room! You have done a magnificent job of it all.
    Sandie (Snippets from my Studio)

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  49. i am a beginner, we are building our first house, and I like to look for inspiration and learning.
    Congratulations and greetings from mexico :D

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  50. Thank you all for your lovely comments. I could still do more to the room, like filling the closet and finishing the little en-suite bathroom, but hey, a house is never really finished, is it?

    So onwards with the rest of the house! Or maybe not as you can read in my next post ;)

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  51. The atmosphere is soft and cozy, I like.
    I love your creations, dear Josje.
    I would really like to take a seat and dream in your mini-interiors.
    Léa (from Paris)

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  52. Hello Léa, nice to hear from you again! Thank you for your sweet comment! I just noticed you have got a blogspot blog as well now. How wonderful! That will make it so much easier to follow you. I will come right over!

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  53. Yes, Josje, I have this blog since 2008, but I could not take care of it.
    Now it will be easier, and I'm really happy.
    See you soon, Hugs. <3

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  54. okay ! this got be my FAVORITE room yet. this IS amazing Josje! i truly thought this was real. your attention to detail truly made thsi room unique.

    LOVE IT!

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  55. ¡¡¡¡¡Es una preciosidad!!!! elegante y muy fino en sus muebles y decoración, tienes un gusto exquisito. Te felicito por tu trabajo. Me ha encantado. Cuánto me gustaría tener mi dormitorio como ese.

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