building Canal house Fireplace Herengracht Mirror
The winter sun...February 11, 2012
I have not made a lot of progress on my yellow room lately, as the beautiful winter weather we've been having has lured me outside, p...
I have not made a lot of progress on my yellow room lately, as the beautiful winter weather we've been having has lured me outside, putting on my ice skates and touring the area on our frozen canals.
Last night we had such a beautiful sunset, the light was streaming through my dolls house windows. I quickly grabbed my camera to take a few photos. I love the orange glow in the room. As you can see I did finish the fireplace and overmantle. In the reflection of the mirror you can see the lights of my other canal house. I also put up the cornacing around the room. None of the walls, fireplace and curtains are permanently attached yet, so you can still see a few gaps here and there (and in my haste to catch the setting sun I put the curtains up too high).
I have had the wood for the lower ground floor cut as well. I have put it together with some tape to see what it would look like. It is big! I was not happy with the size of the dining room though, so I will have another wall cut for that so it will be 10 centimeters wider. The total floor space will be 160 cm ( 5'3'' ) by 55 cm ( about 21.5 inches).
Here are the two main reception rooms put on the lower ground floor. The hall will run in front of the two rooms. To the left will be an open area (which has the courtyard below) and on the far left will be the Great Hall (which hasn't been cut yet). All the rooms will be individual boxes which, when put together, will form the complete dolls house.
OK, time to put on my skates again!