Handwork...

Something I was working on a few months ago, a recessed buffet for a dining room.   The room was designed around some beautiful antique...



Something I was working on a few months ago, a recessed buffet for a dining room.   The room was designed around some beautiful antique silver miniatures.  I will show the finished room next week.  For now, please enjoy my feature film 'Handwork':



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  1. I love the shape of those gorgeous doors. What a great idea to magnetize the shelves so they can be moved. I can't wait to see your next post.

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    1. Thanks Catherine. Yes the magnetized wall works perfectly. After all, the miniatures are not that heavy so the shelves stay put.

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  2. Just Beautifull! I love the shape of the door frame. A perfect spot to display your wonderfull silver collection but don't close the doors ;-)

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    1. Thank you Jeffry. I'm quite happy with the shape of the doors and the door frame too. It is a shame the doors have to be open to show the silver collection!

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  3. Wow!!! What an incredible display cupboard... with sliding pocket doors! The shape is so unique and the usefulness of those movable bracket shelves is so imaginative and original! And your video to show it off is really superb!

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    1. Thank you Betsy. The shape of these doors was popular in the early 18th century. I have used the doors of an existing house in the Hague as inspiration.

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  4. I love pocket doors. I was disappointed that my 100 y.o. 1:1 house doesn't have them. Yours are gorgeous.
    Who would have thought of a magnetized wall (you lol). So smart! May I ask where you got the magnet shelves?

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    1. Thank you grandmommy ;-) I made the magnet shelves. I bought tiny strong magnets, made bracket shelves which were big enough to take a miniature and big enough to hold a magnet. Drilled a hole in the back, glued in the magnet, et voilà!

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  5. Wauw wat goed bedacht Josje en ook weer zo prachtig uitgevoerd. Weer een genot om naar te kijken.

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  6. Ingenious way to hold the shelves in place, a very clever idea. The shape of the door and frame are lovely. Beautiful work as always =0)

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  7. Pero que cosa tan bonita... me he quedado estupefacta.
    Nunca había visto algo así.
    Estupenda idea.
    Un abrazo
    Maite

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  8. Bravo Josje!!! Excellent sliding doors, and what a Terrific solution for the interior cupboard shelves.
    Top billing for both of these Film Stars! :))

    elizabeth

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    1. :-) Thanks Elizabeth! Yes I'm happy with the magnetic bracket shelves too! It works so well.

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  9. Magnifique! Je suis très curieux de voir la suite.

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  10. Prachtige kast, Josje, wat een geweldig goed idee om hem op deze manier 'in te bouwen' en vooral ook het toepassen van schuifdeuren is een schitterend idee :)!
    Ik ben erg benieuwd naar je nieuwe kamer.
    Fijn weekend gewenst.
    Groetjes, Ilona

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    1. Dank je Ilona! Die buffetten kwamen wel veel voor in de 17de en 18de eeuw. In het poppenhuis van Sara Rothé zie je er ook in (die rode kamer op de foto: http://www.franshalsmuseum.nl/en/collection/collection/search-collection/dollhouse-742/ )

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  11. Wow..Josje wat een prachtige kast heb je gemaakt. Complimenten voor je bijzondere werk.

    Fijn weekend Xandra

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  12. What beautiful mouldings, your idea of being able to move the shelves is fabulous and i have no doubt once your silver collection is displayed on them it will look stunning.

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    1. Thank you Tony. I needed to be able to change the shelves around without damaging the walls. This is what I came up with and it works wonderfully!

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  13. I love pocket doors and so cool that you made them in miniature! And of course the magnetized shelves are brilliant.

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  14. Those doors are beautiful. This idea is certainly unique---

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    1. Thank you Linda. The idea of the shelves you mean? It was out of necessity that I came up with this solution. It works well!

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  15. Hello Josje,
    It looks beautiful and the use of magnets is brilliant. you always up the bar.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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    1. Thank you Giac! Ah well I have to, to keep up with you ;-) I could see this work in your chinoiserie rooms as well, for displaying nice china. You can just move them around and add to them when your collection grows.

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  16. How beautiful! Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

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    1. Thank you Linda! Warm greetings back. I am sure we can both use a little warmth at this time of year ;-) It is cold and very stormy here today.

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  17. Grazie mille, you are always such an ispiration. I love your work and those doors.... I adore them !

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    1. You're welcome Rosanna! And thank you for your lovely comment. I hope you are well! As you can see some of your wonderful work now adorns the top of my page. Still absolutely love that!

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  18. Hi there Josje, I am so impressed with this idea. It is unique and beautiful. And what a wonderful idea to use magnets to allow flexibility on the display wall! Truly beautiful!

    Doug

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    1. Thank you Doug! The flexibility on the display wall is what I needed and the magnets seemed the best solution. It works better than expected.

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  19. oh, wat gaaf! De deuren vond ik al geweldig mooi en helemaal toen het schuifdeuren bleken te zijn, maar de magneten voor de consoles is briljant! Leuk om een filmpje te doen :D

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    1. Dank u, dank u! Ik heb net nog eens even het filmpje gekeken. Leuk om terug te zien. Soms vergeet je gewoon hoe je iets gedaan hebt dus zo'n filmpje is wel een handig geheugensteuntje. Ja die magneten waren een erg goeie oplossing, al zeg ik het zelf ;-)

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