Lights, camera, action!
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.
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.
Wauw die slaapkamer is geweldig en lijkt zo vreselijk echt.ReplyDelete
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.
It is an absolutely beautiful room! =)ReplyDelete
This is so lovely! I love your creativity with the lights--they're both magnificent!ReplyDelete
It looks lovely and the overhead light is a perfect match.ReplyDelete
The whole room is just beautiful!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I love you room!!!
The bedroom is fantastic! I loved the lights, the fireplace and all the wonderful details.ReplyDelete
lamps offer a light so beautiful, that makes the magical atmosphere in this room!ReplyDelete
beautiful reflections, those beads, a brilliant idea, as always !.... and a little luck to have found the right materials;)
many kisses! Caterina
oooooooooooo i love this room :D Linda xReplyDelete
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!!!!!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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.
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.ReplyDelete
Wat een sfeertje Josje. Helemaal perfect. Knap van je om een gaatje in een vaas te boren.......ReplyDelete
De lampjes zijn beide erg leuk geworden.
Wonderful bedroom and great atmosphere !ReplyDelete
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 xReplyDelete
Superb work, Josje! YOur skill and love of detail is off the charts!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Your eclectic lamp is very very pretty and add the touch of whimsical which makes everything even more real.
PS M is doing well, I'm glad that your M is fine as well.
On se croirait dans un livre de décoration d'intérieur !ReplyDelete
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!!!!!ReplyDelete
Wonderful room! Until one looks closer, it seems to be a full sized room...I was fooled. Such beautiful attention to detail!ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous room, its so beautiful. Lots of detail and the lights look brilliant.ReplyDelete
Absolutely beautiful bedroom!ReplyDelete
Je trouve votre piece magnifique . Un grand bravo pour les lampes . Elles sont iniques et très réussies . Cette chambre a un charme fou . FélicitationReplyDelete
A beautiful room and with the lights there is a wonderful atmosphere.ReplyDelete
Wauw, dat ziet er echt ongelofelijk mooi en echt uit! Prachtig!ReplyDelete
groetjes van Marieke
Very impressive and atmospheric!ReplyDelete
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!
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 xReplyDelete
le quedo realmente espectacularReplyDelete
I'm really spectacular
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?ReplyDelete
WOW!! Your room is absolutely stunning. So beautiful. And the lamps you created are perfect. I love the one on the mantle.ReplyDelete
Tja, wat kan ik hier nog aan toevoegen...ReplyDelete
Helemaal super,zo mooi!!!
En je hebt het goed over het nieuwe project, een verlaten fabriekshal
Es una habitación increíblemente hermosa!...me cuesta saber si es real o miniatura......como sacad de una buena revista de decoración....excelente, me encanta!!!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Absolutely gorgeous!!! Every detail, charming!!!ReplyDelete
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 :-)ReplyDelete
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
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.ReplyDelete
I want to live in that room, Josje! It's absolutely beautiful, warm and inviting.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
This room is so wonderful - very unique. And the lights too.ReplyDelete
Es divina, la realización esta hecha con un gusto exquisito.ReplyDelete
What a delightful room, I would love it in RL. You have done a fabulous job with the lights too, very innovative.ReplyDelete
Een droom van een slaapkamer, heel echt, prachtig met elk detail.ReplyDelete
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.
Beautifull room, charming!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Great work! Thank you so much for sharing!
Héél erg mooi! Complimenten!ReplyDelete
The room does indeed look like a set from an old movie! A perfectly enchanting setting!ReplyDelete
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,
The room is just beautiful, although it has been even when unfinished! I love the colours you've used. It creates a great ambience.ReplyDelete
Such a beautiful room! You have done a magnificent job of it all.ReplyDelete
Sandie (Snippets from my Studio)
i am a beginner, we are building our first house, and I like to look for inspiration and learning.ReplyDelete
Congratulations and greetings from mexico :D
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?ReplyDelete
So onwards with the rest of the house! Or maybe not as you can read in my next post ;)
The atmosphere is soft and cozy, I like.ReplyDelete
I love your creations, dear Josje.
I would really like to take a seat and dream in your mini-interiors.
Léa (from Paris)
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!ReplyDelete
Yes, Josje, I have this blog since 2008, but I could not take care of it.ReplyDelete
Now it will be easier, and I'm really happy.
See you soon, Hugs. <3
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.ReplyDelete
¡¡¡¡¡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.ReplyDelete