Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Tranquil Nordic Retreat

I've done a little more on the Tranquil Nordic Retreat.  The loft,  "tin" ceiling are in. I did a "stencil" above the windows.
The "stencil" is actually hand painted. I didn't have a stencil that small. I sketched an oval and bow with a pencil and then use a linen colored paint over it. 
When the linen paint gets the pencil mark wet, the pencil line turns into a gray paint. It's a great effect!
Here's the "tin" ceiling. It's just hot glue outlining 2 different designs.  Then I painted the whole ceiling with a couple of coats of thick off white paint.
And the upstairs ceiling is done. Half will be covered with sheer fabric. And the other half will be painted with scrolling.
I've been working on lots of accessories and furnishings. I can't wait to put them in place. Tomorrow I'll show you a shop I made for Jen. 
Till then!


  1. Nice! Sounds like you're really in the flow, Caroline! xo Jennifer

  2. me encantan los progresos que estas haciendo en esta casita , los dibujos sobre las ventanas son fantasticos , estoy deseando ver el resto



  3. It's looking so lovely, Caroline - I can feel the fresh air off the fjords! Those handpainted "stencils" are just exquisite... looking forward to seeing more.

    Sorry to have been absent for so long. I was in Dollshouse mode in the Czech Republic, and I'm afraid blogworld had to take a slightly back seat!
    Alison xx

  4. Спасибо, что показываете строительство! Красивый цветы над окнами! Замечательно, что много окон, много света!!

  5. Can't wait to see the shop. You do good work.

  6. The stencil is a nice touch. You always come up with unique ideas for each cottage you work on. Love it....

  7. Such original ideas, Caroline, you're really seem to be in the flow for creating miniatures in your wonderful projects! Great work!
    Hugs, Ilona

  8. The details are very original.
    Great progress.

  9. I like the stencil's they're really cute :)

  10. Cuanto mas la miro mas me gusta. Estoy deseando verla terminada.
    Feliz fin de semana.

  11. Again, you amaze me with your beautiful work. Thank you for sharing these details.
    Hugs, Drora

  12. I love the whitewashed walls and stencil!

  13. The stencil looks really effective.