Sunday, September 11, 2011

Roombox Present

I just finished a room box for my Mother In Law Pat.
She is a wonderful lady and has been so generous with us, and tireless in her love for her family.

The Little House I started a while back after seeing the wonderful 1/144 scale houses that some very talented fellow blogger's made. I could not afford the kit so I made a little version of my own, and found out that 1/144 scale is not my favourite scale to work in.lol

I was inspired to make this room box by the Thorne Room is Chicago. My husband Dave and I have been to Chicago 3 times and I would love to go back. I purchased the book on the rooms when we were there, and I am so glad that I did as it's a wealth of inspiration.
I even made a curtain cornice, and put in a picture of an English country garden.
I made the bread when my nieces were over and we were all playing with clay.
The bottom silhouette  is of Jane Austin, Pat Love's her movies as I do. I painted the chairs white and distressed them. And can you guess what the cushion and drapes are made out of???
Paper!!!

This verse is special to Pat and also myself. I printed off a larger version for me and put it up on the wall facing my desk so I can see it and be inspired.
I even put clear plastic in all the frames, fancy.lol
(i just realised that i miss spelled voice as vice) oops.)
I had of course to include some vintage mail, and roses that I made.
The desk I already had, and I think it looks great with the other pieces. I love to mix things up.
This is my before, it's a room box that I purchased at Ikea many many years ago. I already had the windows, and the floor is Popsicle sticks stained. The walls are dry wall paste.
Cornice
Shot of some of the furniture before it went in.
Thanks for looking in on my little room box. I loved making it and plan on making more in the future.

PS. You can click on the pictures to see a larger version.

37 comments:

  1. I had to do a double take! I thought the first picture was full scale of your table and the miniature on top!

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  2. What a lucky girl Pat is!!! It is marvelous!
    Un abrazo

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  3. Your 1: 144 scale house is just wonderful! I love the rounded windows. It is really a great room box. :-) I am sure Pat has to be delighted.

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  4. I think it's a beautiful roombox and such a thoughtful gift! =)

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  5. Hello, it's amazing work so simply and so beautiful. congratulations.

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  6. If I didn't know any better I would think this is a real room!You are so gifted!
    Blessings, Joanne

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  7. It is amazingly realistic! Wonderful work! I love the paper curtains. I did the same thing in the Newport for mockups and decided right then I would be using paper to make the final sets. :D Much easier to get good folds.

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  8. Absolutetly beautiful! The little dollshouse is just perfect!

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  9. It really is lovely. I have to say a big thank you for spurring me on. I have started so many times to do a roombox for my grandmother. I keep over thinking it and it never eventuates. Seeing yours has cleared my head and started me anew! Paper for the curtains is a brilliant idea! Carrie

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  10. That is beautiful - like one of the other comments I too had to look twice :)

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  11. It is a marvellous roombox, with lovely details.
    When I saw the first picture I thought the house was 1/12 and that it was in your living room. Your roombox looks so real.
    Geneviève

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  12. It's outstanding in everyway! I too thought the little house was a 1/12th and NOT a 1/144th scale! How talented are you to make your own 1/144th scale house, I remember you telling me that you wanted to have a go. I love the whole look and I adore that coffee pot! :0))))

    Wonderful work Jenn! :o)

    Michelle xx

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  13. Thanks to everyone for such lovely comments on my roombox, it was such fun to make and adding the little extra touches that make it personal make me feel even better about giving it as a gift. Im always worried that people will think me silly, but I love looking into smaller worlds and peering in at a life through a looking glass.lol

    Jenn

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  14. Wow, Jennifer! I'm speechless with this your miniature scene! It's wonderful, so realistic!
    Hugs

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  15. It is a beautiful room box Jenn! Very elegant. And I love 1:144 house!:) Great work!:)

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  16. Your work is sublime! That small dollhouse in the room box really puts the cherry on top!

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  17. This is a lovely project...i enjoyed my visit!

    1:144th scale is so fiddly to work with isn't is.....a challenge....lol!

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  18. A beautiful gift and so personal. I am becoming a big fan of these smaller projects as you can use up so many things that we seem to collect.

    They are simply wonderful as one off presents for special people. I am sure your special person will be so happy with this gift.

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  19. I thought I was looking at a dolls house in a life-size room at first. What a lovely room box and love your 144th scale house, what a beautiful gift I am certain she loves it.

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  20. Simply lovely. I too did a double take on looking at the picture. I thought it was a house on a desk lol. Wonderful job. I also love the verse "In the Garden" We sing that in church all the time and it is a great meditation song. Once again well done!

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  21. Right now I regret not being your mother-in-law!
    This room box is fantastic, an example of elegance and good taste. Moreover, it is really compact, so a gift fully operational (enjoyable).
    The curtains and the lining of the chairs out of paper?!
    WOW!
    Mini hugs, Flora

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  22. que belleza de escena, te felicito

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  23. Jenn, this is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous!!!!! Like Margaret I thought at first the pics were of a 'normal size' dollhouse in a real room Everything is beautiful.

    It looks like I've been missing out on notification of heaps of great activity over here even tho you are on my followed blogs list so I'm having a real catchup session now :)

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  24. Preciosa estancia
    Felices fiestas
    Un abrazo
    Maite

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  25. What a special gift for your mother-in-law! Well done! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  27. tus trabajos me enamoran.

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  28. Gorgeous work, amazing! So the little house is in 1:144th scale and the rest of this beautiful roombox is 1:12th scale?
    Greetings, Ilona

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  29. This is a delightful roombox, so elegant. and your MIL is a fortunate woman to have such a thoughtful and caring DIL. I love the Jane Austen books, and the hymn is one of my favourites. The roses and other details are the perfect finishing touches too.

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  30. I much admire anyone who can work in ultra-mini scale and be able to pull it off as you have done with the tiny town house! The room box is a real treat and the elements within it are clean, classic and simply elegant! I love the hymn on the wall and I was sing the harmony in my head as I read along ( I am good at singing harmony only IN my head). This is a lovely gift to have given, and I hope that your mother in law enjoyed receiving it.

    elizabeth

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  31. This is amazing!
    -Anabelle Hart @ http;//www.beautybootsnbits.blogspot.com

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  32. Mi sto innamorando giorno per giorno delle tue miniature. Sono incredibili! In questo momento non mi posso permettere di acquistarne qualcuna, ma alcune di esse sono perfette per il mio progetto. Nel frattempo mi consolo leggendo il tuo blog. L'idea delle tende e dei cuscini di carta mi piace molto, penso di provarci anch'io! ;-)

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  33. I want to learn! Any advice on where to start.

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  34. I want to learn! Any advice on where to start.

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