Thursday, May 13, 2010

An old ladder for the cottage

I have been brave again and have been messing around with wood! This is NOT my strong point so every time I make anything with wood I am ever so pleased!! I wanted an old ladder to put in my cottage as a display and here it is. Don't breathe on it or it might fall apart. I am really pleased with the rough, peeling paint.....this was achieved by luck and my impatience - painting the ladder before the stain was dry and then trying to sand the paint while it was still wet. Anyway, I really like the way it has turned out. Yay!!








I have put some little bits and pieces on the ladder for the sake of this photograph but I don't really like this display too much so I am sure it will change greatly as time goes by....I have to look for/make some really very tiny little things as the ladder rungs are quite close together.




The little bowl on the bottom shelf has been stolen from my other dollshouse - it fits in so much better here. It was made by Bill Helmer .


The book is a gorgeous little volume of Emily Dickenson's poetry made by Treefeathers .



I made the little clock on the top shelf by sticking a picture onto tin, and I made the little glass brick underneath the clock by applying a vintage tile decal to one little section of a glass mosaic tile block I got from the $2 shop.




Thank you so much for being interested in my blog - it is lovely to have you visit!!

16 comments:

Norma said...

I just love the ladder! This is one time that impatience really paid off ;) I really like that clock and the tile too.

Liberty Biberty said...

LOVING that ladder!
Mercedes

sylvia said...

It is great, wonderful!!
Sylvia

Nina said...

It has the charm of the country style, very nice.

Nina

unicornio said...

I love the stile shabby chic,and your work it´s wonderful.The ladder,the clock,the plants ....Hugs,Matilde.

Marion said...

Well done! I love the ladder and your impatience's paid off big way. Now that's an idea, working with tin. I've tried to make things look like they're done on metal, but never thought of actually doing it on tin. Do you use the stuff that those tea lights come in? Anyway, the result looks great. Oh, did you know I still haven't used that decal paper? Shame on me!!! LOL

Flora said...

What especially pretty and original!
The accessories are all beautiful and perfect, not to mention the watch!
I like it!
Mini hug

Arantxa said...

It's so cute, Perfect accesories.

I like it so much!!

miniacollection said...

What a very good idea ! I like teh colour of the ladder and all the items on it.
Geneviève

Irene said...

I like the ladder and the finish is great - impatience has paid off. I hope you don't have too hard a search for tiny tiny items.

synnøve said...

I love everything... the ladder, the color of it, the details.....ahhh!!!!
Synnøve :)

Lene said...

Oh, I love your ladder, and the small bowls too.

The Dangerous Mezzo said...

The ladder is perfect in every way!

Flor said...

¡Hola Carolyn!
Que gusto encontrar tu blog todo me encanta!!
Se ve muy linda la escalera!!!
Saludos
http://florff.blogspot.com/

Little Rabbit Miniatures said...

wonderful,love the table!

Margaret said...

Your ladder turned out perfect, it looks fantastic with all the little items you've placed on it. I love your work, very stylish.