Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Painted Tiles

I have been very busy at work lately, and so my blog has suffered from neglect! I did find the time to work a little more on my swedish tiled stove over the weekend though. I looked around for some inspiration, and found this picture of a neo-classical swedish room:


I chose a blue-green scheme (as per the room). The walls will be two shades of light blue grey, and so green blue tiles seemed to fit well. I used acrylic paint.


Painting the same pattern over and over again was quite a challenge, but I was able to get enough consistency, plus I told myself that real hand painted tiles are never all quite the same. I also painted the legs grey (because these were not tile, but wood).


After the stove was painted I sprayed it with a high gloss clear spray paint. This gave the shine of tiles, and worked very well. 


The photo below does not do it justice, but I will get a better one once I have finished the door to the stove. 


13 comments:

  1. Your stove is spectacular. I love it so much. As soon as I finish the dollhouse I'm working on, I would like to reproduce a Kim Jacobs room. I adore her calendars and I have seen online that I can order some posters of them. She often has Swedish tiled stoves in her rooms. Your flowers are lovely!

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    1. That is great Lucille, I am looking forward to seeing!

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  2. C'est très réussi !!ce n'est pas facile de dessiner à main levée si petit.
    Bravo c'est superbe!!
    isabelle

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  3. WOW,Your stove is quite Wonderful but then everything I have seen you do is Wonderful!

    elizabeth

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  4. I like it, hand painting every flower....your attention to detail just blows my mind.

    wicked cool!
    Marisa :)

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  5. Beautiful! The flowers are perfect - I could never keep my hands steady for that long.

    Diana Vreeland once suggested adorning the home with a huge white tiled stove from Europe...she would've loved this.

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    1. Thanks Anna! Yes, I am in love with them too! glad you liked it.

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  6. What wonderful.
    your rooms are really a feast for the eyes.
    Greetings, Alexandra

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    1. thanks Alexandra! They take so long to make (because I work and don't have much time) but stay tuned for updates!

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  7. Your little stoves are gorgeous. And I enjoyed your cardboard prop and theatre post. Fun projects.

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