Turning a corner

Rosehill Cottage has gotten some updates! You can tell by the first photo that it's been a while - I had to evict the poor spider. But doesn't she look like the perfect scale for the cottage?

I finished the floor, but will probably continue to tweak the color. In good lighting it looks correct, but really gets dark when the lights are dim. Most of it will be covered up with area rugs as well, so I'm not stressing over it.

This photo shows the base I've put together for the kitchen fireplace. The back wall will have a small window on the right next to the fireplace, and a short section of wall, then a door on the left which goes into the book room in back.

Back of kitchen with fireplace.

Yes, I am going to make the library! I'm not sure yet if it will match what you see in the film or the way the exterior was built (the door leading outside is on the opposite wall from one to the other). Probably I will go with what made it into the film, but I prefer the way it looks from the outside on the exterior set. In any case I am going to have to fudge the measurements since movie sets and exteriors don't match.

Exterior of cottage - no door on this side of library addition.
Same side of library on set, as seen in film.

Here is a view of the other side, with the exterior door on the opposite side.

I am getting excited about the possibility of finishing this project! Amazing what spending some quality time in the studio does to my psyche.


  1. Well done! Are you going to have some "loose" books in the library, for tiny Kate to leaf through? :)

  2. It all looks fantastic to me. I am soooo glad to see you working on this house again. I think I watched that movie the second or was it the third time???... Just to look at the house.

  3. Catherine, I've probably watched or at least had the movie running over 100 times! I do this a lot, fall in love with a movie house and watch it ad-nauseum. At least having a mini project attached to it doesn't make it seem so pathetic!

    Cammila - oh yeah! But they most likely won't be open-able or readable. I'm not that nuts!

  4. I do agree with you on making the library look like the inside set rather than the outside. I love the shelves that go over the door!

  5. Well, you'd still get shelves over the door. It's just that the door leading to the outside is a window if viewed from the exterior of the fake house they built. The exterior shows a door on the opposite side of the addition, next to the bay window in the living room. There are a bunch of these kind of discrepancies between the interior sets and the exterior shell. I think the book-filled shelves will look fantastic when it's done.

  6. Of course, I could put doors on both sides. Nothing to stop me!

  7. I haven't seen this movie although it sounds like it shouldn't be missed! I'm loving your project though and looking at the still shots to see where you are going next.
    What is the name of the movie?

  8. I apologize, Christine! I should have posted the name of the movie. It's called The Holiday, and stars Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet as lovelorn women who trade houses for the Christmas holiday. It also stars Jude Law and Jack Black in a surprisingly sympathetic role. The movie is fun to watch, but of course Winslet's cottage in the film is the reason I watch it.


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