The Artist's Studio is small but it needs a method of heating. I thought about simple radiators, but where's the fun in that? :D Here's my paper mockup of the wood stove for the living area. The bathroom will have a simple radiator.
When I first started looking at wood stoves online, I liked the ones with decorative doors the best. I bought a Grandt Line O scale diamond pattern window (3743) to serve as the door. It comes in three parts, and I used two of the three to make the door. I also bought a small resin fire from Mainly Minis.
I made a quick paper mockup to test the overall stove size to fit the door and fire. I have the wood dowel from the original HBS Loft kit to serve as the stove pipe, but I rolled up a piece of paper for the mockup. I pinned on wood beads for the legs.
I think it's a little short overall, so I plan to add a base for wood storage like this one from Charnwood.
I like a the basic elements of the Charnwood stove, so I made this sketch for mine. I believe mat board will be the best material for the final stove. Kris at 1 Inch Minis does amazing things with mat board, and I've enjoyed working with it using her tutorials.
I had originally thought about bricking all the way up the wall in addition to the base under the stove, but then I saw this photo from hearth.com showing a partial brick wall. Love it!
The stove rounds out the rest of the furnishings for the living area....nice and cozy! :D
I also made a photocopy of the blue medallion rug I've been stitching to see if it will work in the space. I took two copies of the finished half and taped them together. I think there should be enough room for it here. No way would I put a white base rug in front of a wood stove or in a painting studio in real life, but in mini-land...it's all good!
The lined out brick area is beautiful the whole fireplace will look like a framed piece of art.
Now wouldn't it have been nice to do woodwork and painting in real life without dust and splotches ;-)
The stove will be wonderful
Have you seen photographs of Lucien Freud's studio? he cleaned his brushes on the walls and door, it is incredible, and disturbing to anyone who ever does any cleaning at all!
When I was in high school, I used to clean my brushes on my pants and my bed sheets. My mom quit buying me both.
I had never seen Lucien Freud's studio before...very interesting. The art board I used all through art school ended up being one of my favorite "works" because it held a little of each painting or drawing I created. It was a study of me, in a way. I like his studio for the same reason.