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From the album: Whitney Plantation, Wallace, LouisianaThe wooden mantel of the fireplace in one of the bedrooms is intricately carved. I suspect that back in the day, it carried a faux marble finish, but it apparently has not been cleaned and/or restored.
© Katherine Bennett 2014
The chimney is entirely made of paperclay (FWIW, I'm a big fan of Das Modeling Clay, rather than Creative Paperclay brand, because it's less expensive and seems to work about the same). The stone style is intentionally different on the inside of the building and the outside, but both are (intended to be) authentic to the region where this cabane is situated.
Bricks (by Andi Mini Brick & Stone, Williamstown, Vermont), here shown faux-painted with built-up creosote and dusted with "ash"; bricks on the floor level are black 400-grit sandpaper (in order not to add thickness at the floor level), cut to mini-brick-sized and individually placed on a pre-"grouted" floor area; and a deeply aged, hand-rubbed finish on the mantel that may be one of my favorite bits of the whole project. It's the littlest details, that no one but the builder may notice, that give the greatest joy in minis...