Sea House Warming Hut: Post-Production

Too windy to take the finished build down to the beach, so I’m hoping to add the ocean in post-production. We’ll see if that happens :)

Earlier in the month, I took various shots from the cliffs down the road for backgrounds.

Looking north towards the Marin headlands and the Golden Gate

After printing out the various Sea House insignia on vellum, I sanded the inkjet out of them before gluing to the hut siding, to get a weather-beaten painted signage look.

The banners announcing the Winter Fair are new, so they get to be crisp, like the oft-painted outdoor furniture.

The tree photo above the couch is of a Monterey Cypress near Mori Point that I am very fond of. Oh dear. There must have been a temblor; I just noticed some of the wool bolsters from the top shelf are on the floor!

Here’s a better view of the Argo Wool Works stuff (and the Peacocks rug).

Cheval Noir (shhh, we’re pretending they’re local) is pouring some of their wine, and later there’s going to be fish chowder and persimmon pudding.

And all the bustling seems to have awoken the tiny Rancor, oh noes!

We’re going dark for now.


27 thoughts on “Sea House Warming Hut: Post-Production

  1. Jodi Hippler says:

    Don’t know where to start or end, I’m gushing with love! So, so wonderful, through and through! My question is, is it exactly like you pictured it, or did it lead you along to becoming? Just incredible, Nancy! Great work!

    • Nancy Enge says:

      Whoa, Jodi! I am so glad you like it! Your question is a great one. I am one of those miniaturists who does a great deal of pondering and sketching at the start of a project, and then once underway… am open to an evolving storyline. Of course there are points of no return and live-with-it regret, such as man oh man I wish I had thought to build some cabinet doors for the shelving units (determined far too late). A big part of my engagement is sitting with a build-in-progress, and listening :)

    • Nancy Enge says:

      Cyd, thank you, thank you. It has been so fun seeing what everyone who built along has come up with; I am in awe. Now I’m popping over to Mini Mod Pod to see what you’ve created.
      The little troll is called a Rancor, a character from the Star Wars universe, and one of the few I’m very fond of (despite, or maybe because of, its horrible monster status).

  2. Barbara W. says:

    Enchanting! I can’t decide which detail I like best – the weathered signs, the wooden crates (horses!), the beautiful artwork.. It’s all so perfect. I have to go back and gaze some more.

    • Nancy Enge says:

      BW, thank you so, so much. The Cheval Noir wine crates and bottles are from Reutter Porzellan. I’m thinking of having a little stamp made so I can try and make some branded Sea House crates :) There’s more photography I want to do… real soon.

  3. Pepper says:

    Oh my word this is such a lovely build. Not least because I could watch as you built it and read the story you had imagined for it. I just love the style, the contrast of the modern interior and weathered exterior. I LOVE the old ruins underneath and the sense of history that conjures. It’s beautiful Nancy – really well done X

    • Nancy Enge says:

      Pepper, you are so generous with your praise! I, too, have so enjoyed seeing and reading about people’s work as it progresses. I learn so much, and continually balance inspiration and awe. What a wonderful community of builders!

  4. Keli says:

    I love it, I love it, I love it! Now excuse me, I have to go look at the pics again :)

    The rancor made me LOL, BTW.

    I hope post production goes well for you :)

    • Nancy Enge says:

      Thank you, thank you, thank you. I’m swamped with (deferred) work deadlines now, but intend to go back in and take some more pictures… especially once the winter fair is over, and Argo Wool Works moves into the building :)

  5. Susi says:

    It was such a delight to read your posts and seeing this project evolving. I love what you did with the kit, the mood comes across so well, I want to go and sit in there and relax with some good wine!

  6. christina says:

    Incredible and so realistic – the angle of the photos and the lighting are absolutely perfect. DH didn’t realize I was showing him a mini build. I loved watching you build and stage the Sea Hut. I think the rancor is the perfect touch.

    • Nancy Enge says:

      Christina, many thanks! It was a (mostly) fun project, made more enjoyable by all the people who shared their work and techniques and offered appreciation, encouragement and suggestions.

  7. elizabeth s says:

    Hi Nancy! What a terrific finished product! I am particularly interested in the way that you have finished the exterior because I LOVE aging and especially the cast away debris that has collected under your Sea House Warming Hut! Well Done!
    Also wish to say that all of your tiny details within has made it feel Very Welcoming and an easy relaxed environment were one would love to go and stay put around the fireplace, have a drink with friends, and then carry home some of the many EXCELLENT woolen products to their own Warming Huts. :D
    BEAUTIFUL work both inside and out!

    • Nancy Enge says:

      Elizabeth, thank you for your lovely comments. You are welcome anytime. It’s rainy and windy here today on the coast, but the hut is always open :)

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