I wanted a lattice window. I've used Gallery Glass to make dollhouse leading. I also have some fabric paint by Tulip that I got years ago, that works similarly to the Gallery Glass, but I didn't feel like using either of them for this project.
I found some nice screening and thought about using that, but it wasn't quite the right size, so I'd have had to go to the hardware store and maybe the builder's supply store to see if they had what I wanted. I remembered that I had seen plastic mesh at the crafts supply store, and wondered if it would be in the correct scale. I really didn't feel like going to stores and hunting through them for maybe hours (including driving time) when I remembered the clear dollhouse tile sheets. I was pretty sure I might still have some leftover from another project, and here it is.
here's a closeup of the window, framed. I still have to fill in a few little gaps with putty or plaster, then paint the trim.
Here's a picture of the room so far. There's still a bit of plaster on the sides of the timbers. I can either wipe some more off with water, or even better, since the plaster is smooth, dab some paint over it.
Usually I'm inspired by a picture of a house or part of a room and take off from there, but this time I wanted to reproduce a picture of a room I found in a book. Later I'll show you the picture of the original wash house.
You can get the clear tile sheets from Model Builders Supply. You can see if there's a store in your country who carries their products by checking their 'retail stores' search feature under their information section.
Miniatures.com also sells these sheets. I have to admit I'm not sure if they're the exact same product. I think I bought mine through Miniatures.com a few years before I started New England Miniatures.
ANOTHER ADDED NOTE:
Fran Casselman left a comment saying that yes, the tile sheet sold by Miniatures.com is made by Model Builders Supply.
Thank you Fran! Thanks also to everyone who commented on the wash house so far!