Saturday, March 24, 2012
Kitchen Sneak Peek
Hello every one,
Yes I know it's been a while since my last post but we have had a bit going on here. However I have managed to squeeze in a a bit of time to have a play and whilst I haven't finished my kitchen I am becoming a lot closer. Thanks to Tyla from http://obscurecreationsbytyla.blogspot.com.au/ I have come up with a plan for my range hood and the light. I still have to paint the walls and attach the range hood and flue but I thought I would give you a little sneak peek of what I have achieved so far.
I have made the sink cabinet myself with a frame of cedar ( which I painted white, shame, shame I know)
and the top is made of American walnut which I found during my fossic through my specialty wood supplier. I have coated it in a wax finnish that was left over from my own timber floors upstairs. The tiles I have done myself with card stock and then painted them in a gloss finnish. I'm not so happy with the tiles as after I filled the gaps I lost the gloss and am worried about re varnishing them because the varnish might show the imperfect surface. They are not stuck down yet so I have a little time to think before I put in the range. I think they are a little larger than I would have liked but I modelled them to scale from my own tiles in the bathroom so I thought they would be okay. I still have a plate rack to add above the sink. The food was made by Mia with her lovely slender fingers she has done a wonderful job. All the other little GLT's we have collected from "The Doll House " http://www.thedollhouse.com.au/online/ over the last few months including the little working rolling pin which is apparently German, that makes it all the more special, the little miking bowls are hand made from England.......hello Andy, Simon and co......... The flag stones I have mentioned before but for those who have missed previous posts I made them my self with balsa wood and lots of paint and sanding.
Well I hope you like the Kitchen so far.
Happy Mini's every one!
ML Fi xx
P.S As some of you have asked about the sink it's self I realised I forgot to tell you about it. I bought it from Kerri at The Doll House and it is English porcelain (in Australia, anything that is English, French, Germain or Italian makes it all the more special.....;) ) I loved it initially because it was hand made and quite rustic looking. It did however cause a great deal of problems in getting it to sit straight as it was not! I had to make an opening in the shelf it sits on as the escape for the plug protruded lower than the level of the sink and the sides where not straight so it made measurements difficult. So, we live and learn, hand made charm comes with complications!