Pootling around in the kitchen
Let’s continue with more woodwork mayhem. I bought two cheaply produced but very strongly made kitchen cabinets both painted a dark green as it happens and which, thankfully, have mostly withstood my hacking about. I do this because I can’t build a carcass strong enough in the first place so work backwards, as it were.
The second cupboard has ‘glass’ doors on the top half but is as Victorian/Edwardian in style as the first one. This time I’ve split the top from the bottom, using one to support the Belfast sink and the other as a wall cupboard.
And the first one?
Now badly painted to and with chrome painted curved handles to make it more like a 50’s hutch/kitchenette, is still in need of some TLC and actually finishing one way or another.
I’ve gone for a cardboard kit cooker as didn’t want to use volatile paints and glues and couldn’t find a 1:12 one that fitted the bill for me. The kit is from Jane Harrop and has wonderful instructions with very useful photos. I think the hardest thing about it was getting it out of the packet! I sat and looked at it for quite some time, I can tell you but eventually took the plunge.
Of course – I’ve fiddled around.
I wanted a better finish to it than I can achieve with a paint brush so I’ve invested in some coloured stick on film from Elf Miniatures. I bought a couple of shiny ones and two matt finish. My fancy was for a cream cooker with black trim and edges with heavier burners if possible and I was hoping that the sticky film would also give a slightly more rounded look to the front edges. For some reason I see cookers a cuddly and prefer a little softer edge – don’t ask. I did paint small areas and objects such as the grill pan etc.
I was concerned that I’d need to re-enforce the legs if weightier burners were going on and also I’d need to make a thicker top plate to hold them too.
I bought four burners online, perhaps I should only have used three as that seems quite common in the earlier cookers but used the four, crowding it a bit.
Finally, a possible colour scheme