Since I have been terrible at updating you about the progress of my mid century room box...surpirse! The kitchen is now done! I'm sure you're thinking, what room box? What kitchen (minus the few short mentions I made and some lighting pictures).
I made the final push to build the breakfast bar. BUT, then as I was accessorizing the room I felt I needed a rug. Just a place to stand and keep your feet warm. Going with that thought, I decided I wanted a print of some sort.....then as I was coming in my front door after a particularly windy few days, there was lots of birch bark on the ground. How very Canadian! No beavers, just me and some birch bark....and me holding my Tim Hortons coffee. It was a moment. Anyway, I decided that I would stitch a modern interpretation of birch. I say "modern" because outside of a 60+ count fabric, it wouldn't look very realistic. It is stitched on a 25 count canvas with black and white DMC floss in a tent stitch. That slowed down the decoration of the kitchen by a few days!
I am pretty darn pleased with how it all turned out!
The breakfast bar wall was inspired by the wood walls of the era. But, I didn't want wood, or rather, the look of additional grains and stains with the already wood heavy living room. I instead used poster board cut in various thicknesses and glued on an angle.
Beside the stove there is channeling on the wall. Again, it reminded me of the wood paneling of the era, but it was now monochromatic. In fact, the whole room is monochromatic. The walls, cabinets, ceiling are all "White Bucks" by CIL in an eggshell finish. It's the wall colour above my wainscoting in my real life basement.
The kitchen cabinetry are all removable should I need to access wires. This was my first time playing with electricity in a build. The living room is wired up too, but its show and tell day is next. Wouldn't you know that as I was styling it, I decided the front door needed a rug too! So what do you think I've been up to??
Up next....the living room!
Where To Find:
- Mixer & Espresso - Mini Fanaberia via Small Scale Showcase
- Tea pot, red jug, and honey pot - Janice Crawley
- Cook top - Vilia Miniatures via The Little Dollhouse Company
- Owl trivet - Pierluigi via The Little Dollhouse Company
- Electrical outlet and light switch - Modern Dollhouse by Marion Russek via Shapeways
- Cat clock - Vintage, new old stock (originates from USA) - maker unknown
- Wood flooring - Grandpa's Doll House