Now comes the fun. I started making the basic boxes for the kitchen counters and cupboards this morning...It is cloudy and rainy, so it is a good day for testing the darkness factor.
I did the sink box according to the measurements that I showed you yesterday. I decided to go with a regular sink. I am not going to waste time on a sink that is essentially going to be hidden.
Here's what happens when I put the front wall in place. You get a glimpse of the counter if you move waaaay to the left or waaaay to the right. Otherwise, all you see is the kitchen table.
I will be putting a light over the table, but so far it is going to be an LED light and not cast a wide circle of light over the rest of the kitchen.
The counter will be 1/4" to 1/2" higher, depending on the toe kick space that I put under it.
For those of you that question the use of illustration board for minis, this is a kitchen that I did about 20 years ago. I built boxes for the counter and cupboards. I painted the body of the cabinets and then cut separate doors and edged them with molding. The panels inside the molding are mini wallpaper that matches the wallpaper of the room.
For this one, the fridge is a small, counter height one. The lady of the house doesn't cook. It's mainly for carry out and bottles of champagne. Mirrored back splashes aren't to practical unless you don't use the kitchen.
I even did the stove and range hood the same way. All of the pieces have held up extremely well. Of course, that could also be because of no cooking going on. Note the catering boxes scattered on the floor. Even the cat food is catered....No pun intended.
I have a problem getting good photos of this one. The glass reflects terribly.
This is one of my favorite room boxes. When I built it, I made it so that it is almost impossible to get into. I find that is a good thing when you are like me and tend to pilfer from one project to use in another. This one is still intact.
I have to go back to playing with illustration board now.
See you tomorrow.