I took this pic of the dollhouse kitchen a few weeks ago. It will look a bit different next time you see it. There is going to be a chimney breast on the left hand wall between the two doors (where the table is now). It's going to look as though there was once an old coal range in there but now it will have a more modern oven.
It's supposed to look like a modern day house that's a bit run down, country looking with lots of vintage touches. The table was a kit from a magazine series but I made my own top for it.
I built all the kitchen units, the house came with a sink unit I didn't like, but I managed to prise the white sink off the top of it and use on the bench I made. I found a pattern in a book for the units and made them almost like the instructions said. It was the first time I had cut anything out and made it all by myself. Then I built the wall shelf all by myself!! No pattern, no instructions - sometimes I surprise myself with what I can do! I cut out the bits at our monthly club meeting, that's one of the good things about belonging to a club - they have all the power tools.
I haven't made drawers because I thought I would make baskets to go in there, just have to figure out how to make them.
The dresser was an old one I painted and papered to match everything else, not sure I like it, it looks a bit too chunky.
I don't have the house here at the moment, it's still at a friends house as she is helping me the wiring (and the chimney). And now I've looked at these pictures I'm really missing it.
Now I need your help!
Can anyone out there tell me where I can find a website to buy a nice fridge and stove, or tell me a brand name to look for. I want them to look as real as possible without being too expensive. Or find a pattern to make a fridge or stove.
Our club is having it's next show at the end of May and I really want the house to be ready to exhibit by then.
And thank you for all the get well wishes for Liberty. She seems quite a bit better today. She asked for ham and cheese sandwiches at 6am this morning and she ate them!