Sunday, 22 November 2015

The Half Scale Saga Pt. 6 - The Kitchen



The kitchen was by far the easiest room.  Therefore, the kitchen was my favourite build.  Who doesn't like an easy room?!

I was fortunate to have the forethought long before I was ready to work on the interior and order my kitchen cabinets. Yes, I could have easily made them, but I got an amazing price on ebay for the 1:25 kitchen, complete with sink and cooktop. I think it was $11-ish (auction price), but even regular price it's not very expensive.









I painted the drab grey plastic with Testors white gloss paint.  The counter was already black, so I left it. The only item I had to add was a faucet. I didn't add handles.....not sure why I forgot....so it's now a Delta No Touch faucet. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

The microwave and fridge are 1:24 scale and each came as a wood laser cut kit from MiniEtchers. Easy to put together in theory, but I struggled trying to figure out what went where for the fridge. So much so I said %#*% it and used part of the kit and some of my own wood. Problem solved!  Not sure how the door handles are going to fair though.  Ooops.








The clock is made from a wood circle and earring posts. I nipped off the tiny ring that hung from each ball (for drop earrings). It was easier then having to run out and buy round head pins.





The trash can was a ribbed glue stick lid I painted in Testors flat aluminum. I added some paper for the lid and foot pedal.






The shelves and the table were bits of scrap wood. Aesthetically, I would have preferred cute delicate brackets or used turned table legs. But, the less delicate alternative better withstood me pressing down hard on them...in my non-scientific toddler proofing test!






The the obligatory scale shot with a penny!




I'm still trucking along with my Christmas items and my room box.  I just finished the final coat of urethane on the floors and added the additional wood trim to the exterior.  Now I just need....baseboards (paint/cut/install), trim/stain the raw edges, house numbers, front light, touch up paint, moss bits on the roof....and then it will be Christmas! 

I just started snowing today, about 30 minutes after I finished the last of the outdoor tidying and putting my birch log reindeer in the garden.  Maybe nature didn't want to anger me by snowing on me will I worked.  



14 comments :

  1. Wow! You did a wonderful job with this half scale kitchen. The shelves look modern and in style.
    Hugs, Drora

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    1. Thank you Drora! Your work in small scales is inspiring

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  2. Good idea to make it toddler proof *nods* I had to laugh at the menu - sweet stuff with something nutritious...just in case =0P It all looks fab. The white really pops against the dark walls.

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    1. Thank you! Miss kitty is a quinoa addict for her meals.....and I almost have to convince her to enjoy chocolate.

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  3. Hi Kat, I love the color combination of the walls and the pattern with the solid wall. Beautiful. Also your cabinetry turned out to be perfect for this little kitchen. The accessories though, are the perfect finishing touch... Well done! :D

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth! I used as many tiny 1" scaled items as I could that would work in 1/2 scale.

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  4. This kitchen is so adorable. It looks good.

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  5. I'm always amazed when the smaller scales look like the larger scales. Lovely work! :D

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  6. This is such a lovely kitchen Kat, the colours, the style, accessories, just perfect! I don't know if I said it before, but that's one lucky child that gets it! What a smart solution you've thought of about the clock, why go out for headpins, when you can do it like this? And the trashcan, brilliant! Haha, I think that was the reason, and a very considerate one of nature :D

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    1. Thanks! I use "friend of the environment" as an excuse to horde lots of items in my work space!

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  7. Nice work, it looks great. I especially love that fab wallpaper.

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