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Sunday, 23 March 2014

More on Kitchens

Same kitchen as last week but with the cupboards turned around to show the white side and a different style of decoration.

 Isn't he handsome? His name is Finn and he is an OOAK re-paint by Dawn One Sixth Sense  LINK

 And now onto tiles
 These are some of mine

 Look for sample tiles on ebay

 Or the discontinued shelf in DIY stores

None of these were purchased with a specific room in mind .... just might come in handy one day?
Just an idea but if you keep a lot of your unused goodies boxed away take photo's and keep them in a file for reference
 You can by sheets of the small mirror tile in hobby stores and these are sticky back are very easy to cut and use on a tone of things
 A few ideas

This bar I made for Darius's Bar and night club

Gloria bar before I 'messed with it'.... by the way if anyone has one of these spare I'm interested!

Wallpaper tiles for floors or walls

 Sticky back plastic squares

 Patio tiles

Tuesday, 11 March 2014


 This is the kitchen we are looking at and it comes with all these accessories too.Kitchen is from Wilko as is the picture.


Dynamite, Ken and Barbie
FR and Homme
Kitchen on one plinth. The plinth is a piece of 10mm foam-core board  cut to size
Two pieces are better than one.
The units need to be 'tidied up' a little. A simple change is to just turn the background boards around so they are plain.
I covered the cardboard backgrounds with white contact paper and black for the oven.
It's easy to add a workspace just cut two pieces of foam core for the front and back of the unit I used 10mm as I had used it for the base. Don't forget that you will be adding a worktop so when working out the height deduct the height of the work top.
I still had a bit of 10mm spare but 5mm would really work better. I used an off cut at the bottom to hold the units together. These are then fixed together with pins but if your making it as a permanent display glue would work but don't glue until the end. 
Tape is always helpful for dioramas. Two sided tape comes in many sizes (left) Silver tape (top) Glue dots (right) and Electrician's tape is stretchy and comes in a mix of colours (bottom)  Masking tape (not shown)
I want to paint the oven black but first I wanted to prim it. I covered the light, battery box and sides with masking tape
I gave it a quick internal spray but I think really I did not need to do this it was just as easy to use a paint brush and just paint the oven black.

I used black electricians tape on the base board and covered the cupboard doors with black contact paper. The door handles are pins.
I made a island by covering a cat food box, it just happened to be the perfect height. I covered the base of the box (now the work top) first then wrapped the box in white contact paper. For the black base board I used electricians tape.

I repainted all the handles with chrome paint
The original paint job looked fine until I repainted the handles chrome and then you could see the red on the door so I will give this a quick touch up with some white paint but I think in the most part it looks fine.

I repainted the sink and tap with chrome paint
Height test
Don't forget it comes with loads of extras that I have not shown you.. because I put them some-place safe and now I can't find them!!!!
I can get these kitchens for you if your interested, they work out at $50 including shipping to USA or Canada. This is what they cost I'm not making any profit on them... just paying it forward.
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