Thursday, August 3, 2017

Sweet Christmas Cottage - Kitchen Layout

Who is that glamorous woman in the kitchen? Why, that's Ellie! She;s here to demonstrate how a few small changes made to mass produced miniatures can make them just right for your space!

The kitchen furnishings are made up of some barewood hutch units, a Jane Harrop farm sink kit, and some scratch and dent appliances found on eBay. The layout works, but they need a little something...

20 seconds in the microwave, and I was able to carefully remove the the hutch pieces from the bases.

New counter tops and trim were cut from 1/16" basswood, then stained. These created a continual surface, turning individual pieces into one unit. More counter space is appreciated by everyone, even mini cooks!

Top molding was stained to match, new drawer fronts and hardware added, "tile" backsplash and old fashioned taps. Copper wire created the perfect plate rack.

The stand alone hutch now has more room for baking preparations.

A great fit for the room, lots of storage space, and the functionality that every busy Christmas kitchen needs.

The appliances were given a little silver paint in strategic places to add interest and realism.

Even Ellie was transformed to fit in better with her new surroundings. It's amazing what a new hairstyle and outfit can do for you.

 She loves her new look, and her new kitchen! It won't be long until this place will be filled with the sights and smells of Christmas!

With temperatures reaching 94 degrees today, I'm going to embrace that Christmas thought.

Hope you're keeping cool in the Northern Hemisphere, and warm thoughts in the Southern.

xo xo,