Thursday, 7 February 2019

Kitchen Cabinet hardware installed and a hutch.



 I finally got around to adding my kitchen cabinet hardware. I was waiting on the package of drawer pulls in the mail. Turns out I needed 20 of them! That's a lot of working drawers! lol For those interested I got them from "dollhousesuppliers" on ebay. They have them in five colours! I bought the black and painted them to match the lights... A waste of time it seems because you can't tell in the photos.. lol

 Oops looks like a window has fallen out back there.


See my cheap Fridge from China back there. It's a placeholder until I can afford a Delph one (the only realistic mini fridge that will fit in my tiny space.) I  turned it upside down on advice from Jodi and it looks so much better this way.. lol.. Added bonus. The doors now open in the right direction.

If you recall I originally had a white hutch in this room. I decided it felt just a bit twee... so


 I went through my stash of kits and happened upon a BH Miniatures Welsh Dresser that I picked up on ebay a while ago and then promptly forgot I had. :)

Can't remember what I paid for it, but it was more than 18 bucks! *hi, sucker for minis here*




I stained up all my pieces before assembling because, you know.. glue.


And hey presto a view through the doorway again. Simple as that. :P


 Well, not really... somewhere along the line I either misplaced or didn't count the pieces correctly because there was some trim missing for the shelf edging. Luckily it wasn't structural so I just omitted it. I also omitted the cornice trim around the top. This was because you had to mitre cut it yourself and it was so tiny, I cut it incorrectly. I could have replaced it with some picture framing trim or half scale cornice but I like the simplicity of the top without it so it stayed as is. And as always, I still have to add hardware. The kit came with beautiful hardware, but it is perhaps a bit delicate for the look I want so I shall save it for another project.


 I haven't sealed this piece yet because I'm contemplating some light aging. Maybe a bit of whitewash in the cracks and around the edge of the tabletop. I also think I may wear the tops of the drawers both in colour and sand them down a bit as if people have been opening them for a hundred years.

Placing it in the room has made me realise it is quite a bit longer than the other hutch. I held up the pieces to the other hutch before I built it to check for size and knew it was bigger, but it has actually turned out larger than I expected and actually a bit to large for the space... however... I don't care! I love this piece and hey, there is always the other side for getting into the banquet. My mini people will just have to learn how to sidle. lol


I've chucked a few minis in for fun. All subject to change, I'd like some bowls and tureens all in white. Maybe a teapot. Also perhaps some brass or wooden pieces and a wire basket or two.




 A view through the window.





As you can see, I've added hardware to this side of the kitchen as well. 


 Just need to trim out those windows and add a backsplash. :) And then the fun part of purchasing and selecting minis for all the shelving. :D









16 comments:

  1. Has encajadado perfectamente el aparador, es muy bonito; ahora te queda lo divertido,los accesorios que darán vida a tu cocina.Besos:-)

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  2. Absolutely STUNNING! I love the hardware and the solid dark counter top surfaces- very clean and complimentary to the the walls! I also LOVE the new hutch as that natural wood sets off all of the other painted surfaces to PERFECTION!!! The white crockery stands out against the wood better by far than if they were in the white hutch. The textures of the accessories especially those Fab baskets, each play together so well and I also think that your place-saver fridge looks pretty darn good in your kitchen too!
    As for " siddelling" around the banquet, you could always install some casters onto the legs of the table "if push comes to shove" :D
    Your kitchen is clean, cosy, graceful, airy, modern, natural and especially user friendly and I'm giving it a 10 out of 10! ♥️

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    1. Thanks Elisabeth! I think the new hutch is much better too. It needed that touch of wood on this wall to compliment the other side of the room and break up the blue and white. The baskets are by the wonderful Lidi Stroud of Basketcase Miniatures. A wonderful Australian artisan. I was excited to see she will be at the Brisbane show later this month so I'm expecting to add to my collection soon. :D I have a miniature wicker obsession. lol. Casters are a great idea.. I think I may have some in my stash too.. I think I'll have to try that out. Thanks!

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  3. I love that the hutch is bigger than it should be. That makes the space feel like a real kitchen to me, because every kitchen I've grown up with has never been perfect. You always had to squeeze or there were some silly gaps where things didn't quite fit.

    The baskets tend to blend in with the wood, maybe antique them if you're going to keep them there, darker or lighter. I love how your hardware looks. Gorgeous! I can't wait to see more.

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    1. Haha.. Yes, I believe you are correct about real life kitchens Sheila. I'm glad you don't think the hutch is too big because I really want it to stay. :D

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  4. You have some pretty great accessories - I don't know which I like more - the white porcelain pieces or the baskets. The hutch is just stunning and the natural wood adds some warmth to the space. Great photos too! Very inspiring work.

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    1. Thanks Troy. The baskets are by Australian Artisan Lidi Stroud of Basketcase Miniatures. She makes the most amazing miniature baskets of every kind you could imagine. The White porcelain though is just some cheap stuff from the $1 bin at my local miniature show. :D I'm a sucker for white porcelain in real life, so my mini houses get it too. lol

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  5. Your kitchen looks so inviting! I love the handles and the new dresser is much nicer. There are corners in my house where one also needs to slide past the furniture, I don't think it's an uncommon problem, haha.

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    1. Haha, you have to sidle in spots of my house too. :D I'm glad you like the handles and dresser. This room is finally starting to really come together.

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  6. Hello Sam,
    It really is a beautiful kitchen. The hardware really pops and I love that new hutch. It is a beautiful piece, even without the trim, and I really like the scale of it in the space.
    Big hug
    Giac

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    1. Thank you Giac. I'm glad you think the scale of the hutch is ok. I was worried it was too large but the consensus seems to be to keep it. Phew! :D

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  7. Hi Sam. More great progress. The handles look great, as well as the dresser. I don’t think it looks too big for the space at all, even if in your mind, translating to real life scale, it might be. And if mini people can live without actual air con, running water, fridge, etc, then they can squeeze past the dresser to get to their banquet!

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    1. Yes, I have been making progress.. just neglecting my blog.. I don't know I just never find the time. So much easier to just post pics to insta or the forum. :D I guess I'm a lazy blogger.. lol.
      And your right.. a little sidling is the least of their problems.. haha!

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  8. Hi, Sam - The new hardware is perfect; I like the contrast of the dark drawer pulls on the white cabinets. Even though I liked the white hutch that you had in the kitchen, I think the Welsh dresser adds a bolder look that echoes the wood on the opposite wall. I love those baskets with all the white porcelain. This kitchen has such great contrasts! I have a "sidling" spot in my real kitchen as well, and I fretted over it for a while after we remodeled. I refused to give up a loveseat that I wanted to keep, but it seemed too close to two of the bar stools around the counter. I'm pretty sure now that no one else has ever given any thought to the tight space; at least there haven't been any complaints. It's going to be exciting to see your finished kitchen, with the shelves all filled; you have a wonderful way with accessories.
    Marjorie

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    1. Thanks Marjorie! I'm really liking the hardware too. It seems sidling is quite common, lol.. which is great because it means the hutch stays. :D I'm glad to hear you got to keep your favourite loveseat and there have been no complaints. :D

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