JANINE at MINWORKS always encourages me to show my messy beginnings when it comes to my miniature projects and so... HERE IT IS!
For many months I used the empty kitchen in # 43 Green Dolphin Street, as storage for anything that got expelled from some of the other rooms and of course it piled up and up and up. It is astounding just how much superfluous junk these small spaces can handle, and as you can see from the photo below, there is a LOT! After looking at this pile up week after week and month after month, I stopped noticing it because it actually began to look normal to me. To distract myself from having to deal with it, I diverted my attention to other mini projects, yet deep in my heart I knew that sooner or later it would be time to turn and face the music and get on with it.
FULL of JUNK!
| THE KITCHEN- EMPTIED|
The first thing to do was to clean out the debris and assess the available space.
( there is not very much)
|For a doll's house, this is probably an average size for a working mini kitchen, but when you have to work around an additional set of stairs in such a small room, things change. |
I had to make the stairs and I was
|One of my personal mottos is this,|
"Be strong and courageous and do the work"
Nobody was going to make this staircase for me and so I better get going and
JUST DO IT!
|And so I did|
|A Side view|
|I sprayed it with 2 coats of hammered metal spray paint|
| I didn't like like the embossed sides afer all!|
So off they came
|Then I sprayed the stove with 2 coats of a "Teflon" colored spray paint|
|Then I sprayed it again with 2 more coats of mat black spray paint|
|You know what? |
I really like my little old stove!
|And here are some of the other things that I like.|
I like the post with the things that are hanging off the nails that are driven into it.
I bought the basket from the Seattle show last March, but the sifter is old as the hills.
|The lighting in this photo is from a lamp that I shone into the room so that you could see the left side of the kitchen more clearly. |
It appears that there is lots of activity going on under the staircase.
|this is looking from the kitchen stove towards the doorway that leads to the front parlor|