Kitchen

Remodeling the kitchen was a bigger chore than I thought it would be, but I think it was worth it.

The room is about 18 x 16 x 12, and I didn’t want this it to be nothing but a big empty box.

 

 

 

 

 

Before:
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I liked the wallpaper and the dado, but to give the room depth and character, I installed a false wall with a window overlooking a balcony and changed the woodwork to stained wood. (I had grandiose ideas of putting plants outside the kitchen window, but it didn’t work out.)

I built new kitchen cabinets and divided the big room with a breakfast bar. Found to-scale cool ceramic tiles and tiled the breakfast bar and backsplash.

 

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I’m decorating the top of the cabinets with plants and the old Victorian accessories from the orignial kitchen (now the Utilities Room). I found a lot of cool modern accessories on the market now (blender, coffee maker, salt and pepper shakers, and other things).

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LED Nova Lytes–my first foray into indirect lighting and spots. I put four canned lights in the ceiling, plus one indirect light under the stove hood, and one shining on the breakfast bar. I also installed one in the china cabinet in the sitting room section (see below).

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As indicated, I redid all the woodwork (door casings, chair rail, baseboards, cornices) as stained wood, which I think worked well with the dark green cabinetry and the wood floor (which I hand-laid, plank by plank, when I was sixteen).

 

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Maryna Moolman
    Apr 11, 2014 @ 02:54:17

    Oh my goodness, One really have to look twice. This looks a real kitchen. Fantastic work.

    Reply

  2. Grunge–Out of TP | Jenn's Mini Worlds: A Dollhouse Miniaturist's Blog
    Jan 02, 2014 @ 12:18:58

  3. Sandie from Sydney
    Sep 17, 2013 @ 04:29:58

    This has become a stunning kitchen with lots of great accessories and details as well.

    Reply

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