Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Kitchen: fitting the walls!

The two walls are now fitted, using PVA and a bit of pressure. I couldn't resist dressing the room, although there is plenty of finishing work to complete. The cornicing and skirting boards are next.

The 'tiles' are an embossed card which is an easy solution, and, although it looks fine, I prefer a more bespoke approach, so will likely not use this again.

An empty kitchen:

The two walls and tiled floor in place, but not affixed:

A quick dress of the room:

Add a bit of realistic lighting:

A plentiful cupboard:

A hot stove:

Monday, 8 February 2010

Kitchen: fireplace wall

I've built the fireplace wall separately for easier application of the brick slips. I had some thick black card which has been perfect to creat a wall and chimney breast. Some of the cornicing has provided a sharp 90 degree angle for the breast. The mantlepiece is 3/16" basswood with strips of cornicing as supports. The whole unit was painted black before the brick slips were applied.

The brickslips are entirely hand made from stipple painting sandpaper with black then red paint (wait for the first colour to dry) and are 3/16" x 3/4".