Friday, August 24, 2012

Efficiency Kitchen

I've been working on the Spring Fling this week. Needless to say that I will definitely NOT be done or entering this in the contest, but it is coming along nicely.  The bottom floor is turning out pretty well I think.

The bottom floor is going to be an efficiency kitchen/living-family room.

Here it is in it's current state.  There is still a lot to do.  I might get lucky and have this floor done by next weekend.  I still have to finish the kitchen, wallpaper the back wall and put in the ladder (stairs), make the sofa and entertainment center and install the overhead lighting.  This will be a little cramped, but it you think about it, it's equal to only 120 square feet in real life.  That's why there will be three floors.

The wall panels I was making didn't turn out as well as I had hoped. They were a little lumpy.  I bought the Fasade panel from Lowes.  They didn't have the pattern I wanted. They could order one, but the wait was 29 days. Personally, I'm a big fan of instant gratification.  I really wanted a more dramatic wall, but I still like this one.  I spray painted it a flat white.

The efficiency kitchen is almost done.  I still have to put in the exhaust fan which I purchased as a kit from Elf Miniatures, tile the backplash, make a faucet and accesorize.  The appliances are Meile also from Elf.  I painted the little fridge silver to match the rest of the appliances.

I used a textured laminate for the cabinet and drawer fronts.  They mimic the textured wall on the other side of the room. FYI, you can get laminate samples free by going to the web site and filling out a request.  Some come as large as 8"x10".
I'm also working on a Facebook page.  I'll let you know when it is up and running.

Have a wonderful mini day!


  1. I love the kitchen appliances with the cabinets--they turned out great!

  2. Your kitchen really does look great! I especially like the textured laminate you use for the fronts. On what website do you say we can find them? They're awesome!
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Your floor is fantastic! So sleek and "mod." :D
    Where can you order the laminate samples? I've only found small ones at Lowe's/Home Depot. Love what you've done with the cabinets. Looking good!

  4. I love that textured laminate too. That is going to be one fantastic kitchen!

  5. The textured cabinets are A-mazing! ha ha! I love this look. Ahh, to be crafty--which I am not. But I can live through others....sigh. Smiles!

  6. The kitchen cabinets look great. Lovin' the floor too =0)