|Maid is from mansion, but gives a good height representation for the kitchen scene|
|This looks supremely bad|
Friend suggested I just put a faux door to give the illusion of a doorway to the kitchen. But that wasn't thrilling me either. Then came the light bulb! It is a small diner: only 2 booths and a lunch counter for 3. They would have just a small kitchen. So why don't I create one on the back wall? Last night I gathered my supplies...
|Wood scraps, rulers, and my handy I-drill|
|Shelves above for plates and food warmer; space below for fryers and grills|
|Adding some small trims to clean up the edges and dress it up a bit|
|Still needs work, but almost there....|
Then Friend saved the day with "Cluckers Country Kitchen", or as we have begun to nickname it: "Mother Cluckers".
So counter is in place and filled with some diner type items...
This roombox is a front-opening shop that had a shelf connected to the front window. I spent one evening during the week removing that shelf so a booth set would fit in the space instead:
|Shelf was too low to be a counter so it had to go; made my line and started to cut|
|Front window glass was glued to it though so I couldn't cut shelf completely out without scratching or breaking the glass|
|Covered with trim to hide my messy cut|
|Roombox now has a booth in the front opening window space|
|View looking in the side window; sorry for the glare/reflection|
|View thru the front door|
|View looking in front window|
|That back corner will get a very narrow counter|
So Mother Cluckers still needs a lot of work before she's ready to open for business. Back counter needs to be painted metallic silver; narrow counter and soda dispenser needs to be purchased/made; walls need to be papered; and top 2" of the walls will get a shelf for chicken/hen/rooster themed stuff to decorate the diner (I believe it is called "flair").
|Wallpaper has been chosen but couldn't be installed until I had back counter/kitchen area issue resolved|
(P.S. Please note my extreme restraint: there was not one pun made using the word "egg" or egg-related terms (such as "scrambled")! Aren't you all so proud of me?)