This blog post is on my "1964 Kitchen". The box and kitchen cabinets were finished years ago. I was lucky enough that my friend Audra assembled and painted the cabinets for me. I was then lucky enough to find some groovy Itsy Bitsy papers for the walls and floor that matched the cabinets! And my luck was holding strong as a major miniature manufacturer came out with those wonderful Saarinen Tulip chairs that were popular in the late 50s/early 60s.
But then my luck ran out as I could not find a matching table for years. Poor kitchen sat neglected. I wasn't even motivated to put accessories in the room.
Finally, a few months ago, I found the table! And I could finally move forward with accessories. I had to make a draped towel to cover the missing drawer handle (did you notice the missing handle in the picture above?).
|Molding my towel|
Using a piece of fabric, I dipped it in a water/glue mixture. Then I pinned it into shape on a plastic-wrapped styrofoam block and let it dry. Once dry, I plucked it off and put it on the countertop.
I polled my Facebook friends for accessory ideas and someone mentioned the wooden forks and spoons that hung on walls in the 1960s. I liked that idea and got to work making some:
|American Girl doll plastic cutlery|
|Painted them brown to look wooden|
|Stuck them on the wall!|
|A little glossy, but they'll do.|
|That blue can on the table is 1964|
So this kitchen is finished enough for the FROGS holiday open house. There are some minor changes I will make in 2017 so I am not gluing everything down yet, but it is a complete scene now.
|Loving my draped towel!|