The Original Tutorial
I love miniature kitchens! Even when *playing* (well, just building really) Sims games making kitchens is my favourite thing.
I came across this lovely tutorial for a 1:24 scale kitchen sink unit on Pinterest and headed over to Melissa’s Minaturien to check it out.
The tutorial is in both English and Dutch with easy to follow photo’s and a printable template. As an added bonus for me – the measurements are in Metric thus saving my brain from having to work too hard.
Going with the aesethic of the El Cheapo I went with a wood and distressed white look. I added a miniature pipe under the sink (made from a plastic Q-tip and card stock) and a tin backsplash. I will be adding a quick and easy tutorial for making the backsplash as soon as I get some in action pics. I used bass wood instead of card stock – because I love wood!
To make it feel more real for me I made some hinges from soft metal and a tiny plug from some soft black plastic I had lieing around. Small seed beads with added silver no hole beads completed the knobs. The curtain is a bit of ribbon – which I will remake once my Fray Stop comes in the mail from Canada.
My taps are silver seed beads with a drop of acrylic paint added and the tap is made from a lobster clip for jewellery making.
Is it perfect? No way – this is my second piece and already I think I could do better!
What Did I Learn?
- I really need to source a decent mini jig for gluing – I am currently using a cobbled together contraption of plastic trays, mousemat foam, erasers, bits of wood and cardboard. Serious.
- I need to learn how to sand so things stay perfectly flat and stop making humps =D
- Glue, while still my enemy, is slowly being mastered.