I painted the doors and went to work figuring out a better version of the oven doors. I ended up using thin cardboard, pearlescent scrapbook paper in black and steel gray and plastic from a package of windows.
I think they look better than the first version. So I started to work on the handles. I cut two lengths of wood and drew two ovals over the edges then used my Dremel to round them off.
I taped them together so they'd end up the same shape.
The cabinets needed handles so once I got them positioned and glued to the boxes I started to paint my hardware.
I got the handles from Jodi's Shapeways shop. I decided to go with black hardware in the kitchen. It's a modern look and contrasts with the browns in the countertop and backsplash.
Once they were in place I got the ovens glued on and started to work on the countertops.
I added poly gloss finish once everything was glued on and that helps to bring out the details a bit. That had to dry before I could do anything else with the cabinets so it gave me plenty of time to get the inset for the stovetop done and the sink painted and set in the countertop.
I spent so much time on the Bookshop last weekend that I worked a bit more on the Loft this weekend. I got the first portion of the backsplash done.
The blue in the greyish/brown stone gets picked up more once it's next to the cabinets.
They need gout added but I like the look so far. Just this section took a lot of the beads though.
Once I got that portion grouted I put the cabinets into the Loft. I'll work on them more next week. I need to order more beads.
Then I started to work on more books for the Bookshop.
And in the mail I got a lovely gift from Barbara whose blog link I seem to have lost. She sent me more books and a cute little sign. The leather bound book is an atlas with beautiful little maps inside.
Aren't they gorgeous! Thank you Barbara!
Deborah sent me some of her spare blank books since she works in half scale and they're 1:12 scale. She also sent me the sweetest little readable copy of Pride and Prejudice. I have it safely put away so I can't lose it. Thank you Deborah!
Everyone has been so kind I can't thank all of you enough.