No greens in my kitchen...November 10, 2013
When I looked at my photos from last week's post, I decided the green of the cabinets was too green. It did not tie in with all of ...
When I looked at my photos from last week's post, I decided the green of the cabinets was too green. It did not tie in with all of the blue of the wall tiles and the porcelain which will be in here. So I mixed up the green paint with some beige and grey and came up with this colour which looks great with the blues of the wall tiles and also with the colour of the floor tiles.
My next job was to make and paint marbled slabs for the wall by the sink and as a countertop. For the marbling I used the same colours of paint I used in mixing the paint for the cabinets and as you can see, they're also the colours of the floor tiles.
I still need to order the hinges for the last door, so I have not yet attached the cabinets to eachother and to the wall. Another thing I still need is a tap for the pump, but I think I may have found one online. The pump handle is one I made for a previous project and is too big. I will make a smaller one soon.
The tiles were hand made and painted by Idske. I incorporated them into the wall above the countertop and I love how they look there! I find it very special to incorporate handmade gifts into my miniature house!
The little jug on the window sill was also a gift, from Elisabeth Causeret.
All of the pottery on the countertop is by Elisabeth Causeret. I bought the stoneware salt pot at the show two weeks ago, the other pots were purchases from previous years.
These salt pots were a very common feature in Dutch kitchens. The salt glaze pots originated from Cologne (Köln, Germany) and were used for preserving vegetables and meat in salt. In the 20th century it became more popular to preserve foods in glass jars and so the salt pots were left to just hold salt, butter, mustard or kitchen utensils.