Hi all, I thought I'd share with you my latest project. I was inspired by a programme called Le Salvager. Its about a man called Rico Daniels who makes furniture from what some people would call junk and reclaimed pieces of wood. He made a simple french style kitchen including worktop, sink, shelves and cupboard. I have looked for a picture online but cant find one.
I started with some foam board cut to size. Its very easy to cut with a metal ruler and craft knife.
The overall size of my box is 25cm high x 28cm wide. I stuck all the pieces together with PVA glue,pinning them in place until they dried. I use a double thickness for the sides as it gives the impression of walls.
I added a support for my worktop. Then I used papier mache and covered the inside and outside sides and top.
I left it to dry .....a bit...... then yesterday I added the terracotta floor and the splash back made from DAS air dry clay. I made a template using graph paper, drawing on the tiles. Then I cut around this on some rolled out clay and marked the corners of the tiles with a pin so I could mark the edges of the tiles on the clay. The designs on the tiles are made using a stamp.
It needs to dry thoroughly before I can do anything else to it. I want to age the tiles with a bit of sanding. There will be a worktop on the right hand side with a sink and taps. Above it there will be a shelf or 2. On the left there will be a larder cupboard with shuttered doors built into the recess. I have been making this from an old dresser I took apart.
I will continue to share this project with you as it progresses but I hope you like it so far.