The work on the Allison Jr. Farmhouse continues and is progressing nicely. The electrification of the kitchen marked a really important milestone when it came to this dollhouse. Once the installation of all the lights in the room were completed, I began to address the walls.
I added two sconces to the kitchen’s window nook and one by the doorway. I then added two pendants to the island for additional lighting near the sink area but one of them stopped working so I had to remove it. I ultimately had to remove the sconce by the window closest to the door as it malfunctioned, but I hid the break in shiplap by adding a picture frame in that area. The kitchen is now really well lit, the lights are soft and look really pretty in the dark.
I began finishing the walls by adding shiplap, creating a window bench, installing the partition that separates the nook from the rest of the kitchen, and adding the floorboards (some of the wires for lights run under these boards) and installing the ceiling bat and boarding. Once the walls and floor were addressed, I moved on to add the window trim, baseboards, and crown molding. It’s at this point that the kitchen truly felt like it was taking shape and I could finally see the design I envisioned many months ago.
Currently, I am working on cutting pieces of wood into thin beams for the kitchen ceiling that I will first distress and stain to look a bit more natural. It is my hope that they will add extra interest to the ceiling and will make the room feel cozy while really capturing that farmhouse style.
Until then, here are some of the little pots, pans and decorative items that I will be incorporating into the space once all of the construction and cabinet installation is completed. They are simply the cutest pieces!