Moar Diorama Goodies
Okay, so, get ready to cringe: I like Ikea. There, I said it. I know, I know, but we all have our guilty pleasures. We have a store not too far from where I live (three, in fact), and I’ll happily spend hours tromping around, snapping inspiration pictures of the rooms they have on display and getting ideas both for my condo and for Eve’s future-place.
A while back I spotted a kitchen display that I simply adore. As much as I’d like to update my actual kitchen, that’s likely not going to happen for a couple of years yet, though it is still stuck in the ‘70’s, and not in a classic, retro kind of way – more like in a shoddily constructed with an oven/stove that’s older than I am kind of way.
As with the reading window, though, while it’s something I don’t have, it doesn’t mean that Eve can’t. Once more, I find myself living vicariously through her playscale home. Here is the shot that I used as inspiration for this portion of the kitchen:
I reached out to Mihail, the same fellow who created Eve’s reading window, and we emailed back and forth about the pieces.
As you can see in the pictures below, the proportions are somewhat altered to add sturdiness; the last thing I want is something flimsy that I can’t move around. At the moment, if/when I take pictures with it, I’m going to have to bring it out, then store it after the fact, because I don’t yet have a diorama built. Even if I did, I’d still want something solid, I’m clumsy and I’m sure, at some point, I’m going to knock this over. Better it be able to survive me.
I also swapped out the farmstyle sink for a simple silver inlay to avoid complications to the piece, and to give it cleaner lines (and more storage). Now, the sink, like the rest of the piece, is made of wood, so obviously, I won’t be filling it with water.
I don’t have as many things for the cupboards as I’d like, but at the moment, with limited space, it doesn’t make sense to order more.
Each time I want to photograph this piece, I need to pull it out of the box it’s currently living in, unpack all the goodies, and set them all up in my very temporary diorama before I can take pictures.
Once photos are done (and I’m sorry these are with my phone, I’m still not 100% yet, hobbling around on crutches here), I have to repeat everything, this time in reverse. I really need to get her a permanent diorama.
On that note, I may have found a shelving unit that’ll work for it, though I’m not sure my hubby is going to appreciate it being in our living room - it’s not very attractive. I may go ahead and order it anyway and slap some black paint on it. We’ll see.
By the by, for those that have little delicate pieces and, like me, you need to pack everything away at the end of a photo shoot – I highly recommend toilet paper and Tupperware.
I found, for the purposes of wrapping small items, that paper towels are a little too thick, but toilet paper is just right. I imagine that newspaper would work as well, but I didn’t have any on hand.
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the post and seeing part one (of three!) of Eve’s kitchen tour :) Thanks for stopping in.