Sindi's Commercial Kitchen Part 2

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Where does all this bakery get BAKED?



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You have seen Sindy's Patisserie from all sorts of angles. 

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The counters are always full of seasonal and everyday delights. Everyone in my doll world enjoys all the nummies...but where do they come from?

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So much deliciousness...

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and variety...but where is the kitchen?

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Well through this magic door was supposed to be the kitchen. Tape is on the refrigerator to keep the goodies inside during construction.

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Here are all the tools and supplies I needed for this project.

Tools:
Square/measure
pencil 
saw
mitre box 
sandpaper
brushes 
Alcohol for cleaning surfaces to accept paint/modgepodge)

Materials needed:

Foam core for walls cut to fit your desired dimensions (3 sides)
1/4" plywood or wood for the floor (prime this)
Super glue for moldings
Wood trim for around windows (I used scraps and leftovers)
White duct tape for hinging the panels
Alcohol for cleaning surfaces to accept paint/modgepodge)
Modge Podge...I haven't found anything as versatile as this product.
Prints or scrapbook paper of wall tiles and trim
Print of floor tiles or scrapbook paper 

I used the same flooring print that was used in the hotel.
The Hotel was supposedly built in the 1890's so I keep this in mind when designing the hard surfaces. The kitchen will have hard surfaces of 1890's, but fixtures and furniture of a contemporary kitchen. We have to meet codes of course!

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The hotel was so large, I took it down after the lighting was fixed so I could use my large work surface for new projects. I can put it up again in about 20 minutes, when I want to do shoots or stories.

So this is the 'kitchen annex'. The gray will be a sidewalk addition to the front of the hotel walk. Room enough for more outdoor dining. The white is priming the plywood for the flooring in the actual kitchen


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Here you can see the clean lines you get from taping an area off.

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I buy Barbie structures that are trashed for parts: doors, windows, builtins and use them in my rooms and structures. I sawed off the projections on the sides of this window with the hacksaw and then filed them smooth.

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Placed into the foam core and framed out...it will look like a real window. The plastic is thoroughly cleaned with 90% alcohol to accept glue and paint.

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Here you can see the inside with the still wet Modge-podged paper/tiles. Most of the wrinkles smooth out when dried.

I used white Duct Tape on the corners, be sure to allow some ease so the panels open and close easily. The tile pattern was matched in the corners. 

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My Three walls of the kitchen all the tiling applied, while drying. This took lots of measuring and splicing of the designs.  Even though I painted the outside of the panels, I still had some curving (shrinkage) of the panels. I have them weighted down now to straighten.
Reveal in next post! 

Another project I needed to do, was a large work table covered in stainless steel...a must for rolling out large quantities of dough.  I designed this for a specific space in the kitchen.

Making any table. Tools needed are shown.
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I worked with pieces and wood I already had.  Measure, measure twice, cut once....and old rule...check and double check. I made sure my table leg frame measures were nice and squared...despite the top wasn't!

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Since I will actually be rolling out dough on this table...I decided to screw my table legs in.


I used 5/8"x5/8" stock....which I hand cut all to the same length. IMPORTANT...make sure all your legs are exactly the same---sand to even out irregularities. 
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A jig on a table saw---will cut them exactly---but I didn't want to bother HUBBY..and did them by hand with my nifty mitre box!

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Sanding off the edges of all the surfaces is important before you assemble the table. Wipe all the pieces off with a damp rag/or paper toweling. Clean surfaces your are going to glue with alcohol.

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I predrilled the holes in the wood for the screws. Since I'm covering up the screws with metal stickum paper, they won't show. If you are finishing the table with paint or stain, counter sink (special drill bit) the holes for the screws and then fill the screw top with wood putty and sand excess off.  OR carefully nail through a predrilled hole to the legs.

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So I screwed my legs on...when they were in the right place, I unscrewed them a bit to squirt in some super glue, then quickly twisted the legs back in place along my measured lines. This technique worked very well, hold in place for 20 seconds.

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This worked great, but do one at a time and turn fast.

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Next I used strips of wood for the apron. These were all cleaned and then glued on and simply butted together. These could be nailed. Make sure the printing is on the inside.

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Here are Jamie and Sindy measuring the height of the table. Perfect working height.
It looks really sturdy. 

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A coat of primer on the all the wood, legs then painted silver...and shiny metal stickum paper applied. 

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Sindy thinks it looks great.....and is custom built for her space. Customers can look through the window and watch the magic happen!

Next episode...The reveal...of course we have to STOCK the kitchen, and come up with a MIXER?????
and show how some 'deliciousness ' is  made. 


PS. I am not advertising the products I use, I simply state a name brand because I actually like and use the product. I have not received any payment, gratuity, or product for using the products shown.


Thanks for viewing and feel free to ask me any questions or inquiries, and I will get back to you. 








 

8 comments:

  1. Wow Sandi....you are pretty handy with tools!! First of all, your bakery looks absolutely delicious. For a minute I een entertained the idea that perhaps you might have baked some of that delicious baked goods. (You know, there is a person known for his miniature (real) food. He crafted all the utensils and pots and pans, too!) Though I don't have time to venture into the world of miniatures, I still LOVE to took at them. And you folks who specialize in the creation of them, I find absolutely fascinating.

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    1. Oh, Hi, April, I watch his videos...and the cooking real things...lol. So, much, fun. I did most of the baked goods, but I was a potter, so clay is my thing. And, I cheat and paint my finishes...well, we will see what Sindy cooks up in the new kitchen! Thanks for visiting, Hugs, Sandi

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  2. That does look like a nice sturdy table Sandi! I love the window too:@)

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    1. I realized I and Sindy would be rolling out real dough, ...lol, so it couldn't just fall apart. Thanks for stopping by, I still have to paint that window...sigh, hugs, Sandi!

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  3. You are so talented Sandi! I kept all of Princess T's 'Tiny Food' because it was just too Precious to get rid of. I knew I could easily Sell it at the Showroom, but she jokes that now Gramma has a Tiny Hoard they'll have to dispose of when I'm gone. *LOL* So, I just Loved your Bakery Vignette of Tiny Foods, I don't even know why that appeals to me as much as it does with miniatures? And here's a Laugh, by the time I got down to the Image of your Workspace and Supplies you used, I thought that was part of the Miniatures for Barbie and thought, Wow, how did you find such authentic looking Miniature building supplies?! *bwahahahaha!*

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    1. I can't wait to stock the kitchen, I know littles are too much fun. Just think if the RV garage was just minis...and you could actually walk there, LOL. Hugs, thanks for stopping by! Sandi

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  4. Wonderful work, all that you make is so realistic and well made, and I love that you share all this with us. :)

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    1. thanks so much, Linda...it's my sanity, cheaper than therapy...lol. Sandi

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Thanks so much for each and every comment, and I will try and answer any questions you may have.