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BLUE WILLOW KITCHEN PROJECT 1


   
STEP ONE Assemble the range and tiled surround.

1. If you are using a kit, make it up according to the manufacturer's instructions. We used kit number DH47 from Phoenix Model Developments. We originally painted it matt black, but found that the detail got lost in the photograph, so aged it instead by applying a coat of silver Goldfinger paste which we buffed up when dry, and then applied a coat of black Zebrite grate polish on top. We rubbed most of this off which has given a metallic effect with a darker finish in the detailing.

2. Print out the tiles in best quality on glossy photographic paper.

3. Cut a back and 2 sides for the range from 1.5 mm thick card. Adjust these dimensions if you are using a different thickness card. Tape together.

Pattern for range surround


  Blue Willow tile set
Blue Willow tile set for the back of the kitchen range. 
4. Position the sides and back around the range, carefully measure the range height and mark with a pencil line.

Diagram of range and surround

   
5. Remove the card and stick the tiles above the pencil line, centering them on the back section and trimming as necessary. If you are using a larger sized range, print out two sheets and join.

   
The finished tiled range surround

   
6. Attach card surround to sides of range using double sided tape. Cut and attach the top to give rigidity to the structure.



   
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