I have given the chimney where the cooker sits an undercoat of gesso after filling in some gaps with polyfiller and sanding. It will need a few more coats of gesso and some more sanding yet but I think I prefer the white to the cream colour. I think I am going to repaint all the kitchen furniture white, perhaps with blue accents. I have used the same tile wallpaper to back the chimney and have inserted a brick floor in the chimney using a bit of plastic brick sheet I found in my stash.
I was going to do up the cooker but then remembered I had one the same size in my stash so I replaced it with that. I can do up the other cooker another day for another project.
Anyway, here are a few pictures:
The kitchen as it was.
The chimney and cooker as they were.
The tile wallpaper added to the bottom half of the walls.
The new cooker in the renovated kitchen.
The cooker inset in the chimney with tile backing.
The brick floor of the chimney.
I really want to replace that light shade but I'm not sure how I am going to do that yet as everything is wired and glued in. I'm sure I'll come up with some solution.
Lots of gesso-ing and sanding for me this week while I work on the rest of the kitchen furniture.
I hope you are having/have had a great weekend.