Hello! I am just about finished with the 50's diner that I was inspired to make when I saw the Our Generation Retro Diner.
Here is an overview of the diner.
And here is a human's eye view. lol.
It has a checkered floor, and a little "fridge" for some treats under the window. A counter, a table and chairs, a chalkboard and a backsplash. It doesn't have a juke box yet, but I am pretty happy with it.
The floor is scrapbooking paper glued to poster board.
The chalkboard and the metallic backsplash behind it are pieces of scrapbooking paper.
I covered toilet paper rolls in mirror paper for the counter legs instead of having the whole bottom covered because the doll can't fit her legs under unless the counter is open space underneath.
I cut out some black circles and white circles to make little records to go on the wall. I printed the Coca Cola sign.
The curtain is a red napkin. I made a little ruffle and put it on a dowel rod. I just covered the ends in silver tape and glued it to the wall. The little refrigerator is kind of just a prop now until I figure out the door. It is made with just cardstock, and there is a clear piece of plastic on the front, but it's not really a door yet.
The table is made out of foam board that my mom helped me cut into a rounded rectangle (it's pretty tricky to cut). Then I covered it in this cool silver paper and trimmed the edge with red ribbon. You could also trim it with something silver.
I really like the table! :)
The smoothie is from American Girl, and the hot dogs, ketchup, and mustard are from a food set I had when I was little.
And the chairs are from this tutorial for a retro kitchen chair.
The stool is an empty spool of ribbon trimmed with mirror paper and red ribbon and topped with white craft foam. The base is toilet paper rolls and scrapbooking paper. I ran out so I haven't made the second stool yet.
The kitchen door is also made out of paper. It is 2 pieces for the door, and thin strips of mirror paper for the trim.
I think it's ready for customers!
"This place sure is nice, Mckenna."
"Yeah, the hot dogs are great!."
"I think it would have been fun to live in the 50's."
"I know, me too, Rebecca."
"So who's going to pay for the food today?"
"Well, if they have 50's prices, I'll pay!" lol
You can find the cash register tutorial here.
I hope you enjoyed!