I pulled out my Miele kitchen appliances, swung the 'pressed steel' around so it ran along the wall above the benches rather than up the wall behind the stove, and started rummaging for something to use as a bench top to tie the under-bench bits together.
Thought of rustic wood, but that was heading too far away from the original idea. Then I decided on cardboard with some of the wallpaper samples I picked up last time I was at Masters on top.
While I was pulling them out, I noticed the vinyl samples I'd got at the same time . And had a eureka moment.
The tile scores and snaps easily and cleanly, is the perfect thickness, is self adhesive (if you're in the mood for some permanence in your miniature life), comes in a (limited) range of colours. And it's FREE!I'm feeling rather chuffed with myself.
(Miele dishwasher and fridge: Mini World. Steel stove: ELF. Herbs, olive oil bottle, salt and pepper grinders and pans: Lundby Småland kitchen accessories set (60.5089))