Instead of French Polishing I cheated and used a varnish stain. I wanted a darker look so chose "teak" colour. Several coats built up to a rich aged looking finish and good shine from years of polishing.
The range is black with a very slight sheen. I made white tiles from polymer clay to form protection to the wooden unit.
Bread bin, kettle, trivet, and water jug are Warwick Miniatures white metal that I painted cream, royal blue and black using Humbrol gloss enamel paints. I made all the food shown in these photos.
The table lamp has a tiny battery in the base so no wiring is needed.
In addition to the two units and table there are panels which fit in to form a bed and two benches when the interior is fitted.
I am really enjoying making this kit up - so much I find it a struggle to limit my time and get on with other things like some items for my Etsy shop and house work so I allow a few days at a time then put it to one side for a while.