Thursday, 29 May 2014

My Dream Kitchen.

Believe me, I do know how lucky I am. Euan has done himself proud building us this gorgeous new kitchen. He has made the units, doors and drawers from beech and pine and we painted them in Farrow and Balls Dimnity,the insides varnished.
I suppose its very like our old kitchen in terms of style but then, you like what you like dont you??!
Its warm, light and friendly with all the essential elements of a modern country kitchen.

The Country Range Cooker - Our electric Redfyre is 5 years old now, it was a luxury purchase for our last house and there was no way we were leaving it behind! The beam came from an online reclamation yard, the brick slips from Ebay.
Clock from TK Maxx.
Silver Letters from Annie Mos- '&' given to me by my Mum and sprayed silver to match!

The Belfast Sink and Taps-Ebay.

Solid Oak Worktops- Ebay. The upstands are actually made from some oak going spare from new window sills being installed at my work that happened to be the right size.
Built in Dishwasher. Another Ebay buy.
The Dresser- The base bought on Gumtree and painted in Dimnity to match the kitchen units. The top with its glass doors and T&G back was made by Euan.

Retro Fridge/Freezer- Miles better than a SMEG by all accounts and bought online as a shop return because it has a dent in the side (saved quite a bit of money there)

Curtains and blind are from Next.
Ghastly bare bulb has been replaced with slick modern ceiling spotlights.
Doors replaced with period pine ones bought on Ebay and Gumtree.

I really wanted one of those gorgeous Neptune kitchens like below but we did not have the funds for that. Euans kitchen is a darn good copy though!  We were even able to source similar handles and knobs online.

I love this little wall unit he has made for all our baking bits and bobs.

Its not quite complete..............theres no skirting, a few things to be done here and there and we still have the Central Island to build. I hope we can get that done in the next few months .... the cost of the huge oak worktop has put it on pause for just now.......and we are tackling this area instead.

But the horrendous strange and unsafe spiral is gone and after 7 months climbing a ladder, we finally got some stairs in the new hallway.
Still a lot to do here but no more ladder!!!

All in all, this whole space that was once a freezing cold ugly kitchen with a skull cracking stone floor and falling-to-bits deathtrap spiral staircase in it, is a totally different space with a proper entrance hallway for the stairs.

Love to everyone xxxx