Thanks for all the positive comments on my bedroom - I was so chuffed to read them! It's nice to see the room through fresh eyes, and hear (read) good things! The consensus definitely seems to be that the brights work with the room. I think that's why I've not got round to changing those items - because in my heart of hearts I knew I'd probably change them and actually prefer how it was before! I do like a bit of cheery colour. The Lumberjack likes it too.
Well... without further ado - the kitchen!
This is how it looked when we viewed the house (estate agent picture):
We actually ruined it a bit by getting the combi-boiler put in (which apparently had to go there rather than further in the corner, I forget why), when we had central heating installed when we first moved in...
A bit more cluttered and messy than when the old lady had it - and we got rid of her curtains! (We put our washing machine on the other side of the door and window shown there, in a little utility nook - I've got plans for that, so I'm sure it'll feature here at some point!)
The main problem with the kitchen was that there was hardly any continuous worktop to use - tiny sections of worktop here and there, so annoying.
This was mid-ripping out:
After the builder had got to work - door and window blocked in:
After the plasterer did his thing (something went a bit funny with this pic, but you get the idea):
I'd stepped in with some basecoat:
Then....... after more painting, fitting and what not....
........wait for it.............
..........here it comes.......
Our lovely new kitchen!!!! We're so pleased with it. I keep going in there just to stand looking around!
I will post more before and after pictures of different views around the kitchen - these have all been of the same view. I just need to finish painting the woodwork, and I was too impatient to wait before sharing this on here! So, watch this space for more. (This is the "main" view of the kitchen, though - the best bit!)
Hope you like it!