Thursday, December 3, 2015

new home - our kitchen.

 The kitchen was one of the first spaces to take shape quickly as the kitchen was fitted before we moved in. As it's our main living space and we don't have a separate dining room, we opted for a counter level island unit and a lower level dining table. 
I sourced hairpin legs on Ebay and bought a 40mm thick sheet of mdf board to make the dining table. I chose a white gloss finish to tie in with the kitchen doors. It can also be pulled out when we have visitors over. It's probably one of my proudest DIYs to date, although to tell the truth, it wasn't very hard to do once I had it thought through a bit. 
As the kitchen units, countertop, floor and walls are all quite neutral, I went for an eclectic mix of colour in the accessories, including the chairs which are a mix of spray painted vintage and good ol' Ikea folding chairs. 
The floor is polished concrete that we did ourselves with a sprinkle of glitter in the sealer for some sparkle!
I also transformed our fridge from a tired white colour to a chrome finish, you can read all about this DIY project here.
We kept the bathroom tiles from the original bathroom in the house and used them to tile over the hob. Tiling was another new experience for me that looked a lot easier than it actually was!
The three aluminium pendants over the island were bought in Ikea. At the time the copper colour were sold out so I bought the cream and attacked them with some copper spray paint. 
Over the past week or so, I've added some finishing touches and I think it's time to move onto the next room. 
But first, we all love a good before and after shot, don't we?!

Cathy x


  1. Wow I love the before and after on this! Love the lamp shades and think the kitchen door is amazing!

  2. That is pretty impressive. I wouldn't know where to start! Have a big Pinterest board of ideas though.


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