Saturday, 28 July 2012

Kitchen revealed, finally. Plus dining table.

It has been a long time coming, but I have pretty much finished the kitchen thanks to the delivery of my dining table. Finally I can sit at it and enjoy this room properly. I had a lot of help getting the table here from my family, the top went in my mums car, the frame in my sisters and the bench in mine. Saved on all delivery expenses thanks to their help and we drove the 40 miles in tandem.

So here is how the kitchen looked when I moved in.


A rather uninspiring room but with some good bare bones.

Now here is how it looks now.


One day I might try my hand at custom making some new cupboard doors, but for now these are fine.



My wonderful new table, I am so in awe of a good craftsmen who can make things like this.

and the bench he made me to go with it. Now I need to find some chairs!


The Welsh love spoon hanging with the jugs was from John at his lovely blog, Going Gently. Thank you John.


My selection of cookery and gardening books, I was collecting these all those years in London while I was waiting for my dream to happen. The bottles of Champagne were gifts during curtain calls during shows, lucky me! I have about 10 more in my garage - really should start to drink some of them!

So there you have it, you have seen my garden, living room, hall, bedroom and kitchen now, just the spare room to go and of course the bathroom - many years til that is revealed I think!

20 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tour. You have one lovely table there. Please accept a 'One Lovely Blog' award from me as you have turned your house into a truly wonderful home.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  2. It's all looking great, and the table and bench are lovely.I love that solid chunky look and the turned legs.

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  3. Your kitchen is lovely and it feels so cosy and lived in. Can't do with a do not touch kitchen. The table and bench are so beautiful and your carpenter has made a fab job of them. I love the turned legs. Enjoy entertaining x

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  4. well you are very welcome to the welsh spoon! I am glad I have given your little oasis of sanity a tiny Welsh GAY touch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Absolutely wonderful. I am sure you will continue to enjoy it. But please, please turn your knives the other way up.

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  6. Your new table and bench look absolutely gorgeous!

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  7. I love the table and bench!

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  8. I'd kill for a kitchen as nice as that!
    Jane x

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  9. Love your new table - hope you enjoy many a meal with good friends round it.

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  10. That just looks fabulous!!!

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  11. It looks quite cozy and inviting. I love the table and bench--simply gorgeous! You are making wonderful progress.

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    1. lovely!i just adore your Table and Bench!

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  12. all looks fabulous. Table is divine. I am green with envy.

    In a previous house where I didnt have the money to change the doors which were ORANGE!, we covered them in fablon. Sticky back plastic. It transformed the room completely. Added some thin wooden edging like shaker style.

    I cant wait to see what else you do!

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  13. It looks fabulous, especially the table and bench. It's great that there are still craftsmen out there.

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  14. I'd be more than happy to help you drink that champagne.. I've never tried it... :(

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  15. What an awesome kitchen! And I LOVE LOVE the table. So "farmhouse". Love it, nicely done. I'm gonna go back and look at the pictures again. Good job, no, GREAT job!

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  16. Thank you all, I am so happy to spend time in my kitchen finally and to actually sit and have meals there. Looking forward to my first dinner guests now.

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