Friday, 24 June 2011

Progress Report: Why I Already Love My Kitchen

Sarah of Modern Country Style, being the ever-so-clever girl that she is, has decided on a fabulous theme for her linky party.  It's all about what we love about our kitchens.

As you are probably pretty well aware if you have been a regular reader of my blog (and if you are, I would totally brush your hair and take you shopping and tell you that you're pretty if you were here) you will know that we are no where near done yet on our kitchen remodel.

However, I did want to show you the latest pictures because we've finally painted this weekend so the walls are looking rather fresh and lovely and white.  And I also wanted to explain what I love so far.

When we first moved in, the kitchen had a false ceiling and so while the rest of the house appreciated nice healthy 9 foot ceiling heights, the kitchen felt a bit small and cramped.  The spot lights felt like they were crouching up there, ready to spring on your head any minute.

Here's what it looked like before:

Rather squished, no?

With the removal of the ceiling and a nice smooth plaster finish thanks to my rather handy W and the addition of some lovely fisherman's pendant lights,  the room suddenly can breathe.

It feels good now being in my kitchen.  Despite the fact that it's no where near done, the feeling is one of lightness and space.

And when the sun shines in, I can forgive the ugly countertops and the ugly cupboard doors and the windows that need some proper cleaning...

I can forgive the sad, warped laminate flooring and the cheap tap and stained sink.

I can forgive all the in-progress imperfections because it has potential.  And it's already ours.  It's already starting to reflect us.

And it's all been done by our own hands on a small budget.

And that's what I love the most about my kitchen.

If you want to see what everyone else loves about their kitchen, then mosey on over to Sarah's blog or click on that linky button to your right.

If you want to follow our progress, you can click the 'Follow' button in the sidebar or follow via Facebook or Twitter.


  1. Those pendant lights are gorgeous! I love everything you have done to your kitchen. You have thought about everything carefully and I can see that has paid off. Great job!

    Lovely to meet you through Sarah.

    Best wishes,

  2. Coming over from Sarah's kitchen party...and you are right your kitchen has tons of potential!! Looks like you have a lovely back yard through that kitchen door as well. Thanks for sharing

  3. Hey sweetie pie,

    I really love it that you've used darker grout with your white metro tiles. They're lurrrrvely.

    And you'd brush my hair for me? Right, we're DEFINITEYL bff!!!! ;-)

    You've done such a brilliant job on your kitchen. and I'm REALLY pleased you've joined in the party!!


  4. my favorite is the last image with the door swung open revealing that lush gorgeousness outside! it's coming together, and believe me i can appreciate the mess and sweat that it takes to get there as we are still knee deep in saw dust with our dungeon project.



  5. Your cabinets don't look ugly to me! And your change of colour scheme and tiles has really lightened the space.
    (visiting via Modern Country Style's link party)

  6. You have done an absolutely fab job so far, your kitchen is delightful! The sunshine pouring in from that gorgeous green garden makes it perfect!

    Hope you had a lovely weekend, and have a great week ahead!

    Meera xx

  7. You are too cute, love your writing!
    -Jessica & Holly

  8. The laminated floors do look like they're old and that something you'd play basketball on, but they're still decent-looking in my opinion. You have a neat kitchen though. Like to have one like that.

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