Monday, 26 May 2014

A few finishing touches

With a few finishing touches we final have our new, fully functioning kitchen. Hoorah!
Pretty chuffed with the result and in at just under 20k, including building work (knocking 3 rooms into one), kitchen cabinets (incl. fitting and painting) plumbing, electrics, new appliances, engineered, oiled wood flooring and extras such as light fittings. All in all, quite a good result for the budget.


A few mementos of our travels. I painted the frames with Farrow and Balls 'Railings' to contrast the mustard walls and to frames the blues in the picture.

For the first time in years I can actually see exactly what I have in my cupboards! 2 larder cupboards are amongst my favourite elements. May have to do a slightly bigger food shop to fill one though!

Source book.....
Kitchen cabinetry
Building, plumbing and electrics - Trident Heating & Electrics Ltd/Snap Developments
Appliances - Bosch inducton hob, Bosch cooker hood, AEG built in double oven, Rangemaster undercounter freezer, Hotpoint larder fridge, Zanussi dishwasher, Blanco double sink and Franke Basel tap. All
Paint - (French Grey Dark) from, (Mustard)



Saturday, 17 May 2014

I love English mustard. Now it's even on the walls!

Progress in the kitchen department!

From this (November)....

To this......a couple of weeks after we moved in!

To this......

Still a bit of a way to go but we are nearly there. Another week and we will be able to actually start properly using the kitchen/family room.

The kitchen units need their coat of Little Greene's French Grey Dark and we've added the fabulously uplifting yet warm mustard colour by Habitat on the end wall.

For anybody that loves spicy yellows I would urge you to try a tester of Mustard. I was a little apprehensive, not being a massive fan of any member of the yellow family, and I worried that it would not look as good as the magazine photo I referred to in my last post.

I love a cheese sandwich, on ham, with anything and everything to be honest....but on the walls?

You know how it is. It normally happens to me with outfits. I see a great outfit, picture myself in it in my head and then when I actually try it on I'm crushingly disappointed by how I actually look in it. My worry was mustard on my wall would disappoint in the same way.

But no! I love it. This photo was taken at dusk and it looks as good, if not better, as day light fades. So much so, I'm painting a little more. We're going to paint the wall with double doors out on to the garden with the same colour. This will also tie the kitchen/dining and seating areas together. All other walls are brilliant white.

I hope the sun is shining where you are.