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My Kitchen Makeover: Final Reveal!

kitchen makeover final reveal

When we moved house almost a year ago, the first part of the house we decided to redecorate was the open plan kitchen/living room.  Firstly, we had the existing oak units painted a light cream (Farrow & Ball’s Slipper Satin to be precise), then we laid a new wood laminate floor throughout the entire room and finally retiled the kitchen wall area between the cupboards and worktop.  It has made such a difference compared to what it was like before!   (Take a look back in case you missed it; I did a first reveal of the work last year here).

Over the past couple of months, we have been busy finishing off the room with softer touches such as window coverings and rugs.  There are still some additions I’d like to make to add further warmth to the room, such as the introduction of more colour across cushions and textiles, however it’s definitely getting there.

At last I can finally show you the latest reveal pics!  (more…)

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My Kitchen Makeover Update #2: First Reveal

This year, when I returned home from holidays in July, I felt totally energised and ready to get really stuck into some decor projects around the house, including our ongoing kitchen update project. This, I’m sure, was partly due to having a fantastically chilled out holiday in a beautiful part of France, but also because I was really inspired by the wonderful flea markets, antiques shops and interiors over there.  There was just so much to whet my appetite.  Please take me back!!

Alas, not possible, but back home I am and ready to spend some more time here on the blog.  So what’s been going on at home?  Well, with our kitchen/living space undergoing its gradual makeover these past few months (see some more of this here), I have lots of progress to share with you!

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My Kitchen Makeover Update #1: Weighing up wall paint, window coverings & what to sit on

Before we had even moved into our new house, one of the things I had decided I would tackle first was the open plan kitchen/living space. We are now three months in and I’ve finally made some firm decisions on the decor, including what colour to paint the 1990s oak kitchen cabinets (I think this colour will be perfect to bounce some light around), as well as what shade to use for the surrounding walls (I’m loving this new colour from Farrow & Ball which looks great alongside the cabinet colour choice).

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