Sunday, 17 February 2013

A BIT OF A TIDY UP

This is how my kitchen looked until recently: 

After 12 years it is looking a little worn out and a bit dark and I thought it was time for a tidy up. I have loved this kitchen, especially the tiles. The oven has just celebrated it's 21st birthday!  Has done very well, only had 3 new rings, a couple of seals and a few door catches, but I think it is on it's last legs.  I hate cleaning ovens, probably the worst job in the house, so I want my new oven to be one that cleans it's self.  BUT you can't get a free standing all in one cooker that is self cleaning, you need a "built in one"  which has led to:  
Taking out the drawers and one wall cupboard and fitting this one in.  The oven and microwave are on order and will fit in here.



These are some other work in progress photos.  Have taken off all the top cupboard doors and am painting them and the all the trim around the tops, bottoms and sides of the cupboards.  This is taking a bit longer than I first thought.  I imagined that I was just going to leave the doors up and give them all a couple of coats of paint, but no, both sides need to be done with an undercoat and then 3 coats.  I have doors all over the house in various stages of layer.
And this great thing is what we call the "wardrobe".  It is a very large store cupboard, but dominates the whole room, I think it will have to go............

To be updated!!..................
 


3 comments:

All4MeggyMoo said...

dont you just love having a good old clear up! a refresh it makes you feel so great. Its looking good. x

greenthumb said...

Looks like you have lots of work ahead of you, but I'm sure it will be just the way you want it in the end.

Alice said...

Where did you get that new cupboard next to the fridge from? And where are the knives and forks going to go???