Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Things are cooking....

And it's so much more fun!

Okay, it's STILL not quite finished and we're STILL waiting for a few bits and bobs here and there, but for the most part, the kitchen is in, it's done (99%) and it's functioning. Phew!

The result for us is a kitchen that is much more functional (no more climbing up the stepstool to see what's in the oven) and so much brighter. We managed to salvage the antique floor with a few hours of intensive cleaning then sanding, then polishing then protecting. We have upper cupboards now as well as lower and can put so much more away. And we have actual lighting instead of just a hanging naked bulb.

But perhaps my favourite bit is that the oddish brick half-wall that was nothing but a useless nook in it has become a very handy shelving unit for some of our cook books and canisters (alas, I broke one so, such as shame, I'll have to buy new ones.... :D). It took hubby a few hours to get them all together since the nook is very uneven and not square at all, but I'm so so happy with the result. So that along with the perfect antique cupboard we found at a local shop help to tie the modernish kitchen in with the rest of the otherwise antique house.

Ta-dah!

6 comments:

Giffysk8s said...

VERY NICE!!! Love the floor~so glad you kept it! Now if I only I could pop over for a cup of tea and enjoy it in person!

aliceinparis said...

Youmust be THRILLED! It looks wonderful. I bet it is fun to cook in:)

Bek said...

hooray!

I have to say the little cookbook nook looks great :) Might be my favorite part... then again, I'm a fan of unexpected little places like that

SoBella Creations said...

Your new kitchen looks great! Love the cookbook nook.

Paperfection said...

Wow! Great job! Good that you just went for it, happy cooking!

MegPS said...

Looks great! Am very jealous.
And nice tea towel - ha ha. X