The Kitchen Bar & DIY Wallpapered Shelves

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Whilst I am pretty smitten with our kitchen in general, there is a little area which is so bland I can’t stand it: our shelving units. It’s your bog standard kitchen shelves really, intended for displaying something. ANYTHING. It’s made up of an open shelf bang in the middle of two cupboards with glass doors. The problem is, the only thing we’ve been displaying so far

The Kitchen Feature Wall & A Dining Room Makeover

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You may remember that around this time last year I painted one wall in our kitchen Smalt Blue. Here is what it looked like as a little reminder. It’s the wall which overlooks our dining table and it’s the focal point in that space. I still love the colour SO much but it’s about bloody time we added to it. Ever since that day, in

Joe Does DIY – Installing a Tumble Dryer From Scratch

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When you’ve worked long and hard for a kitchen – as we did – it can be a little disheartening to have to alter things only a year after completion. One thing we really neglected when designing ours was a tumble dryer. I never felt the need for one really, but following the birth of Luna, and the enormous amount of additional laundry we’ve got,

The Long Awaited Kitchen Reveal: Before & After

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If there is one blog post that is long overdue, this is it. And let me warn you in advance, there will be a lot of pictures. *Takes a deep breathe* Here we go… For a very long time, I didn’t have much to talk about on this blog except our kitchen. These days we’re getting to a really amazing stage in the progress of

The New Kitchen Floor

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We have a kitchen floor! Did I mention that already? I think I did. Many moons ago. But I never got around to blogging it. I feel like a broken record saying that lately. To be honest, ever since we bought the flooring (which you can read about here) we’ve had more junk stored in there whilst other rooms needed the space. This is how

Pantry Refresh: Destroying Concrete & More Dust

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Our kitchen, like many others, has a pantry. When we were under construction, this small but invaluable room helped us to get by. On the few shelves within it, we housed the entirety of our kitchen necessities to get through the renovations – plates, glasses, dry food. Apart from one cardboard box used to store pans, everything else was in storage. We really couldn’t have

New Neighbours & More Construction

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Whilst in many ways it feels like a lifetime ago, it really is only in the last 12 months that our house has made its biggest transformation through the kitchen renovation and extension. Whilst we’ve swiftly moved onto other projects – because we have a to-do list longer than I care to acknowledge – there has been no better way to see how far we’ve

The Kitchen Floor Delivery – Now Available on CCTV

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I have spoken really fondly on this blog about an array of companies. I am super happy to talk about them. When I receive good customer experience I want to spread the word. After all, it’s so hard to find good service, and the more people shout about them, the easier it is to find. HOWEVER. I also think it’s only right to talk honestly

50 Shades of Grey: Finding our kitchen colour

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Okay so we didn’t try 50. But it feels that way sometimes! The floor was about to go in the kitchen at the time. I’m sure you’re sick of hearing about it, and I’m certainly sick of talking about it. Can I just walk on it already? However, there is something I wanted to do before it goes in: paint the walls. I’ve painted our

DIY Kitchen Tiles, Knives & Embarrassing Headwear

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Yes, I’m back with another update on the kitchen! I will get round to a big reveal of the ‘before’ and ‘after’ soon, but I’m waiting for the floor to go in first. No-one wants to see our lame concrete floor anymore, am I right? As part of getting the kitchen complete, we had the builder who fitted the units to also tile around the