Hanging Our Rob Ryan China Plates

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I’m so excited to finally share this on my blog, at long last. In April 2013, one particularly amazing wedding present Joe and I received was from one of our ushers, Boozy. It’s a set of Rob Ryan china plates, and I absolutely adore them. For a number of reasons really. 1. They look beautiful. Seriously, they’re friggin’ sweet. 2. They are sentimental which I

The Drunken Waiter AKA Our New Wine Rack

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Joe and I are wine lovers. It’s no secret. In fact, this wasn’t always the case and I remember a time when Joe wouldn’t drink wine and there’d be more for me! Those were the days… We received a gorgeous metal wine rack a few years back as a Christmas present when we rented our first flat together. It stood tall on the ground, and

The Smalt Blue Kitchen Wall

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This weekend I did something I’ve wanted to do for ages; I gave our kitchen a blue wall. I chose the colour a few months ago and love it more than ever now it’s on the wall and not just in a tester pot in the shed. We went for Craig & Rose 1829 in the colour Smalt. It’s a beautiful blue that looks almost

Crack Open The Bubbly;The Kitchen Is Finished!!

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Last Thursday, something monumental happened. After 6 long months of construction. After 2 years of saving and waiting, albeit a little impatiently. After a lot of money. Our kitchen is finished!!! Now, we are still picking a floor and dining table, but as far as the extension, any building work, and having our entire kitchen fitted…well, it’s all done and dusted, baby! We’ve even had

The Final Kitchen Wall & Getting Our Lounge Back

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With the kitchen so close to being finished, there is one wall acting as a stark reminder of when the downstairs resembled Mars only a matter of weeks ago: these bricks leave a lot of red dust let me tell you! When our extension was built at the back of the house, it covered the entire width of our home, meaning that we added space

The Final Corner Of The Kitchen

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The past few weeks, we’ve seen our haggard dungeon of a kitchen transform – with newly acquired walls, pipes and actual UNITS. But there has been one corner of the room holding the project back. It wasn’t part of the extended side of the kitchen, but well and truly part of the original house. Bang in the middle in fact. This corner was the hub

Kitchen Update: A Blank Canvas

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It’s been a long time coming, but all of the walls in the kitchen are now actual walls! I’m not talking bricks. Or plaster board. The entire room has now been completely rebuilt and plastered. Okay, there is still one wall to go, but it’s the walkway between the lounge and kitchen and is currently being built so bear with me… As for the actual

Kitchen Update: Oven, Hob & Extractor Fan

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It’s me again! More progress on the kitchen this January. I’m not going to beat around the bush here. I’m just going to let the pictures do the talking for a change. Please say hello to our hob, oven and extractor – the latest additions to our kitchen. (Oh! & another sneaky peak at our gorgeous grey units and grey rustic oak worktops.) Okay okay,

Kitchen Update: Demolishing our decrepit old sink

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It’s been a while since I posted any real house updates, but I’ve got lots to catch up on this week, and the kitchen is getting seriously close to looking like a liveable space again. Not all that long ago, I talked about how excited I was to demolish our old sink. To be honest, there was nothing majorly wrong with it and as it

Making our kitchen dreams a reality in 2013

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In February, Joe and I made a decision that during 2013, we would make sure we got started on the huge project that is our kitchen renovation. You can read what I said here. Although it doesn’t technically count as a New Year’s resolution (despite it being a whole lot more creative than the standard “lose weight” and “get healthy”) it really was our primary