The kitchen renovation story, because you lot were a part of it.
It used to look like this … please pardon my back. Note ugly green laminex and geriatric dishwasher.
then it looked this,
and this. For a week.
Suddenly it looked like this! Still no tiles, and note wires sticking ominously out of the wall, but hey I can live with that.
So … we have:
Chocolate brown laminate cupboards and drawers, with pale stone-look laminate benches. I love laminate.
Over on the island bench we have dark stone look laminate benches, with cream drawers underneath, to match the cream overhead cupboards (chocolate brown cupboards below and above would have been too overwhelming).
Shiny dishwasher and oven, already accessorised with kiddie fingerprints …
Now we have to choose tiles. Remember my favourite colour combination?
I’m leaning towards the dirty blue rectangles rather than the pale blue squares, which of course is the opposite of what I thought when I chose the samples. Amazing how different they look in situ.
My original thought was pale stone look tiles with a border of pebbles, reminiscent of our upstairs bathroom at the old house, but there is a lot of brown and beige and mud in this house already, including now in the kitchen. Cough.
And look! Remember the plea for help with the op shop scores? I think the answer is staring me in the face – the yarn will be a teacosy and the fabric a pair of new oven mitts.
Thank you to everyone who helped design this kitchen. I really appreciated all your input and suggestions. And it was fun, wasn't it?!
(Mr Soup has no idea that people all over the world contributed to the design and decor of our new cooking space).