Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Building Update

This is now my old kitchen!

and this how the back of the house now looks with its new pitched roof.

Today internal walls started to come down so it's all starting to become exciting (and dusty). I have spent the last two days painting and sewing things for the website marooned in my office as there is little point in dusting or doing much housework at the moment. I painted and recovered this stool.

I have also painted this old cutlery tray. I love to use them for toiletries and makeup etc as it keeps them so tidy. I am also in the midst of painting a pretty child's rocking chair I bought ages ago so it's good to be catching up on painting projects.

I bought a pine scrub top table and cupboard on ebay recently. I love the colour of the legs on the table (it is exactly the shade of Farrow and Ball's 'Blue Ground') and I shan't change this at all. So now I think I will have red and blue accessories in the new kitchen. Isn't it funny how one thing can determine a whole room's look? I have chosen a very modern white kitchen but want the dining and seating areas to be ohsovintagey!
I'm not sure about the cupboard as it needs a complete makeover so I shall either paint and distress it or have it dipped. Unusually, it has little wooden casters on the base.

I also bought this French cupboard which I have had dipped and stripped but when it was painted I hadn't appreciated just how much woodworm it had had. It's a good job I like the shabby look! Apparently French woodworm are much larger than the English variety and this is evidence of that.


  1. Looks like it is coming on really well.

  2. AS someone who has been living with a gutted kitchen for 2 years this entry had me pretty excited. I can't wait to see the results.

  3. Wow, looks like major renovation! What beautiful pieces you have there!

  4. How odd, I've read this post before and I thought I'd commented but obviously not! Glad you like the rail and bag, it's looking a lot more girly in there :)

    Your kitchen seems to be coming on in leaps and bounds and you've got some great projects on the go there. Hope you have a really nice weekend too xxx

  5. I can't wait to see your new kitchen Ruth (but I expect you are even more impatient than I am to see it!!!). Love the colour of the table, it's perfect! Good luck with it all