Beach Cottage Kitchen and IKEA Faktum
Mon 25th, Jun, 2012
G’day Beach Cottage lovelies, some IKEA Faktum kitchen cabinets today.
This is how far we are with the kitchen, the Faktum cupboards are up on the walls and full of flour that has been decanted into jars, various ones, new, old, vintage, Mason and blue – can I just say this was not a simple job with these walls…
But let me just say, it was sooooo worth it…for these cupboards have changed my life – ok that might rather be a bit of exaggeration, but, to be honest, it feels a bit like that.
You see before, though I love love love me some open shelving, some higgeldy piggeldy piles of vintage things and lovely packaging, labels, and bottles and pots, well it was all getting a bit…messy…and, I, truly believe if I were a single person or perhaps did not have a few rugrats running around this tiny old cottage then all may well have been ok…but life here, as usual, meant that in reality what happened was the open shelving was a bit jumbly…nice jumbly but jumbly all the same.
…and jumbly after a while, began to get very irritating
And so now this side of the kitchen is all away behind closed doors – right now, it’s not jumbly inside there yet – and it’s amazing how it’s actually seeming, by some miracle, to keep itself neat…how long it will last I know not.
It’s funny, you don’t realise you missed something until you have it back. I feel all grown-up again. I am back in big girl’s proper kitchen cabinet land. And it feels good. Baby.
As you can see, these do not have any handles on them yet – that is because the handles that I bought for them, that I thought went with them, will mean drilling through the outside of the front of the door to get them on the door – and we are not prepared to take the gamble with that that it won’t split…so back to IKEA for alternative handles anytime soon – hello not in the school holidays coming up!
Also going on under that unit will be a slimline extractor – I need to buy that too.
These are the tall version of the regular kitchen cabinets and I am very pleased I went with that – there is lots of storage in there, in fact when I was filling them up, there was much room for manoeuvre with these, unlike other kitchen cupboards, that have been in my domain in the past, which seem to only hold the odd utensil or two…
Overall, extremely pleased – this IKEA kitchen was always only meant to be temporary when we first moved in here, after getting a quote for waaaaaaaaaaaaay more than our budget would stretch to for a humdinger of a fancy new kitchen…but it’s still here and it’s still doing well – a few niggles with it but for the $$$$, cost per wear is very low..and I still very much love the butcher’s block unit on the other side….
Well, I’ll be off then Beach Cottage friends…
Yours in white cupboards, IKEA love, Faktum speak, colanders and pans hanging from ceilings and oh of course, blue vintage Mason Jars…