Beach Cottage DIY Kitchen Makeover
Wed 14th, Aug, 2013
Hellooooo from Beach cottage Land, oh it’s fun and games here friends…sick kiddos, pulled down walls, nights out, kitchen planning, dust, so very much dust…phew…and the sun is very much shining, so that’s good…and in the middle of it all today I’m making chicken stock and cooking up a few soups as part of my Muffin Top Removal Plan…on the menu for soups – super quick tomato and basil which I’ve been making for years, it’s so easy and fast (Australian toms were on offer this morning from Queensland) and chicken and mushroom (ditto mushrooms, who knew).
So here’s a little update on the kitchen so far via my lovely iPhone 5….
Ummm totally can’t believe what a difference losing a wall makes…every single thing we have done in this old cottage has always been met with things like
‘why didn’t we do this sooner’ or
‘we should’ve done this when we moved in’
This is sooooo one of those occasions…the whole house feels different…and now my thoughts on kitchens have totally swung around, in fact so much so that I am thinking of leaving this for a few months, to live with it and see how we go..maybe just putting up a couple more cupboards and using the old desk that was in here as a place for the Mac as a table and just living with it for a bit to see how the light goes, to see how moving around it goes and to see how the flow is …you know?
Unfortunately some of the IKEA units that are in here have not fared so well and have some of the outside coating on the drawers peeling off at the bottom, if you don’t live here you probably wouldn’t even see it but I know it’s there…ad I have to say I am majorly disappointed with this…gotta love the Swedish Boutique but sadly anything over a few years and they just don’t seem to be able to pull it off in terms of wear, although saying that my dining table is still going very very strong…peeling drawers though puts me off buying another one from IKEA…another decision on that I think…
Sadly there were no floorboards under the wall, and the wood in this old cottage is nearly 80 years old so matching it up was going to be tricky with new wood, luckily we managed to salvage some old ones from a local place and now it’s patched up…
I’ll be seeing you soon with a tidier, wall-less kitchen…I will have eaten soup, the muffin-top may have shrunk
Goodbye wall, it’s been good baby but I’m so pleased you’re gone
p.s. watch out for ABeachCottage Pop-Up Shop this evening on Facebook!
woot woot for lovely coastal vintage things are here! click here to have a look…it won’t be up for long xo