Wednesday, 25 April 2007

I LOVE this room!



Finally, our kitchen is more or less finished so we have gone from this.....








to this..............
It finished on time, of course took at lot more money than the initial £2.50 we'd anticipated but we love it! It's the first home that we know we will be staying in for a long time so we decided to bite the bullet and create something we really wanted. The builders were fantastic and the whole project ran smoothly. Of course we'll never be able to go on holiday ever again or actually feed the children but who cares! This room has become the hub of family life, and it keeps the children from sitting on the cushions in the living room - am I the only one with a weird obsession about small people squashing cushions flat?



Here's another couple of views of it if you're interested...

Notice the plates (see 1st blog)



So we're mortgaged up to the hilt, thank goodness charity shops are still cheap. Finances can be quite tight when only one of you is earning but fortunately neither of us are into flashy cars or expensive holidays. This year we shall be dragging the trusty tent out of the shed again and wheeling our way over to Wales with friends, praying for good weather. The children love it and to be honest if the sun shines on us there's no better feeling than sitting in a blanket under the stars with good company and a few glasses of wine.

Of course if it pours down that's another story completely!................




8 comments:

Tracy said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of blogs, and yes it is addictive!
Your home looks lovely - and never worry about the odd pram wheel getting into the picture - it just shows us all that you live in a normal home x
Enjoy finding all the lovely blogs out there.
Tracy x

Jo said...

Welcome to blogging!
My husband has the wierd cushion thing going on too, the children are not allowed to sit on them as they get squashed, I made most of them and don't mind what they do with them!
I had to sign up to a Google account to post a comment,you might get more comments if you use the option for non google/blogger users to tick the 'other' box - I'm on Typepad so not sure of the ins and outs with Blogger but that's how it's set up on a few blogs I read :)

Primrose Hill said...

Welcome to blog land!
LOVE your kitchen, it looks amazing, and that plate wrack, full of gorgeous vintage plates!
Looking forward to seeing more, lots of links to fab sites over at ours....
Hopefully see you soon,
Lisa :o)

Kim said...

That is gorgeous!!!! It looks like something out of a magazine.

Racheal said...

Hi,
Thanks for the comment on my blog.
I am visiting for the first time and I really like your blog, you would never know that you were a beginner.
And I love your kitchen, it has such a country look to it.
I will visit again soon
Racheal x

Racheal said...

Oh I forgot to say...
I too have that weird cushion problem. If the cushions slip down on the setter and end up underneath someones bum, I am just dying to say, "sit properly" If it's one of my children then I say it but if its a guest then I keep quiet xx

Charlotte said...

Thats exactly the type gf kitchen I long for. One which is the heart of the home. Where we would spend most of our time together. Me cooking ~ being the perfect housewife and Murray doing his homework ( when he goes to school) He's not even two yet but thats what I imagine.
Charlotte xx
p.s thanks for the tag! Thats the first time I've been tagged.

Sheila said...

What a pretty kitchen, so wonderful.x