Twenty months after embarking on one mother of a DIY kitchen project and we’re in. It’s been well worth the hard work and dust. One wall came down, another was bricked up; we rewired, replumbed and dry-lined the walls, put in a new ceiling and floor, laid parquet, added cast iron radiators…
It’s taken me nearly as long to write this post (2015: must do better). So, without further ado, here it is before and after…
dry-lining the walls, fixing new ceiling and floor
father-in-law John hard at work:
the boy laid a beautiful reclaimed parquet floor and installed two old-school radiators
ta-da! although not quite finished here and I could at least have moved the toy bucket. The lights are 1950s hospital lamps that I found on eBay. The boy spray-painted them matt black and I love how they’ve turned out, they’re one of my favourite things. The worktop is made up from pieces of reclaimed science lab top, again from eBay. I love how the timber blends in with the mahogany floor.
I will eventually get round to doing some nice magazine-style shots with the ubiquitous diptyque dotted about here and there (and no toy bucket). But in the meantime, what do you think, folks?