Thursday, 7 January 2010

our kitchen unveiling

Ta da...so here she is. What do you think? A touch girlie, I know, I really had to restrain Martin from any more of it!! Martin keeps asking if it's the dolls house kitchen I had always dreamt of - I hadn't really ever imagined a kitchen like this but it just transpired - obviously a sub-concious mind full of all things girlie that even a kitchen doesn't get away with it! Of course I had my ideas board for inspiration too...remember this post?

There are still bits and pieces to sort out (isn't there always) but she was a long time coming so to us she's just perfect! She used to be an old parlour room, hence the fireplace, which I might add I fought hard against everyone who came here and said we should rip it out (what and just throw her away?!). Our new extension is the other half of this room (to the left in the photo) which has yet to be finished enough for it's photo opportunity. Anyhow, more kitchen details later, for now, what do you think? Finally, here are a couple more snaps, this time not so pretty....the before and during.

14 comments:

All things nice... said...

Sharon,

Love the new kitchen its really nice, I posted some lovely kitchen inspiration a week or two ago, some of them looked similiar to yours :) I'm sure lots of lovely baking will go on here. Good luck with all the rest of your decorating and best wishes for 2010

All things nice...

jaboopee said...

really LOVE it....its got real personality which is so refreshing , love the colour accents too really stylish.... well done you guys , i'ts been really worth the wait i'm sure....that is a very very happy kitchen.

Designermmg said...

hi Sharon, soooo jealous. t look fab. must be good to have th kitchen back. looks great. luv it luv it. x

Sadhbh said...

Wow Sharon, I looove it. It could easily feature in a magazine. I adore the girly touches, I'm always trying to add girly touches to our kitchen, but as hubby does most of the cooking, I don't always get a say!! Still, my pink gingham oven gloves do look fabulous on him!

Eliane Zimmermann said...

wow*wow*wow*wow* gasp, what a transformation! grand! cheers from icy glengarriff! eliane

Cliona O'Flaherty said...

I LOVE IT!!! Well done team FC. I so wish we were finished....actually I so wish we were already started.

marty and sharon said...

thanks everyone....you can't tear me away from her - i've been cooking like a mad woman! s x

Ciara said...

Wow! Sharon, it is completely STUNNING!!! I absolutely love it!

I don't think I've seen a kitchen so perfectly marry old and new so well. And one of the first thing I spotted was the fireplace! I would have done the same, and hung on to it for dear life LOL!

And yes, the colour accents, Elaine, aren't they perfect?

The whole thing is perfect. Well done!

designheaven said...

WOW! you have done an amazing job! Fantastic kitchen - warm, bright and plenty of room for baking. love it. congratulations to you and martin. and i absolutley love the wallpaper and stairs too!

Paula @ mabel & violet said...

SHARON! This is just stunning, I want to pick out my favourite bits but there's no point in listing everything because I love it all. It just comes together beautifully. OK then can I just say that I really love the lovehearts over the sink....gorgeously girlie!

lizzybits said...

i love your kitchen...so many details that i love...open, plate rack the length of the countertop, chairs, island....soclean and refreshing....i hope to ger our kitchen spruced up soon...you'll be my inspiration! your pics are always great!

sewbeeit said...

I love your colours! You were brave to do the pink fireplace and it paid off. It's nice when men are comfortable with their manliness and don't have to feel threatened with colours and decoration. I've been lucky too.

DANDELION DAYDREAMER said...

Love it! It is stunning, I would have cried to keep the fireplace...nice job! x

Lorna said...

Well done on keeping the fireplace, I hate when people rip out features like that and I love your plate rack above the sink. A fab kitchen and I am green with envy :)

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