Around this time last year, we started on our Kitchen makeover, I had waited a long time for my pretty kitchen and when the time came to finally get started ..I was beyond happy! Below are the different stages and how we did it.
This is before, as you can see all the tiles are missing, my hubby had gone to work and took his tools with him and im certain that he would have thought ‘no tools=no wife dismantling the kitchen’….wrong! You’d be amazed how much DIY I can get done with determination a bread knife and a toffee hammer.
First up was getting rid of all the wood chip off the ceiling, let me tell you that stuff is the devils wall covering and it very nearly broke my spirit! I decided not to buy new kitchen cabinets but work with what I had, it was originally an Ikea kitchen, it was still in good shape I just didn’t like the colour or handles anymore, which for me is not a good enough reason to throw it out, plus the money I saved on doing it myself could go on pretty things…you see method in the madness!!
I liked the idea of a chunky wood oak worktop but after reading some reviews I realised a real wood surface would not work with my family and I really didnt want the upkeep . So I went for an Oak block laminate, its pretty inexpensive, mine was £75 for a 3 metre length.
The Ceramic sink was bought of Ebay for £90 which is much less than the big names were selling it for. The shelving unit for my cups was an Ebay bargain at just £6.00, I painted it the same colour as the units. The large white shelves and wall cubes were from Ikea. The Microwave, Toaster , Kettle, Bunting and Blind were from Dunelm.